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DERMA E Builds for the Future with Appointment of Brenda Wu as President and CEO


Industry veteran to lead DERMA E as President and CEO

DERMA E, a leading natural, eco-ethical skincare brand, today announced
that Brenda Wu has been selected as its new President and CEO, effective
immediately. She will also become a member of the DERMA E Board of

California-based DERMA E is a rapidly growing trailblazer of eco-ethical
skincare and is one of only four brands to garner the highest
recognition for ‘naturalness' from independent industry analysts. For
nearly 35 years, DERMA E has been providing natural, vegan and
cruelty-free products, formulated and manufactured in an ethical way, to
address a wide range of skincare concerns, with distribution at leading
natural and beauty retailers throughout twenty countries worldwide. New
Mountain Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm that manages
more than $20 billion in assets, backs DERMA E and has helped DERMA E
accelerate its category-leading growth.

Wu joins DERMA E after more than a decade of success at L'Oréal, where
she worked with trusted brands such as Skinceuticals, Giorgio Armani
Beauty, Lancôme and Kiehl's. Most recently, Wu served as U.S. General
Manager of Skinceuticals. Under Wu's leadership, Skinceuticals became
the #1 professional skincare brand in the U.S. Prior to L'Oréal, Wu led
teams in retail merchandising at Banana Republic, digital marketing at
AOL Time Warner and strategy consulting at Bain & Company. Wu is a
graduate of Harvard University, holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business
School and has also attended Harvard Law School and the Christine Valmy
Esthetics school.

"I am thrilled and honored to join DERMA E as President and CEO,"
commented Wu. "DERMA E is a brand that resonates strongly with today's
discerning customers and the DERMA E organization has a purposeful
mission to deliver innovative, uncompromising and high-quality products
that are better for both consumers and the environment. I look forward
to working with the DERMA E team during this exciting stage of growth to
further the brands commitment to its customers and partners."

"Brenda is a proven leader with an exceptional track-record of
delivering results through a dedication to her teams, ongoing innovation
and partnership with customers," added Andre Moura, Chairman of the
DERMA E Board of Directors and Managing Director at New Mountain
Capital. "We're excited to see Brenda fit right in with the DERMA E team
and help DERMA E further its mission of providing customers and
consumers access to clinically-supported, natural products that result
in healthy, beautiful skin."

As President and CEO, Wu will oversee DERMA E's overall strategy and
continued growth.


DERMA E is a leading natural, eco-ethical skincare brand with a global
presence. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Simi Valley, California,
DERMA E's mission is to deliver high quality, affordable and natural
skincare products to consumers. DERMA E's products are 100% vegan and
cruelty-free and do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,
petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs. For
more information on DERMA E, please visit:

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