Evolution In Innovation

In 1999, The Groundbreaking Scientifically Based Skin Care Line Called SkinMedica® Was Born.

We Chase The Limitless Potential Of Science

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.


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, peptides, and other specialty ingredients 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 similar to 0.025% tretinoin.


SkinMedica® Aesthetic Clinic was established for cosmetic chemists and scientists to conduct clinical research 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.


Launched Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum, an advanced product formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration for a variety of skin types and ethnicities.


TNS® Advanced+ Serum, the next-generation, growth factor innovation launches. Visible results in just 2 weeks and the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin.


SkinMedica® goes beyond the face, launching Neck Correct cream for Neck and Décolleté – a powerfully effective serum uniquely designed to prevent and address the visible signs of moderate to severe neck aging.