The Story of SkinMedica®
Our founders began a revolution in skin health that continues to fuel the scientific research, innovation, and transformative results for which SkinMedica® is known.
Inspired by their patients seeking healthier looking skin, SkinMedica® was founded by pioneers in the science of skin rejuvenation. Our co-founder, the renowned dermatologist Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, had a vision to develop a better way to slow the aging process and unlock the potential of the skin to heal from within; and in 1999, the groundbreaking scientifically based skin care line called SkinMedica® was born.
You can’t go back in time, but SkinMedica® will continue to develop products that work with your skin to correct the damage of the past and prepare it for the future. Our science is complex, but the results are simple.
Launched Dermal Repair Cream, an ultra rich moisturizer that helps prevent moisture loss and improve skin smoothness to restore your skin's natural beauty
Began the development of growth factor technology with a patent issued for TNS – Tissue Nutrient Solution – a revolution in age defense science
Launched TNS Recovery Complex®, creating the first topical Growth Factors solution—pioneering the creation of the entire category
Launched TNS Essential Serum® combining the strength of TNS Recovery Complex® with antioxidants and peptides to create an all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment
SkinMedica® introduced a topical retinol product to renew skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines with clinical cosmetic efficacy equal to 0.025% tretinoin
SkinMedica® Aesthetic Clinic was established for cosmetic chemists and scientists to conduct studies focused on the development of effective and innovative skin care products
SkinMedica® became an Allergan brand, to further identify and develop revolutionary products and innovation rooted in science
SkinMedica® started to focus on investing in skin biology through pre-clinical studies to understand complex biological systems and ensure the highest skin care quality
Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex re-envisioned the category without the use of hydroquinone to correct the appearance of dark spots and promote a more even complexion
Launched Retinol Complex to enhance skin tone, texture, and resiliency
Introduced our customers and partners to Brilliant Distinctions® and Allergan Partner Privileges® to reward their loyalty
SkinMedica® raised the standard in sun protection with the launch of Total Defense + Repair, a revolutionary superscreen that goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful infrared rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself
Moved our headquarters to Irvine to capitalize on resources and infrastructure within our Allergan network that include a SkinMedica® clinical research site and laboratories
Launched HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, a product that provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA) for overall skin health