L’Oréal strong sales via Galderma and dermatology

Written by on February 17, 2009 in Galderma, in the news with 1 Comment

galdermaL’Oréal has just posted its 2008 Annual Results. The results show that L’Oréal has had a good year, mostly because of the excellent performance of Galderma.

It may come as a surprise to many to know that Galderma, the maker of Metrogel is a subsidiary of L’Oréal. Galderma was created in 1981 as a joint venture between L’Oréal and Nestlé.  The well known metrogel / rozex gel product was acquired in 1993. More recently Galderma was of interest to rosacea sufferers because it purchased Collagenex, to get access to Oracea and one would assume also the upcoming sansrosa product. Galderma is the manufacturer of the Cetaphil skin care line.

Some interesting excerpts ;

La Roche-Posay registered another year of double-digit growth, thanks to the brand’s success across all categories, particularly in skincare with the success of the Physiologique make-up remover range. [La Roche-Posay is interesting to rosacea sufferers because of Rosaliac.]

Galderma sales trend

Galderma achieved record sales, with a like-for-like increase of +17.1%. Growth in North America amounted to +18.5%. Sales have risen by +7.3% in Europe and +26.3% in the Rest of the World.
Galderma continued to gain market share thanks to its leading brands Differin® and Epiduo® (acne), Rozex®/Metro® (rosacea), Clobex® (psoriasis), Oracea® (rosacea), Dysport® (hyperfunctional facial lines) and Cetaphil® (therapeutic skin care product line).

With the acquisition of CollaGenex in the US, Galderma reinforced its portfolio of therapeutic solutions for rosacea with Oracea®, the first systemic antibiotic approved for the treatment of rosacea in the US. Oracea® was also approved by the European health authorities. Galderma significantly expanded its presence in the corrective and aesthetic dermatology segment with Dysport® in Brazil and Argentina.

The profitability of the Dermatology branch, Galderma, grew strongly in 2008 to reach 18.7%.

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  1. sharon jackson says:

    thank you for the info and the link to asprin for my red face. none of my drs have told me this!! i will definantly try it. i really appreciate anytips i can get.
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