Dr. Thrower's

Our Story

Established in 1992. Dermatologist developed. Focused on diverse skin tones.

We believe that perfect skin is healthy skin no matter the tone, that skincare is a journey, and skin education is key. We focus on diverse skin tones because high pigmentation skin has unique needs often underserved by mainstream brands. We are a black-owned brand with a purpose: to support our #glower’s skincare journey into healthy, glowing skin with proven formulations and professional advice.

How it all started

Our brand started with Dr. Angelo Thrower M.D, P.A, in 1992 when he sought to create a line of products his ethnic patients could use with great results. 

Early in his childhood, Dr. Thrower became interested in medicine through his mother, a hospital worker, and later during his teenage years, while struggling with acne, became curious about dermatology. 

Dr. Thrower got his start as a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine and the George Washington University Medical Center. Although dermatology was a common specialty, Dr. Thrower found few professionals understood the needs of high pigmentation skin and even fewer graduate programs taught it. 

As a result, Dr. Thrower had to teach himself about dermatology for high pigmentation skin. A pioneer in this distinctive field, and with more than 3 decades of clinical experience, Dr. Thrower is regarded an expert. He has written 3 textbooks and is the official physician for the Miami Heat Team.

Our values

Skin education first

We design durable products that blend timeless style with functional features that help lay the foundation for better living.

Create communities

We bring together a community of passionate and diverse individuals who want to be part of something bigger.

Inspire innovation

We are a forward-thinking brand that delivers cutting-edge products to fit our customers' modern and evolving lifestyles.

Be authentic

We are driven by passion, not ego. We recognize and celebrate our individuality, strengths, and even weaknesses, but remain humble and open to continuous improvement.

2022 goals

By adopting circularity and innovation as our design philosophy, we strive to help shape a better, more mindful world where human progress is in harmony with the planet’s well-being. In 2019, we unveiled a series of ambitious goals to be achieved by 2022. After 3 years of work, reflection, and challenges, and in line with our pledge for transparency, here is the progress we’ve accomplished so far.

 

78%

of our assortment is responsible.

78% of our products either contain certified low-impact, cruelty-free, organic, biodegradable, or recycled fibres.

54%

of our assortment is responsible.

78% of our products either contain certified low-impact, cruelty-free, organic, biodegradable, or recycled fibres.

98%

of our assortment is responsible.

78% of our products either contain certified low-impact, cruelty-free, organic, biodegradable, or recycled fibres.

Product Evolution

Skincare for diverse tones was non-existent in the 90s. Observing this need, Dr. Thrower created the first skincare system that addresses the primary concerns of diverse skin tones: acne & discoloration, dryness & irritation.

Since then, Dr. Thrower’s Skincare regimens have been tested, refined & vetted by thousands of Dr. Thrower’s patients at Dr. Thrower’s Medspa in Holywood Florida.

Check out our product evolution throughout the years: 

  • Dr. Thrower’s Heritage Collection
  • Dr. Thrower’s Heritage Black Skin Care
  • Dr. Thrower’s Skincare Spa Line for Men & Women
  • Dr. Thrower’s Skincare

Our mission is to help 1 million faces return to glowing, healthy skin through the use of skin type-specific, ingredient-compatible proven formulas.