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Cetaphil Clear Skies

16 May 2022

Cetaphil celebrates Earth Day 365 days a year by treating the planet like skin, with sensitivity and based on science!


Galderma and Cetaphil®, the #1 physician-recommended brand in the US for sensitive skin*, are proud to announce the launch of Clear Skies, an initiative that demonstrates their long-term commitment to the environment, and to a better, more sustainable future for all.
Over the past decade, Galderma has made great strides in reducing its environmental footprint, and through its Cetaphil® Clear Skies initiative, is committed to further reducing its environmental impact, aiming for 100% renewable electricity at manufacturing facilities by 2022, and carbon neutral production facilities within ten years.


  We know that the health of our skin is a reflection of our environment: factors such as pollution, water quality and climate can affect the skin, especially sensitive skin. As a leader in sensitive skin care, it's time to be even more environmentally conscious, and contribute both in the short and long term.

Walter Greiger, global head of Galderma's consumer business unit.


Cetaphil® has been protecting and caring for sensitive skin for over 70 years, but this commitment to sensitivity extends beyond the skin, which is why the brand is working to be more sustainable and more efficient, using fewer resources and generating less waste. Cetaphil® Clear Skies embodies the company's roadmap to continue integrating more responsible practices across its business, broken down into four key areas: reducing environmental impact, formulating with cleaner ingredients, using smarter packaging and serving the community. 

These are some of the initiatives already underway to reduce environmental impact and the goals for the future:


Redução do impacto ambiental

Reducing environmental impact: since 2010, Galderma and Cetaphil® have reduced the factories annual CO2 emissions by more than 60% through the use of more efficient technology, and 95% of the electricity that powers the factories comes from renewable energy. They have also reduced water consumption by 33% per tonne of product through recycling and reuse programs in factories and research facilities, and increased the efficiency of production and cleaning cycles.

Formulation with cleaner ingredients: Cetaphil® is also reformulating its products to provide consumers with more sustainable benchmarks. The brand is carrying out a reformulation process starting with its most iconic products, which will now be made with ingredients that are more easily biodegradable, and will continue with the reformulation of the rest of the ranges.


Use of smarter packaging: Cetaphil® uses mainly mono-material packaging and closures, so most of them can be recycled at many of the facilities. In addition, a large proportion of the products use removable packaging and closures, which makes sorting easier. Paper packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable materials. Still, Cetaphil® is improving packaging to ensure its recyclability and will continue to identify ways to make its packaging more environmentally friendly.


Serving the community: social impact and serving the community with sensitive skin is another key pillar of this initiative. In the US, Cetaphil® has been working for a decade with Camp Wonder, a camp founded by the Children's Skin Disease Foundation, which enables children with chronic skin diseases to enjoy a safer environment tailored to their needs and in which Cetaphil® employees and partner health professionals participate as volunteers. With the implementation of the Clear Skies initiative, Cetaphil® will continue to expand its commitment to society beyond this camp, collaborating locally with organizations in different countries around the world where it can promote its mission of caring for sensitive skin.

*based on an IQVIA questionnaire given to 3,634 US physicians in Feb-Apr 2021.