philosophy was founded in 1996 by Cristina Carlino, a cosmetic industry visionary, with over 30 years experience in clinical skin care and beauty. The first company Cristina founded was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world's leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists. From biomedic, Cristina plastic surgeons and dermatologists. From biomedic, Cristina expanded her inspirational vision to create philosophy. Her goal was to bridge the gap between what was offered in doctors' offices and retail, so women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies.
philosophy was acquired by the Coty Inc. prestige portfolio in 2010, and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona