1) What are the core values/ development process and innovation behind the La Roche-Posay brand?
The La Roche-Posay brand is a true partner of Dermatology with products designed to accompany dermatologists in their daily practice.
Developed with dermatologists the formulation charter is one of the strictest in the cosmetic industry in terms of efficacy, tolerance and cosmeticity.
La Roche-Posay develop products for sensitive or reactive skin, acne-prone skin, skin irritation, sun intolerance, dandruff and skin ageing. At the heart of all La Roche-Posay products you will find the thermal spring water. From 1617, the therapeutic reputation of La Roche-Posay was such that Pierre Milon, doctor to Henri IV and Louis XIII, went down to the town of La Roche-Posay to carry out the first analyses of the water.
At the beginning of the 19th century Napoleon Bonaparte had a thermal hospital built in la Roche –Posay to treat skin disorders of his soldiers. In 1897 the hospital became recognised as an official utility by the French medical academy. In 1905 the first thermal centre was opened. In 1913 the French academy officially declared La Roche-Posay a hydrothermal resort. In 1928 the first product containing thermal spring water for dermatological use was created.
Today the La Roche-Posay resort now welcomes more than 8,000 patients a year, and the thermal centre at La Roche-Posay is the leading dermatological thermal centre in Europe, having treated over 415,000 patients since its foundation in 1905. In France, over half of all dermatological treatments are delivered there. 1/3 of patients treated are children. The main treatments provided by dermatologists at the resort are for atopy, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
La Roche-Posay products are prescribed or recommended alone, or in addition to medical treatments. All products guarantee efficacy and maximum tolerance. Cutting-edge dermatological active ingredients are use in the formulas. Their efficacy is proven through clinical studies conducted by dermatologists and the results of these studies are published in internationally-renowned dermatology journals: at dermatology congresses around the world.
La Roche-Posay products are created following very strict formula regulations to ensure maximum tolerance. Minimalist formulations: Less is more!
All formulas are Hypoallergenic and non-Comedogenic/ with soothing and anti-oxidant thermal spring water/Selection of the fragrances and ingredients to minimise the risk of allergies/ ingredients are restricted to the bare minimum/Paraben free.
– The nickel-tested commitment: This guarantees a lower nickel rate than the minimum responsible for allergic reactions in sensitive skins.
– Highly safe packaging: to minimise bacterial contamination.
– Products tested under dermatological control on the most sensitive skin, or even allergic or atopy-prone skin.
2) What would be your three La Roche-Posay desert island products?
My desert Island products from La Roche-Posay would have to be:
– Cicaplast Baume B5
This universal skincare product is suitable for the whole family including babies from 3 months and is a great addition to your first aid kit! For the treatments of non-bleeding wounds only, Cicaplast Baume B5 will immediately soothe and repair everyday cuts and minor skin wounds. The triple action will reduce inflammation, repair damage tissue and protect the wound from bacteria to ensure optimal skin healing at home.
– Hydraphase Intense Mask
This soothing rehydrating mask is suitable for all skin types. It will restore skin’s suppleness and comfort. Apply 1-2 times a week, leave on for 10 minutes.
Tip: To see where your skin is really dehydrated apply the mask in a thin layer to the face and neck, within the first two minutes the areas where the mask disappears from first indicate exactly where your skin is dehydrated.
– Anthelios Extreme Fluid AC SPF30
This is a great product for oily imperfection prone skin. Thanks to its fluid texture, instant mattifying effect and ability to prevent post- sun acne breakouts, this is definitely a summer essential for oily skin.
3. What is your most invaluable skincare tip?
Again my most invaluable skincare tip is.. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
Exfoliating your skin at least twice a week with a gentle exfoliator such as La Roche-Posay Physiological ultra-Fine Scrub will have the following benefits:
- Refine skin texture by removing dead skin cells, oil and debris from the surface of the skin.
- Brighten the complexion by mildly stimulating blood circulation bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells and exposing new cells.
- Facilitate the penetration of active ingredients from skincare products such as serums and moisturisers making them effective more quickly.