The skin-care company Derma Health Laboratories, part of the GlaxoSmithKline Inc. company, says it is moving to an all-vegetable-vegan formulation and will not use any animal products.
The company announced Wednesday that it will focus on creating more natural ingredients like vitamins, minerals and other vitamins, and it is launching a new line of skin-conditioning products.
“We see the opportunity for patients to live a healthier life, for people to live better,” said Marc Buhl, chief executive of Derma.
“It’s not a question of who is vegan.
It’s about who is living a better life, living longer, with fewer health problems.”
The company’s products include a dermatology-centric line of skincare, cleansers and moisturizers for skin care professionals.
Derma’s “skin-care products and treatments for all skin types,” are infused with organic, plant-based ingredients and designed to provide people with a boost in health and vitality.
“Derma makes dermatology skincares with the same passion, dedication and commitment as its skin- care line,” said Glaxoschief human resources officer, Lisa Dettwiler, in a statement.
The new formulation will include the company’s plant- based product and include a vitamin E supplement.
Dermas new line will go into phase two, meaning consumers will be able to choose between the product and its plant-infused formula.
According to the company, dermatologists will be the first to get the new formulation, so they can treat patients based on their skin type.
In the meantime, the company is focusing on a small team of people, who have been training with the company for about six months.
A press release said the team will focus solely on dermatology care, and the brand will be expanded to a broader range of consumer categories.
Dermosis Labs announced earlier this week it will add vegan formulas to its skin care products and the company will be partnering with a large company to further its transition into a plant-powered company.
It said in a separate statement that it is exploring the use of more vegan products.
(Reporting by Karen Lewis; Editing by Steve Gorman)