Galderma is a Swiss pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatological products, most famously its consumer skincare brand Cetaphil. It was founded in 1981 as a 50:50 joint venture between Nestlé and L'Oréal. Nestlé bought all of L’Oréal's shares in 2014 and created a new division called Nestlé Skin Health.
Galderma products are identifiable by two small stripes at the side of product cartons or tubes, one in blue and the other in cyan. In October 2019, the skin health business of Nestlé was sold into a consortium led by EQT Partners, thus making the revival of Galderma name to the whole company than just a division.
Galderma introduced a new logo in 2011, keeping the signature blue-and-turquoise rectangle, but altering the color shades, replacing the ‘G’ icon with the rectangle around the ‘D’ (for dermatology) and changing the wordmark font.
With the creation of Nestlé Skin Health in 2014, Galderma dropped the rectangle and adopted the new icon used by Nestlé Skin Health. However, the signature colors and wordmark have been retained, and the ‘D’ continues to be in a different shade.
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