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La Roche Posay has worked with dermatologists throughout the world creating skincare and make-up products using pure thermal spring water from a small village in the central region of France.

When it comes to treating common skin ailments, sometimes the simplest ingredients from nature are the most effective. La Roche Posay has worked with dermatologists throughout the world creating skincare and make-up products using pure thermal spring water from a small village in the central region of France. This water is particularly rich in beneficial minerals and is the secret behind the success of the La Roche Posay sensitive skincare products. The water used has a neutral pH level and an exceptionally high selenium concentration, which delivers ultimate protection against cell damage and aging. For centuries thermal water has been used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. La Roche Posay Thermal Spring can be beneficial to all skin types since its healing powers can help restore health and vitality to every complexion.

La Roche Posay is dedicated to helping every skin problem, which means that the sheer size of the range can be confusing as all of the product lines are tailored to specific skin concerns. It is really important to know which one is right for you so just to give you a flavour of the ranges, find below a quick synopsis of the lines.  We highly recommend a skin care consult (FREE) at our Pharmacy Counter with one of our Skin Care Specialists - Just pop in to Walsh's Pharmacy, or Phone Us, to talk over which skin care range and products would be the best for you. 

Oily / Blemish-Prone Skin: Look at the Effaclar line, with no less than seven specialist products to purify and combat breakouts, clogged pores and imperfections.

Eczema-Prone Skin: If you suffer from eczema then the Lipikar range, so called because it restores the lipids in the skin, can protect and soothe your skin. It comprises six products that benefit from the brand’s 20 years’ experience in treating this and similar skin conditions. This brand has been helping children world-wide in helping to ease, soothe and reduce outbreaks of eczema.  Keeping skin moisturised is ultra important and the lipid restorers in Lipikar are just the trick.

Dry Skin: If you have dry skin then look at Lipikar again, or Nutritic – a three-strong product line which combats skin tightness, fragility, and roughness.

Dehydrated skin – Skin that’s lacking water, not oil – choose Hydraphase, or Hydraphase Intense.

Sensitive Skin: Try Hydreane, a line of moisturisers (including tinted products) to help reduce skin sensitivity. There are also six Cleansers to choose from in the Physiological line for sensitive skin, and a heavenly ultra-fine scrub that you would pay hundreds of euros for on the high street.  

Anti-Aging: Look no further than the Derm AOX or Redermic + lines which target wrinkles, loss of radiance and skin firmness. 

Intolerant Skin: Sensitive Skin that over-reacts to every skin care product and every cosmetic brand . . . then click on the Toleraine range of skin care products including cosmetics (mascara, and corrective foundations in a liquid, cream and mineral compact that can cover even very severe skin imperfections).

Redness: If you experience redness on your face when stressed or when eating spicy foods then Rosaliac will grab your attention with it's skincare range to neutralise the redness of the skin.

Skin-Repair: Cicaplast accelerates reconstruction of chapped, irritated epidermises after minor dermatalogical procedures.

Sun Care:  Anthelios (SPF 50+ and SPF 30+) range of face and body sun products for all skin types, especially sun sensitive skin.  

Once you try La Roche-Posay you won't go back . . .

La Roche-Posay products range between €4 (lip care) and €35 (anti-aging serums), with most around the €20 mark. 


La Roche-Posay creates new, scientifically advanced, skin care products designed to improve a patient's quality of life. This is done by exploring (alongside over 25,000 dermatologists throughout the world) the main fields of dermatology, including skin-and-scalp care, sun care, burn care, acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, make-up for sensitive skin, aging . . . and the list goes on. All of the research conducted by the La Roche-Posay brand is presented at national and international dermatological congresses in dozens of countries so that the advancements they have made are shared with the world of dermatology, and are not just a commercial success.


La Roche-Posay began in 1928 as a limited liability company marketing post-treatment dermatological products formulated with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water to patients treated at La Roche-Posay Spas. In 1975 Laboratoires Pharmaceutiques La Roche-Posay was created by pharmacist Mr. Levayer. The motto, and essential requirements for all products, was Safety – Efficacy – Simplicity. Since then the brand, now known as La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique (and still a pharmacy-only brand) encourages fundamental and clinical dermatology research work. La Roche-Posay's European Scientific Committee (made up of several dermatology professors) have awarded, through prizes and subsidies, 90 researchers to date. Each year it awards 4 research prizes and 5 publication prizes to the most deserving, innovative work such as in the field of photoprotection, atopy and skin tolerance.


For many years now La Roche-Posay has met up with children in hospitals who suffer from atopic eczema, via its Educational Workshops on Atopy. Educators and dermatologists teach children how to apply skincare cream and why they should apply it, all the while gently educating them about eczema, increasing their independence, and having fun. When they leave with their 'Cream Application Diploma' each child takes a big step towards their own self care and well-being. The Lipikar line of lipid-replenishing products developed by the La Roche-Posay laboratory for very dry, atopy-prone skin is the product generally used for eczema, especially formulated for children.


La Roche-Posay also supports dermatologists in skin cancer prevention and education by organising screening days and placing information tools at their disposal. This is done in order to raise awareness and inform as many consumers as possible on the risks of skin cancer.

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