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Derma One. Rebrand

With a new brand shape, vision, position and values, Derma One is set to become the leading brand in its field.

Posted by Ahmad Taha

Beautiful skin requires commitment not a miracle.
Erno Laszlo.

Industry Setting

Derma One is a Bahrain based healthcare brand focused on skin beauty and associated treatments. Its founder Dr Nedhal Khalifa started the firm in 2006 in a nascent market that was free from any real or specialised competition. Many of the country’s patients would visit the skin care consultants of Lebanon for treatment and so building a solid business in the Kingdom was easier as there was a large and growing customer base. Since then the skin beauty and treatment market in the Kingdom and region have increased greatly with many focussed practitioners coming into direct competition with Derma One.

Challenges of a Healthcare Brand

Derma One was a high-quality practice with a very highly qualified chief consultant in Dr Nedhal. The healthcare brand consists of Derma One and Medspa by Derma One. What separated Derma One from its core competition was the exceptional quality of the services on offer. The healthcare brand as considered by its customers to be ‘the Bentley of the skin beauty and care market’; this perception, generated by Dr Nedhal’s expertise, was not being projected by the brand. With growing competition, the need for greater, more sophisticated brand communication was increasing. Another key issue was how to properly connect the Medspa offer to the parent brand without reducing the equity in the main Derma One brand.

The Healthcare Brand needed to:

  • Provide a strategic framework in which the brand could develop its services and communication
  • Reflect the high-quality service provision and personal approach to care
  • Provide a considered architecture that would help it to grow future offerings without reducing the core brand equity

Healthcare Brand Strategy

Through client workshops we helped to discover the brand’s true purpose – To empower people to be their best, it’s positioning of the expert and personality – the archangel. From this, we worked on brand values that would help the team to build a culture that could support this vision and result in the brand personality. These values were Trustworthy, Dynamic & Respectful. This culture was driven by a client promise to help you achieve your greatest natural beauty. These values were combined to create the brand DNA that drove the creative identity exercise. We then created the brand hierarchy of Derma One, Derma One Dr Nedhal, and Derma One Medspa to make sure customers could differentiate their expectations.

Our strategy included:

  • A new vision statement ‘To empower people to be their best’
  • The new positioning of ‘Expert’ summed up in a statement – ‘the Bentley of skin beauty & care’
  • New values of Trust (We are honest and dependable. We work ethically and deliver on our promises, Respect (We value respect and look after our people, clients, and the planet), Dynamism (We have the passion and drive to go above and beyond and seek new opportunities).

Our identity program included:

  • New highly sophisticated brand mark comprised of hand-crafted type
  • New colour scheme
  • New skin whorl 5th element pattern device
  • New font and type system


  • The brand has been rolled out to its core markets in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • The appreciation of the internal changes has been clearly identified by the internal team and shareholders alike.
  • The final rendering of a sophisticated, expert brand has helped consumers to report on a considered perception of Derma One being ‘the leading brand in its field’.
  • Brand re-launch has enjoyed overwhelmingly positive reception by skin care customers and the dermatological aesthetics industry in Bahrain.

We didn’t work on the logo design only, to view our fantastic digital work on Derma One website, visit www.dermaonecentre.com

To view other great work on beauty brands, click here.

Services delivered:

Strategy, Branding, Identity, Graphic Design, Collateral, Digital Design & Signage.

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