Transforms and smoothes the skin texture. Prevents repeated pore-clogging.
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La Roche-Posay has developed a complete range of products recommended by 25 000 dermatologists worldwide. All La Roche-Posay products contain Thermal Spa Water which contains a high concentration of Selenium, a powerful anioxidant.
All products are tested on patients with atopic and sensitive skin to go beyond the claim of being hypoallergenic. La Roche-Posay has also developed a formulation to guarantee optimum tolerance, avoid irritation and allergic side effects.
Healing thermal spring water rich in selenium
A Powerful Dermatological Ingredient
The unique selenium-rich Thermal Spring Water at the heart of a small village in central France called La Roche Posay flows through La Roche-Posays skincare formulas.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water is the result of rainwater flowing over vast expanses of limestone rocks, natural reserves of the element selenium, and deep water over 20,000 years old, flowing through the deep sands of the Cenomanian period. Of the highest purity, and with an almost neutral pH, La Roche-Posay thermal spring water is protected from all pollution and not treated in any way until safely packaged.
The complexity and rarity of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water lie in both the stability of its ingredients, which maintains its high selenium content and the physiological balance of the skin. Selenium, a powerful anti-oxidant protects cells from oxidative stress (one of the causes of skin aging) and plays a fundamental role in cellular preservation. It is used to treat numerous skin problems.
Mineral Content for 1 litre La Roche-Posay Thermal Spa Water:
Dry residue at 180 C
Multi-purpose Spring Water with Anti-aging, Soothing and Protective properties
With anti-inflammatory and anti-free radical properties, thermal spring water helps treat certain serious inflammatory skin conditions when used as a therapeutic complement. It also helps to fight skin aging, and its dermatological benefits are recognized by the highest scientific and medical authorities.
The First European Thermal Dermatology Center
The Thermal Center, the first European center of thermal dermatology, located in La Roche-Posay, is a spa for treating recurrent dermatological diseases that do not respond to traditional treatments. Hydrotherapy is used to treat dermatological conditions, curing its patients through use of this unique and powerful water. The French Medical Academy awarded its state approval in 1865, recognizing its efficacy on the skin. Highly regarded for the quality of its treatments from the beginning, the Thermal Center is able to treat over 7,500 adults and children suffering from skin conditions such as burns, rosacea or eczema each year, thanks to its waters attributes and its dermatologists cutting-edge knowledge.
Clinically proven safe and effective
La Roche-Posay treatments are formulated according to two fundamental principles: high standards and dermatological safety.
The La Roche-Posay Formulation Charter: Focus on Safety.
The formulation procedure is an essential and deciding factor in the safety of a product before its development, and follows a protocol that conforms to the Formulation Charter established by La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratory. During this stage, recognized intolerance factors are eliminated and active ingredients are selected for their effectiveness.
The La Roche-Posay Formulation Charter
Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic skincare
Highly concentrated dermatological ingredients
With soothing anti-oxidant thermal spring water
No fragrances or ingredients that potentially cause irritation
Ingredients limited to the strictly necessary
All products tested on the most sensitive skins
Tightly packaged under sterile conditions
Dermatological Concentration of Selective Ingredients
La Roche-Posay products contain thermal spring water combined with a minimum, but optimum, concentration of selective ingredients. The formulas are developed such that their concentration of ingredients is very gentle on the skin, while remaining totally effective.
The tests developed by La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratory are among the cosmetics industry's most demanding in order to ensure optimum safety. The tests rely on a minimum base of 300 people. Each product must demonstrate its effectiveness according to strict criteria; namely, a visible result, confirmed by a dermatologist, and effectiveness that is scientifically measured against a placebo or a reference product.
Daily use. Daily results.
La Roche-Posay offers a full product range to address every skins needs.
Dermatologists worldwide agree that daily broadspectrum photo-protection for faical skin is a must, as UVB and especially UVA exposure on a daily basis may cause severe long term skin damage. Experts say that up to 80% of skin aging is due to UVA rays. La Roche-Posay can help protect your skin from daily UVA damages.
ANTHELIOS SX Daily broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection moisturizer with Mexoryl SX, the 1st sun filter approved by the FDA in 18 years.
Oily Skin/Acne Prone
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by your diet, stress or surface dirt and oil. "Clogged pores" that cause acne actually originate within hair follicles, below the skin's surface. La Roche-Posay offers skincare solutions designed to help reduce blackheads, control breakouts, and improve skin texture.
EFFACLAR Daily transformation of oily, acne-prone skin with LHA patented micro-exfolating agent.
With age, cellular turnover slows and collagen production decreases resulting in prematurely aged skin that can have wrinkles, fine lines, and excess pigmentation. La Roche-Posay has developed breakthrough solutions to address the signs of aging.
ACTIVE C Highly concentrated pure vitamin C to help correct the first signs of aging by smoothing wrinkles and overall complexion.
REDERMIC Daily filling action on wrinkles with Madecassoside, a breakthrough ingredient stemming from skin-healing research.
Sensitive skin can be defined as an abnormal skin response to various physical or chemical factors. Intolerant skin is usually hereditary or a constitutional sensitivity resulting from skin conditions, such as rosacea and atopy. Environmental stress, fragrances, preservatives, and allergies to certain topicals frequently aggravate intolerant skin.
TOLERIANE Fragrance-free products that moisturize and comfort intolerant skin.
Reactive Skin/Redness Prone
Delicate skin that reddens easily can be aggravated by environmental stress and surface irritation resulting in an embarrassed or boiled appearance. Neutralize redness and restore comfort to your skin with La Roche-Posay.
ROSALIAC Helps neutralize, soothe and moisturize skin prone to redness.
Dry to Severely Dry Skin
Your skin is protected by a layer made up of water and lipids. When certain lipids are lacking, this natural barrier is weakened and water is allowed to escape, leaving skin susceptible to outside irritants. La Roche-Posay helps restore this protective layer and skin is rehydrated, soft, and supple.
HYDRAPHASE 24-hour moisturization for dehydrated skin.
NUTRITIC Transforming facial care for dry and severely dry skin.
LIPIKAR Moisturize dry body skin by restoring natural lipids to the cutaneous barrier.
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