NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For 40 years, La Roche-Posay has been a trusted source for skincare worldwide. Rooted in a commitment to dermatology, La Roche-Posay remains the top European dermatological thermal center, treating multiple skin conditions, and has been developing safe and efficient skincare products that adhere to dermatologist standards since 1975.
At the heart of the brand and in most of the products is the Thermal Spring Water, which dates back to the 14th century. In the French town of La Roche-Posay lies a unique thermal spring, enriched with minerals and antioxidants that proved to be soothing to the skin. The La Roche-Posay Dermatological Thermal Center opened in 1905 to take advantage of the springs' long-standing healing properties. Since its inception, more than 400,000 adults and children have received treatment, making it the top European dermatological thermal center for conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, burning wounds, and most recently, post-cancer treatments. The hospital continues to treat approximately 8,000 patients each year, and also offers educational workshops for skin cancer awareness, children with atopy, and those undergoing oncology treatments to help improve quality of life.
Realizing the need for adjunctive therapy; products that are recommended by dermatologist to offer benefits that compliment treatments, in 1975 La Roche-Posay first formulated products using the proprietary thermal spring water that could be used at home. La Roche-Posay also follows a strict formulation charter and ensures that every product is allergy tested and safe for all skin types. The brand made its way into the U.S. in 1999, being sold exclusively in dermatologists' offices, creating a worldwide partnership. Commitment to Dermatology was furthered with the creation of La Fondation La Roche-Posay which gives annual grants, the latest being Dermatologist from the Heart Program.
The Dermatologist from the Heart Program encourages dermatological research in the fields of clinical medicine, biology and pharmacology. La Fondation La Roche-Posay Research Grant Program began awarding one grant winner annually to build and execute an innovative program that benefits the entire skincare community. La Fondation La Roche-Posay as a whole has awarded over 100 grants for dermatology research and their various skincare programs.
In addition to research grants, La Roche-Posay's commitment to dermatology raises awareness for skin cancer with the Women's Dermatologic Society. Through SOS – Save our Skin Campaign, free skin cancer screenings are offered each year to the public along with sun safe behavior information and Anthelios sunscreen samples. A European leader in sunscreen, La Roche-Posay is known for advanced UVA/UVB sunscreen protection plus antioxidants in revolutionary textures that break industry standards. In 2006, Anthelios SX was the first FDA approved filter in a sunscreen formula in over 20 years. Today, Anthelios is recommended by dermatologists, consumers and independent groups like Consumer Reports – Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk was the only sunscreen to receive a perfect score from the 2015 Consumer Reports Annual Sunscreen Test.
Not only does La Roche-Posay focus on sun care, but also developing innovative formulas for sensitive, mature and acne prone skin. Furthermore, this year alone La Roche-Posay was granted 13 Awards for groundbreaking products including Anthelios AOX, Effaclar Dermatological 3-Step Acne System, Micellar Water Cleansing Solution, Pigmentclar Serum and Effaclar BB Blur, amongst others.
To help celebrate the 40-year milestone, La Roche-Posay is offering an Anniversary Kit, which includes the best-selling products and fan favorites – travel-sized samples of Effaclar BB Blur, Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser, Thermal Spring Water, Redermic [R] Intensive Anti-Aging Corrective Treatment and Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid. This limited edition is available exclusively online at LaRoche-Posay.us for one month starting on December 15th – January 15th for $15.00.
La Roche-Posay has committed 40 years to pioneering and focusing on building a better life for sensitive skin, and will continue as the leading dermatological skincare brand worldwide.
About LA ROCHE-POSAY and ANTHELIOS
Recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay offers a unique range of daily skincare developed with dermatologists to meet their standards in efficacy, tolerance and elegant textures for increased compliance. The products, which are developed using a strict formulation charter, include a minimal number of ingredients to reduce side effects and reactivity and are formulated with active ingredients at optimal concentrations for increased efficacy. Additionally, La Roche-Posay products undergo stringent clinical testing to guarantee efficacy and safety, even on sensitive skin. A leader in advanced UVA formulation research and innovation for over 15 years, La Roche-Posay's Anthelios sunscreen range is trusted and recognized by dermatologists all over the world for providing effective UVA and UVB protection. The range features advanced patented sunscreen technologies, including 100% mineral-based UV protection formulas, as well as those developed with Mexoryl™SX, a unique, key ingredient that acts as a short wave UVA filter, and most recently, CELL-OX SHIELD™ XL, a powerful, synergistic combination of filters that provides UVA/UVB and antioxidant protection using 21% fewer ingredients. All Anthelios sunscreens are known for their effective, broad-spectrum protection as well as their fast-absorbing, lightweight and cosmetically elegant texture.
About SOS – Save Our Skin
Now in its sixth year, La Roche-Posay continues its SOS – Save Our Skin to not only inform Americans about the dangers of UV rays and the importance of sun safety, but to also encourage true behavioral change, such as incorporating sun protection in their daily routines and visiting their dermatologists for regular skin checks. In partnership with the Women's Dermatologic Society (WDS), the SOS – Save Our Skin campaign lives through a series of initiatives, including skin checks at sporting events, local hospitals and drug stores as well as free skin checks offered to all L'Oreal corporate employees. To learn how to do a self-check and choose the right protection, visit www.sossaveourskin.com.
About the WDS
The Women's Dermatologic Society, founded in 1973, is dedicated to helping dermatologists fulfill their greatest potential and assisting them in making a contribution to the specialty and society. To achieve this goal, the Society relies on the active participation of its members, who represent a diverse cross-section of professional subspecialties. The mission of the Women's Dermatologic Society is to support dermatologists by striving to: promote leadership and the development of relationships through mentoring and networking; demonstrate a commitment to service through community outreach and volunteerism; provide a forum for communications and research relevant to women's and family issues; advocate excellence in patient care and education, and promote the highest ethical standards. www.playsafeinthesun.org and www.womensderm.org
About the Dermatologist from the Heart Program
Committed to working alongside dermatologists, La Roche-Posay created its namesake foundation in 1995 to encourage dermatological research in the fields of clinical medicine, biology and pharmacology. The Dermatologist from the Heart program is the latest initiative to join the La Fondation La Roche-Posay's several other global community-oriented programs, which include the Atopy Schools initiative that helps atopic dermatitis patients and their families face the challenges of the disease, as well as the Corrective Make-Up Workshops, which are devoted to instilling self-confidence in patients suffering from skin lesions.
SOURCE La Roche-Posay