MAKEUP: NAILS
REMEMBER
GOOD DAILY PRACTICES

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• If you have the opportunity to do so, schedule an appointment for a pedicure or
  with a podiatrist before starting your treatment. Do not hesitate to discuss
  this with your oncologist.
• During treatments, it is advisable to file your finger and toenails (not too short) instead
  of clipping them to avoid any risk of infection.
• Do not pull off hangnails, cut your cuticles or bite your nails; instead, moisturize
  your cuticles with oil or a specially-formulated cream.
• If you are doing housework, it is recommended to wear cotton
  gloves underneath plastic gloves.
• To avoid any trauma to your extremities, wear comfortable footwear.
• If you begin feeling tenderness or pain, it is recommended to consult your dermatologist
  as soon as possible. He or she will give you good advice.

Avoid:

• Any nail-polishes containing formaldehyde, paraben, toluene, rosin,
• False nails,
• Aggressive manicures,
• Detergent products,
• Acetone-based nail-polish remover,
• Prolonged contact with water and sun exposure

IS YOUR TREATMENT
TAXANE-BASED?

Apply one or two layers of nail-polish containing SILICA / SILICIUM like La Roche-Posay’s SILICIUM nail-polish to strengthen your nails. Reapply as soon as the nail-polish chips, after cleansing the nail with acetone-free nail-polish remover.

TRUE
OR FALSE

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CANCER TREATMENT
WON'T CAUSE ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR NAILS.

FALSE WRONG-ANSWER

Your nails may look different after chemotherapy and targeted therapy: they are more fragile and may become dry and brittle, discolored or spots may appear at the surface. This effect may be compounded by daily chemical or physical aggression.
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YOUR HANDS AND FEET
CAN GET DRY FASTER DURING CANCER TREATMENT.

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

Your hands, feet, and lips require special attention and care. As they have few sebaceous glands, they have fewer protective oils. This means that they tend to dry out faster, especially when they are faced with multiple environmental aggressions or a heavy cancer protocole. The skin may thicken, crack, and feel sore. You need to nourish and protect them with a cream like Cicaplast Baume B5.
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SUN IS GOOD FOR YOU IF
YOU'RE UNDERGOING A CANCER TREATMENT.

FALSE WRONG-ANSWER

Some cancer treatments cause the skin to be more sensitive to sunlight. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation puts you at risk for very intense sunburns, so it is generally advised to avoid any sun exposure. You should be even more careful if you are undergoing radiation therapy, as chronic radiodermatitis may occur, in some cases even several years after your treatment.
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THE LA ROCHE-POSAY'S THERMAL SPRING WATER
HAS MAGICAL POWERS.

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

Well kind of. La Roche-Posay's "velvet water" has been recognized for its anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties.
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HAIR LOSS IS ACTUALLY A SIGN THAT YOUR
CANCER TREATMENT IS WORKING.

TRUE TRUE-ANSWER

One of the most dreaded side effects, hair loss is also a sign that the treatment is working: by introducing a toxic product in the blood, chemotherapy destroys rapidly-multiplying cells, such as cancer cells, but also some healthy cells such as those in hair follicles. This is why hair and body hair are often the first affected.
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WE ALSO HAVE
A RANGE FOR THAT

The TOLERIANE range contains high tolerance products formulated with a minimum of ingredients to limit the risks of allergies. Instant and lasting comfort. Hydrates, soothes and protects sensitive skin

OUR SAFETY
COMMITMENTS

Safety standards beyond international cosmetics regulations.

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100% PRODUCTS
ALLERGY TESTED

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One Prerequisite = Zero Allergic reactions
If we detect a single case, we go back to the labs and reformulate
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JUST THE ESSENTIAL,
AT THE RIGHT ACTIVE DOSE

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Developed in collaboration with dermatologist and toxicologist, our products contain only the necessary ingredients, at the right active dose.
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TESTED
ON VERY SENSITIVE
 SKIN

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Our products' tolerance is verified on the most sensitive skin: reactive, allergic, acne-prone, atopic, damaged or weakened by cancer treatments.
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FORMULA PROTECTION
OVER TIME

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We select the most protective packaging associated with only the necessary preservatives, to guarantee intact tolerance and efficacy over time.