From the 14th century…

La Roche-Posay history thermal spa town

La Roche-Posay thermal water source was supposedly discovered in the 14th century by chevalier Bertrand Du Guesclin when he stopped at the spring to drink some water. According to the legend, his horse suffered from eczema and plunged into the spring water and came out cured.

However, the first analyses to reveal the properties of this water were only conducted in the 17th century by the doctor of Henry IV and Louis XIII. In 1905, opens the first Thermal Center in the village of La Roche-Posay, built by the order of Napoleon Bonaparte.

The properties of the Thermal Water were recognized later on and the town was considered a Thermal Spa Town. The creation of Laboratoires La Roche-Posay brand happened in 1975. It was born by the hands of Mr. Rene Levayer, a pharmacist. The goal was to develop safe, effective, and simple skincare products that would be recommended by dermatologists.

…until today!

Nowadays, La Roche-Posay is an internationally recognized skincare, haircare, and make-up brand. Therefore it is available in more than 50 countries and recommended by 90 000 dermatologists worldwide.

The brand keeps investing in scientific research as the ground for its innovative and revolutionary products. The most recent examples are the anti-aging serums with hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, and pure retinol,

La Roche-Posay Thermal Water properties

Discovered in the 17th century, this thermal water is rich in selenium, rare mineral salts, and trace elements. It has scientifically proven soothing and antioxidant properties.

This spring water is used in the thermal center as well as in the formulation of La Roche-Posay products. La Roche-Posay thermal center is Europe’s leading Center of Thermal Dermatology.

The formulas

The brand develops every product with sensitive skin in mind. Consequently, all products are tested on sensitive skin, allergy-tested, and non-comedogenic. The soothing and antioxidant properties enrich every product, together with effective ingredients suitable for sensitive skin. Plus, the formulations obey a strict formulation charter to guarantee its quality until the use-by date.

After being developed, each product’s efficacy and safety are tested, as well as its tolerance and acceptability by consumers. As a result, La Roche-Posay has conducted more than 100 clinical studies only in the past 20 years.

Cult Products

La Roche-Posay is an easy to love the brand. It has solutions for nearly every skin type and condition, with pleasant textures and easy to use packaging. Among its wide range of products, there are some most renowned. For instance, the ranges for sensitive and intolerant skin, for acne and oily skin, the sunscreens, and the anti-aging ranges. It is a brand for the entire family, with products suitable for babies, children, and adults, as the sunscreens, for example.

Sensitive and Intolerant Skin

For sensitive and intolerant skin, the brand developed the Toleriane range. It is worldwide known by its efficacy in soothing intolerant skin and keep it hydrated and comfortable, As a result, Toleriane is a reference for sensitive skin. For skin with redness and rosacea, there is the Rosaliac range.

Acne and Oily Skin

Effaclar is probably the most known range of the brand. It is loved by both teens and adults who suffer from acne and combination to oily skin,


Effective anti-aging products adequate for sensitive skin and suitable for different skin concerns. Therefore, wrinkles, dehydration, or lack of firmness have an answer here.

Anthelios Sunscreens

In 2006, the sun filter Mexoryl SX™, developed on the brand’s laboratories, was approved. This was the only sun filter protecting against both short and long UVA rays Since then, this ingredient was included in the Anthelios range. That is to say that Anthelios is a truly innovative range.