World of DCL
Since 1980 Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories’ (DCL) scientists have closely collaborated with physicians to create targeted and innovative skincare formulations for some of the best, brightest and most venerated names in aesthetic skincare, including renowned dermatologists, global top-selling brands and influential retailers.
With over three decades of research and product formulations to support our technology and product efficacy, we work to improve lives by improving skin health with substantiated, premium and extraordinarily effective ingredients in wonderfully luxurious product forms.
We are Science
Our team of experienced scientists, microbiologists and brand developers have pioneered many cutting edge skincare technologies in the last 30 years. In fact, the scientific breakthrough that led to the creation of the first commercially-available cosmetceuticals with glycolic acid were developed in our lab. These breakthrough products made glycolic acid a household name and today it is one of the most popular ingredients for smoother, glowing and even-toned skin.
We are Experts
With over three decades of researching and developing breakthrough formulations–collectively we have originated over 7,000–our sole purpose is to make life more beautiful by creating healthy skin. And healthy skin is beautiful skin.
We are Trusted
But we aren’t just a silent partner. Our own brand, DCL Skincare, has been valued by dermatologists and sold in their offices for the last 30 years.
We are One
We own our process and therefore can maintain the highest standards of integrity through the ultimate quality control. We conceive, test, formulate and produce each and every one of our products in our on-site FDA/OTC registered facility in East Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.
We know that beauty is more than skin deep and that our skin is more than just a surface to polish or a canvas for cosmetics. Because the skin is actually the largest organ in the body and performs a number of vital functions, including serving as a protective barrier, we believe in giving this major organ the respect, care and full attention that it deserves. We start by treating skin as a whole through our proprietary Total Skin™ approach to skincare–nourishing, strengthening and protecting all four of its key components. They are:
1. The Stratum Corneum
2. The Epidermis
3. The Dermal Epidermal Junction
4. The Dermis
Each of these Zones plays a crucial role in skin health and appearance, including locking in moisture and nutrients, eliminating toxins and maintaining cellular communication.
Despite skin’s complex composition, most skin care products only focus their attention on the dermis. We believe that for optimal skin health and appearance you must go deeper. This uniquely all-embracing philosophy means DCL products nourish, repair, fortify, clarify and refine skin while preventing future damage to ensure profoundly visible and long-term results.
Discover our full range of innovative formulations for face, hair and body for all ages, skin types and concerns that are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Our clinically tested products have been proven to correct the signs of aging, prevent future damage, soothe irritation, drench dryness, alleviate acne and protect from the sun.
Our interactive tool, “Build Your Ritual” will help you discover the Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories’ products best suited to your skin type and concern, for a lifetime of healthy beautiful skin.