October 31, 2019

Todd Franklin Watanabe
Chief Executive Officer
Arcutis, Inc.
2945 Townsgate Rd., Suite 110
Westlake Village
CA 91361

       Re: Arcutis, Inc.
           Amendment No. 1 to Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1
           Submitted October 21, 2019
           CIK No. 0001787306

Dear Mr. Watanabe:

      We have reviewed your amended registration statement and have the
comments. In some of our comments, we may ask you to provide us with
information so we
may better understand your disclosure.

       Please respond to this letter by amending your registration statement
and providing the
requested information. If you do not believe our comments apply to your facts
circumstances or do not believe an amendment is appropriate, please tell us why
in your

       After reviewing any amendment to your registration statement and the
information you
provide in response to these comments, we may have additional comments. Unless
we note
otherwise, our references to prior comments are to comments in our October 4,
2019 letter.

Amendment No. 1 to Draft Registration Statement on Form S-1

Overview, page 1

1.     We note your revised disclosure in response to comment 1. Please further
revise your
       disclosure to more broadly acknowledge the widespread use of accepted
treatments for the
       applications that you are considering. In addition, please remove
references to the relative
       safety and efficacy of various treatments, as safety and efficacy are
uniquely within the
       purview of the FDA.
 Todd Franklin Watanabe
Arcutis, Inc.
October 31, 2019
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        You may contact Christine Torney at 202-551-3652 or Angela Connell at
if you have questions regarding comments on the financial statements and
matters. Please contact Julia Griffith at 202-551-3267 or Dietrich King at
202-551-8071 with
any other questions.

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