Dermoteca was established in 1994 by pharmacist Cristina Varandas, focusing exclusively on Dermatology, representing European and US laboratories in Portugal. The result of a youthful, enterprising and dynamic spirit, Dermoteca has always aimed at selecting and launching Cosmetic Dermatology products in the Portuguese market. Over the years, we have gone beyond Dermatology and into other medical fields, such as Pediatrics, Gynecology and Otorhinolaryngology (ENT). With a market positioning guided by scientific rigor, Dermoteca products are sold exclusively in pharmacies and parapharmacies, as well as on our online store.
Dermoteca has always been a pioneer in launching products with innovative formulations. Our constant research and development is evident in cosmetic dermatology, which includes the aesthetic and other fields. Via their formulations, Dermoteca products are functional adjuvants to specific therapies, allowing to maintain the skin and body's health.
The year 2000 was a milestone for Dermoteca, when we launched our first cosmetic dermatology brand, D'AVEIA. We are proud to say that the D'AVEIA brand quickly found its way into the Portuguese people's homes, currently amongst the top players of the pharmaceutical market, with wide recognition in several medical fields.
In June 2009, Dermoteca launched another brand on the Portuguese market, DC – Dermoteca Cosmetics. Formulated from the Touriga Nacional grape variety, from the famous Douro region and considered by many to be Portugal's finest, DC – Dermoteca Cosmetics products extract its essential components, like Resveratrol, Polyphenols and Proanthocyanidins, to maintain a youthful skin and to fight against aging.
Brands we represent
Dermoteca is constantly aware of all innovations that appear at an international level in the field of cosmetic dermatology. The close contact we have with many prestigious international laboratories keeps us updated and allows us to launch the latest innovations in the Portuguese market. We represent Istituto Ganassini and its renowned brands, like Rilastil, Bioclin, Alkagin, Fitormil, Fitorgil and Tonimer. Established in 1935, Istituto Ganassini is one of the oldest and most renowned laboratories, in both Italy and the world. The Alpha and Dermagor brands, internationally renowned in the field of Dermatology, property of the French laboratory Melisana, are also exclusively sold in Portugal by Dermoteca. We keep a close relationship with these laboratories and working together allows us to set clear and objective strategies, enabling our products to be on the cutting edge of scientific research.