Meet Dr. Loretta Ciraldo

Loretta Ciraldo, M.D., FAAD
Board-Certified Dermatologist, Founder of Dr. Loretta skincare

Dr. Loretta, a pioneer in research and formulation, is also a practitioner, a mother, a speaker, and a friend. Though she has formulated some of the most effective products on the market, what sets her apart is 40+ years of working with her patients. She’s designed a realistic set of products with a deep understanding of the struggles, frustrations, and dreams we all have for our skin.


In 1978, Dr. Loretta graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York.

Professional Accomplishments

  • From 1975 to 1977, Dr. Loretta studied UVA effects on skin at Harvard Medical School and contributed to the creation of the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification
  • From 1979 to 1982, Dr. Loretta was the resident and Chief Resident in Dermatology at the Albert Einstein Collage of Medicine in Bronx, New York.
  • In 1984, Dr. Loretta created the first Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic at the University of Miami School of Medicine 
  • In 1993, Dr. Loretta began formulated professional skincare sold exclusively in physicians offices and in 2018, she launched Dr. Loretta skincare.