Simi Valley, CA (August 2010) – derma e® Natural Bodycare, a pioneer in formulating cutting-edge effective natural skin-care products, continues to show its commitment to the environment by supporting Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, safe, healthy and clean. This is the fourth year derma e® has donated to this worthy cause.

Taking a hands-on, grassroots approach, Heal the Bay relies on science, education, community action and advocacy to protect and preserve Southern California’s waterways, beaches and coasts. Heal the Bay ensures people can safely swim, surf and play by providing ocean water quality grades through its Beach Report Card®. In addition to protecting public health, Heal the Bay educates adults and children about ocean pollution through its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and with wide-reaching campaigns, such as “A Day Without A Bag,” which urges shoppers to forgo single-use plastic bags. Heal the Bay also activates volunteers through community action efforts including Coastal Cleanup Day, the world’s largest single-day volunteer event, and its monthly Nothin’ But Sand cleanups.

In addition to contributing funds to support safe and clean beaches, derma e® was delighted to support Heal the Bay’s 2010 Bring Back the Beach benefit dinner and silent auction by donating a gift basket of its natural, effective skin-care products that utilize optimal levels of scientifically proven antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and botanicals to help reduce the signs of aging, resolve problem skin conditions and nourish the entire body.

“We are extremely pleased that not only are we able to contribute to various human interest, animal welfare and land conservation programs, but through Heal the Bay we can help improve the biological and environmental conditions of our very own Southern California coastline,” says Dr. Linda Miles, L. Ac., D.O.M., vice president of derma e® Natural Bodycare.

For more than 25 years, derma e® Natural Bodycare has pioneered the development of high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions. This award-winning, comprehensive line offers more than 90 SKUs that are free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, mineral oil and lanolin, and are cruelty-free, 100-percent vegetarian and manufactured with wind energy. derma e® can be found in 5,000-plus retail outlets across the U.S., with additional distribution internationally and on derma e® is family owned and operated and dedicated to serving the natural products retailer.