The fruit of the marriage of a thermal spring water with exceptional benefits and the unequalled expertise of sensitive skin specialists, La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory partners with 25,000 dermatologists worldwide. It is a real community born of a forty-year relationship that goes far beyond everyday support in caring for sensitive skin. Working together on exclusive clinical studies, combining dermatological expertise, contributing to continuing education and socially responsible actions...day after day, we are creating a better life for people with sensitive skin by working hand in hand with these skincare health professionals.
Understanding needs, inventing solutions
Designed along the lines of therapeutic adjuncts, our skincare products aim to help dermatologists to reduce dosages, improve compliance, and even to limit certain cutaneous side effects caused by medical treatments. Obtaining formulas of this kind, which are perfectly tailored to dermatologists' needs in terms of effectiveness, tolerance and cosmeticity, means establishing an extremely close working relationship with them. And this must be true of each step in designing a skincare product, from identifying a need to putting in place strict clinical studies.
In what are invaluable opportunities for sharing and discussion, our European and Brazilian scientific committee meetings bring together a total of 15 dermatologists from different countries. For us, these discussions represent an opportunity to better understand the needs of sensitive and pathology-prone skin, as well as those who treat it. The perfect example of this meeting between La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory's innovative power and health professionals' knowledge on the ground, Lipikar Baume AP+, the perfect body emollient to care for very dry to atopy-prone skin, has for example demonstrated its effectiveness in helping to reduce the frequency of flare-ups in 1,256 children in an observational study in ten countries 1.
Making a commitment to social responsibility alongside dermatologists
Created in 1995, Fondation La Roche-Posay represents concrete proof of our commitment to dermatologists. Every year, it awards grants to young researchers and encourages socially responsible initiatives that aim to improve patients' quality of life.
Putting our expertise to the service of professionals
"It all began 15 years ago in Spain with a meeting between the President of the Spanish Dermatology Society and La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory", remembers Claire Sentenac, La Roche-Posay's International Medical Communication Director. This unprecedented collaboration led to the "Residents' Class": medical training with the aim of raising junior dermatology doctors' awareness to the emergence of new therapeutic approaches and the importance of sun protection.
Currently available in 18 countries, this initiative has set the tone for many other actions by La Roche-Posay to support dermatologists' activities. Continuing education programmes, online training, scientific publications, corrective make-up workshops, atopy schools, support for "Melanoma Days", etc. are all ways of working day after day alongside health professionals to improve the lives of people with sensitive skin or suffering from skin conditions.
A network of professionals at our side
The dialogue with dermatologists does not stop at bringing our skincare to market: in regular contact with a vast network of health professionals through medical representatives, day after day we collect information on patients' actual experience of our products. This process is indispensable in deepening our knowledge and developing even more effective skincare products.
1Observational study on 2,060 children in ten countries.