Twenty-five years ago, we both felt that there was something missing in the natural market: healthy, natural skincare products that nourish and deliver results at a reasonable price. Therefore, our vision was simple: we combined our passion for the pure power of nature with our desire to support the well-being of people and decided to develop effective, natural skincare that was affordable.
What makes your products unique?
We understand that most consumers who choose natural skincare don’t want to sacrifice quality. Therefore, we offer nourishing, natural skincare products that deliver results. We carefully develop pH-balanced formulas that contain optimal levels of natural actives including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that have been scientifically proven effective when applied to the skin.
We are also proud to say all of our products have a safe, effective delivery system free of parabens and phthalates and all are 100% vegetarian, cruelty-free and organic whenever possible.
What is your favorite product and why?
Our Tea Tree & E Antiseptic Crème is my favorite product because of its versatility and the number of practical uses it has. This crème can help anything from cuts, burns and insect bites to dry skin, rashes and fungal issues. Because of Tea Tree’s numerous natural healing properties, I do believe it is undeniably the best all-around product and natural first aid remedy as well as a great moisturizer.
My favorite product, the one I truly feel is the best formula we have developed is the Age-Defying Night Crème. This crème contains Astaxanthin and Pycnogenol®, the very best, strongest antioxidants for topical use. It will help those who want to fight the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, and my daughters and their friends even tell me they have had great experiences with it balancing skin oils helping to promote a clearer complexion. It also contains my favorite lavender pure essential oil that gives this product its wonderful scent.
Why should people choose natural skincare?
We like to refer to our products as health food for your skin. If you are making conscious and educated choices about the food you put in your mouth, you should be concerned about the personal care products that are applied and absorbed through your skin. Natural skincare products incorporate nourishing vitamins, antioxidants and botanicals without the use of harsh chemicals or potentially harmful ingredients.
We also truly believe in natural ingredients because of the numerous active compounds they contain, and these contribute to a complex range of healing powers that benefit the body. Because of the powerful yet gentle composition of natural ingredients and their ability to stimulate the body’s own amazing power to restore balance and produce healthy, beautiful skin, we really feel these benefits cannot be recreated with synthetic ingredients and that choosing natural skincare is the best choice.
How does derma e protect the environment?
Here at derma e, we constantly strive to lessen our impact on the environment, improve conservation efforts and feel we all have a responsibility to contribute to local and world communities. We recently made the move to 100% wind energy, significantly reducing the company’s environmental footprint by matching 100% of conventional electricity use with clean, renewable energy.
We also have an in-office conservation and recycling program, use 100% recyclable packaging and support green business practices. Additionally, derma e® donates to various human and animal welfare and land conservation programs such as the Special Olympics, the World Wildlife Fund, Heal the Bay Santa Monica and the Brittany Foundation.
Another project we hold dear to our hearts is The Paraguay Project. My daughter served as a Peace Corp volunteer in Paraguay and saw and felt the needs of the Paraguayan people for educational opportunities, sustainable incomes, and empowerment, especially empowerment of woman and youth. She also observed the rapid destruction of the forest and other natural resources and felt the need for these resources to be protected for future generations. As a result, we developed The Paraguay Project, a three-tiered charitable program supporting the people, rainforest and land of Paraguay. We purchase beautiful, hand-crafted Spiderweb Lace at a fair market price directly from co-ops in Paraguay, sell it in the U.S. to boutiques and directly to customers online and donate a percentage of all derma e® product sales to The Paraguay Project.