About us

At a glance

To meet a broad range of skin health needs, Galderma offers a range of leading medical and consumer skin health brands, through three strategic areas: Prescription, Aesthetics and Consumer. 

 

Key facts

7 innovation areas

We focus our innovation on 7 areas: acne, rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, skin ageing, sun protection and skin cancer.

 

7 manufacturing sites

In 2017, the 1,200+ employees at our 6 manufacturing sites produced 215 million units. We make 75% of our products in-house.

 

World presence

We operate from 50 sites in 40 countries, with our headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Sales by region

North America 49%
International 51%

 

Sales by business

Consumer 43%
Aesthetics 32%
Prescription 25%

 

Creating shared value

We collaborate with the broad skin health community:

  • Industry-leading medical education with Derm101

  • Promoting community initiatives in dermatology

  • Engaging with the dermatology community

 

Leadership

Find out about our leadership team by clicking here.

A timeline of our history

1981
Foundation of Galderma

1984
Galderma discovers Adapalene

1986
First commercial operations

1995
Launch of Acne treatment Differin

1997
Galderma (UK) Ltd established

1999
Acquisition of Loceryl Curanail, (developed by Roche and Nycomed)

2000
Opening of production site in Baie d’Urfé, Canada

2001
Licensing agreement for Metvix (pre-cancerous skin lesions and skin cancer treatment)

2004
Opening of production site in Hortolândia, Brazil

2007
Launch of Differin 0.3%

2008
Launch of Epiduo

2009
Launch of Azzalure and Restylane Injector

 

 

2011
Acquisition of Q-Med, maker of Restylane (production site in Uppsala)

Launch of Cetaphil Restoraderm 

2012
Launch of Cetaphil Dermacontrol in 6 countries

2014
Nestlé Skin Health is founded

2015
Creation of Consumer Business Unit

Launch of Acnecide and Soolantra

2016
Formation of The Proactiv Company

Galderma and Chugai announce Global License Agreement for Nemolizumab, Novel Biotherapy for Skin Diseases

2017
Cetaphil celebrates 70 years of healthy skin

2018
FDA Approval of Restylane Lyft for Hands

Launch of 4 new Cetaphil products: 

       1.Cetaphil Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF 50+ 50g

       2.Cetaphil Rich Night Cream 

       3.Cetaphil Moisturising Hand Cream 50ml

       4.Cetaphil Body Cream