Our commitment: Our actions
ACTIVE IN SCREENING
FOR SKIN CANCER

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La Roche-Posay has been working alongside dermatologists to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention for over 10 years. The laboratory works hand-in-hand with dermatologists and patients by participating in exclusive clinical studies, sharing its dermatological expertise, contributing to training healthcare professionals and providing free screening for skin cancer in more than 30 countries worldwide.

To learn more about La Roche-Posay's action against skin cancer, visit the following page Skinchecker

A THERMAL SOURCE CENTER PIONEERING IN PROVIDING CARE
FOR CANCER PATIENTS

La Roche-Posay is the first thermal center in Europe exclusively dedicated to treating skin conditions. The centre offers a large selection of different treatments. In 2009, it shifted its focus to caring for skin affected by cancer treatments. A pioneer in this area, each year, the La Roche-Posay thermal center welcomes around 2300 patients requiring skincare due to the effects of cancer treatments.

Post-cancer thermal treatments are a new therapeutic approach for patients requiring skin and psychological recovery after their treatments. Two observational studies have demonstrated visible and lasting results in patients who have received a 3-week thermal treatment in the La Roche-Posay thermal station, with very good tolerance and high degrees of satisfaction when it comes to improved quality of life.

ESKIMO: AN EUROPEAN WORKING GROUP TO BETTER UNDERSTAND
THE IMPACTS ON SKIN OF CANCER TREATMENT

La Roche-Posay has brought together a working group composed of dermatologists and oncologists specialising in the dermatological problems associated with skin cancer treatments.

This working group, the European SKIn Management in Oncology (ESKIMO), has analysed and identified the various side effects of treatments and has proposed recommendations of suitable skincare products and make-up.

The laboratory has also worked alongside the Eskimo group to create an algorithm-guide* of best practices and products to limit and prevent the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments.

A STAKEHOLDER
IN PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Starting in 2013, La Roche-Posay has intensified its focus on the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments. This commitment has given rise to a desire to bridge the gap between dermatology and oncology. La Roche-Posay endeavors to train and share its knowledge Thermal spring water about the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments with healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, socio-aestheticians, and pharmacists.

In this way, La Roche-Posay contributes to training thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide and is involved in numerous partnerships with associations that teach patients how to best use products.

PRODUCTS ARE TESTED IN REAL-TIME
UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION

Within this approach of continual progress and research on adverse effects, La Roche-Posay has conducted many clinical studies and observational studies that establish that the products are well tolerated and have a positive impact on the cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments.

Born of thermal spring water that has therapeutic value and the expertise of sensitive skin specialists, the La Roche-Posay Dermatology Laboratory has become a close partner in caring for people who have cancer.

CORRECTIVE MAKEUP WORKSHOP:
CARE THAT PROVIDES REAL SUPPORT TO CANCER PATIENTS

The very first corrective makeup workshop was run in 1994 in the La Roche-Posay village, at the 1st European Thermal Center for Dermatology. This project aimed to improve patients’ quality of life during their cancer treatments. Learning corrective makeup techniques helps patients come to terms with their image and regain the self-confidence they need when battling cancer. These workshops are a place where patients can feel listened to, share experiences and learn. They help patients feel better, rebuild social relationships, and regain their pleasure in life.

The La Roche-Posay Dermatological Laboratory supports this initiative in two ways: by providing its high-tolerance makeup line Tolériane which includes pigment-rich products suitable for sensitive skin that are easy to apply and effective at concealing blemishes, and by funding new workshops worldwide. To date, 90 workshops have been launched worldwide.

"Algorithm for dermocosmetic use in the management of cutaneous side effects associated with targeted therapy in oncology" published by the prestigious Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology and Breast Cancer.

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YOU HANDS AND FEET
CAN GET DRY FASTER DURING CANCER TREATMENT.

TRUE

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

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

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

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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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.

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