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Dermatology Times in France: What La Roche-Posay Products Dermatologists Recommend for Eczema, Acne


Dermatologists Jeanine Downie, DiAnne Davis, and Hope Mitchell reveal the La Roche-Posay products they recommend to patients with dry skin, eczema, and more, at the flagship store in France.

Bonjour! Dermatology Times recently traveled to the town of La Roche-Posay in France to learn more about the science behind La Roche-Posay's skin care products containing its unique thermal water. Along the way, we caught up with Jeanine Downie, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist at Image Dermatology in Montclair, New Jersey; DiAnne Davis, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist at Hopkins Dermatology in Southlake, Texas; and Hope Mitchell, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist at and founder of Mitchell Dermatology in Perrysburg, Ohio.

At La Roche-Posay's flagship store, Downie, Davis, and Mitchell shared what products they recommend for their patients with dry skin, eczema, acne, and sensitive skin.

Downie’s Recommended Products

  • Lipikar AP+ Gentle Foaming Cleansing Oil
  • Lipikar AP+M Triple Repair Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin
  • Anthelios Lotion Spray Sunscreen SPF 60

Davis's Recommended Products

  • Lipikar AP+M Triple Repair Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin
  • Lipikar Wash AP+ Moisturizing Body & Face Wash
  • Cicaplast Gel B5 Skin Protectant

Mitchell’s Recommended Products

  • Cicaplast Gel B5 Skin Protectant
  • Effaclar Medicated Acne Face Wash


Jeanine Downie, MD, FAAD: Hey Dermatology Times docs, Dr. Jeanine Downie here from Montclair, New Jersey, one of your board-certified fellow dermatologists. I'm at La Roche-Posay at the actual store in La Roche-Posay, France, talking about some of the things that I really love from LRP that you might be missing out on recommending to your patients. So, number one, this new cleansing oil is wonderful. Thankfully for me I can read French so that is huile levant, which is cleansing oil. It's a great body wash, it's a great face wash, my patients really love it, and it's very moisturizing for winter. Stepping over to number two, Lipikar I use all winter long. It is a great moisturizer for the body not for the face. I think it's too heavy on my face but I'm acne prone so everybody can speak for themselves. And number three, the Anthelios and I'm showing that one but quite frankly the Anthelios spray is something I use all summer, every summer all over my body. And then I like the melting milk for my face, my ears, my neck, and the backs of my hands.

DiAnne Davis, MD, FAAD: Hi everyone. It's Dr. DiAnne Davis, board-certified dermatologist in practice in Dallas, Texas. And we are here at La Roche-Posay. That is in France and we're at the La Roche-Posay center. We are at the flagship store with all of our favorite products. Some of these I know and love, some of them you all may know and love. The top of my list is Lipikar AP+ lotion. It's super hydrating, great for patients with really dry skin, eczema-prone skin, or just if they have dry elbows and heels. I also love Lipikar AP+ wash. This is a lipid-replenishing cream wash here in France. Of course, it's a little bit of a different name for us back in the US. But again, great for hydrating the skin, especially for those patients who take those super hot showers even though we tell them not to. And if they need another option, the Cicaplast balm B5 is also at the top of my list for top three for dry, eczema-prone skin during these winter months.

Hope Mitchell, MD, FAAD: Hi there Dr. Hope Mitchell here, board-certified dermatologist out of Toledo, Ohio, and I am right here at the La Roche-Posay flagship store. I am so excited to talk to you about two products that I absolutely love and that I recommend to my patients every day that I'm in practice. The first one is Cicaplast balm. I love, love, love this product because it can be used to do lots of things, especially heal dry skin. I love to repair the skin barrier with this product. I have patients use it for burns, irritations, my sensitive skin patients can use it. I even have patients who love to use it like it's a moisturizer right after cleansing, so highly effective. Great for all skin types. I absolutely love this product. My second favorite product is the Effaclarbrand and this is a great product for my patients that have acne. Lots of my patients who come in with clogged pores and breakouts love this product. It works well for all skin types. It comes in a serum and a cream. It can be used daily. And after that I usually have my patients apply moisturizer. It could be the Cicaplast moisturizer. So those are two of my tips, thanks for watching!

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