Scottsdale-based PCA SKIN, a leader in professional skin health and available in more than 7,000 medical and aesthetic practices globally, announced Michael Larrain as CEO effective Jan. 5, 2015.

Larrain joins PCA SKIN after more than two decades as a leader with top beauty, health and wellness brands, including L’Oreal, SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica. Larrain’s background in developing and expanding national brands is perfectly suited to augment PCA SKIN’s deep track record of growth, and to drive the company’s next phase of expansion.

“Michael is a successful business leader who has transformed cosmetic companies into global beauty and health brands. He has the experience, passion and demonstrated ability to take PCA SKIN to the next level,” said Richard Linder, PCA SKIN Chairman. “As we head into PCA SKIN’s next chapter, there are many exciting developments on the horizon. Larrain is the ideal leader to drive these plans and continue the company’s growth and vision for many years to come.”

Larrain joins PCA SKIN from L’Oreal, where he served as President of the Active Cosmetics Division, and also held positions as General Manager and Vice President of Sales for SkinCeuticals. While at L’Oreal, Larrain successfully turned three brands into lucrative entities and led a skin care brand through a complete turnaround in just 18 months.

Previously, Larrain served as Vice President of Sales for Dermalogica & International Dermal Institute, a global prestige skin care company and education provider.

“I’m excited to join the all-star team at PCA SKIN and be part of aggressively growing this extraordinary business,” said Larrain. “The brand has established itself as a trusted leader in the skin health space, and I look forward to continuing the company’s success as we kick off the new year.”

Larrain is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, and is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton in California. He will be based out of PCA SKIN’s Scottsdale headquarters.