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Our Company

Since 1980 Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories’ (DCL) scientists have collaborated closely with physicians to create innovative and effective skincare formulations for some of the best, brightest and most trusted names in skincare, including dermatologists, global top-selling brands and retailers.


Our team of experienced cosmetic formulation scientists, microbiology technicians and brand developers has a combined 120 years of experience and has pioneered many cutting edge skincare technologies. One notable discovery was a formulation of glycolic acid with complex emulsifiers transformed into luxurious, stable and highly effective cream and lotion forms. These breakthrough products made glycolic acid a household name and today it is one of the most popular ingredients used in skincare for smoother, glowing and more even-toned skin.


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.


But we aren’t just a silent partner. Our own brand, DCL Skincare, has been valued by dermatologists and sold in their offices for over 30 years. And now we’re bringing it directly to you—no appointment necessary.


Our Philosophy

We believe that beauty is more than skin deep and that our skin is more than just a surface to polish or cover up with cosmetics. The skin is actually the largest organ in the body and performs a number of vital functions, including:

  • Serving as a protective barrier
  • Shielding the body’s delicate tissues from injuries
  • Insulating the body from heat and cold
  • Eliminating toxins
  • Guarding against excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays
  • Helping to produce the body’s supply of vitamin D
  • Enabling us to feel pain, cold, heat, touch and pressure
  • Preventing infection by defending us against pathogens


So we believe in giving skin the respect, care and full attention that it deserves. And we start by treating it as a whole--nourishing, strengthening and protecting all of the skin’s four key components, which are:

  1. The Stratum Corneum
  2. The Epidermis
  3. The Dermal Epidermal Junction
  4. The Dermis


Each of these regions plays a crucial role in skin health and appearance, including locking in moisture and nutrients, eliminating toxins, blocking out dirt, bacteria, viruses and pollutants, and maintaining cellular communication.


But despite skin’s complex composition and multiple functions, most skin care products only focus their attention on the dermis. We believe, though, that for optimal skin health and appearance you can’t pick a favorite child, and that no matter what your skin type or concern, you must address all four of these components in unison. Because of this comprehensive approach to skin care, our products nourish, repair, fortify, clarify and refine skin, while preventing future damage, to achieve profound visible and long term results.


With over three decades of research and product formulations to support our direction and product efficacy, we work to improve lives by improving skin health with substantiated, premium and extraordinarily effective ingredients in wonderfully luxurious product forms.


Our Products

One of the most exciting innovations that defines our 5 star-reviewed- products is our unique and proven approach to formulating, which involves an open exchange with industry experts and you, our clients. We collaborate with hundreds of physicians, receive continuous feedback from on-going focus groups and then rigorously test and re-test every product through independent clinical studies to support claims before we introduce it to you.


And for the ultimate quality control, all of our products are researched, developed, formulated and manufactured in our on-site FDA/OTC registered facility in East Haven, Conn.


The brilliant end result of this painstaking process is our range of innovative, high-performance and elegant formulations for face, hair and body for all ages, skin types and concerns, proven to provide lasting and meaningful benefits. We expertly formulate 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.

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