Learn about Stiefel through the years.
The Stiefel story began with an unrelenting passion for skin health, and it’s what continues to drive our development of the world’s most advanced skin care products.
Established in 1847, Stiefel, now a GSK company, emerged in a time of great scientific discovery. As the 19th century progressed, so did a focus on bacteria (germs) and skin health, and dermatology soon evolved into a separate medical specialty. J.D. Stiefel joined forces with dermatologists Ferdinand von Hebra and Paul Unna to develop some of the world’s first medicated soaps.
Stiefel has built a trusted reputation with dermatologists and other skin health professionals around the world. In addition, Stiefel consumers have provided us with insight and understanding by sharing their dermatology and skin health needs and experiences. This relationship with dermatologists and consumers has helped Stiefel create a unique dermatology and skin health experience.
After more than 160 years, Stiefel has expanded beyond soap to pioneer several prescription and over-the counter skin care products. It’s our passion for skin health that will ensure that Stiefel continues to develop and deliver tomorrow’s solutions.