Prescription Skin-Care Specialist SkinMedica Acquires Colorescience

Carlsbad, CA-based SkinMedica says it has acquired Dana Point, CA-based Colorescience, a mineral makeup company that provides cosmetics to remedy and camouflage skin discolorations and other defects while also protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Financial terms were not disclosed.

In a statement, SkinMedica indicates that it plans to operate Colorescience as a subsidiary, and named Josie Juncal to lead the business as vice president of new commercial operations. She previously held roles in product development, marketing, and public relations at SkinMedica.

SkinMedica markets its skin care products to dermatologists and other physicians. Its primary prescription product is an eflornithine hydrochloride cream intended to help women reduce unwanted facial hair. The company was founded in 1999, and has received venture backing from Apax Partners, Domain Associates, EuclidSR Partners, HealthCare Ventures, Montagu Newhall Associates, Montreux Equity Partners, Perseus-Soros BioPharmaceutical Fund, St. Paul Venture Capital, Split Rock Partners and Windamere Venture Partners.

Bruce V. Bigelow was the editor of Xconomy San Diego from 2008 to 2018. Read more about his life and work here. Follow @bvbigelow

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One response to “Prescription Skin-Care Specialist SkinMedica Acquires Colorescience”

  1. Hey Bruce,

    Is the prescription eflornithine hydrochloride cream on the market yet? I can’t find it. If possible, send a link to my email, or you can reply to this comment.

    I appreciate it very much.