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Founded 1957

Why are our award-winning, anti-aging products so effective and innovative? They have been carefully developed over the years, ever since Dr. Jean-Charles Lissarrague created the RoC® brand in 1957. RoC® was named for the reputable Parisian pharmacy, Roge Cavailles, where he began crafting revolutionary products that promoted skin health.

The Creator

Dr. Jean-Charles Lissarrague was a pharmacist, and he understood a woman's desire to look and feel her best at every age. He won a following among French stage actresses of the day by creating individual formulas for them, specific to their personal skin needs.

Important Firsts

Dr. Lissarrague was a firm believer in constantly bringing innovative solutions to his skin care line. He created the first hypoallergenic skin care product and the first SPF sunscreen. And RoC® has continued to innovate, patenting the first pure, stabilized form of retinol for use in over-the-counter products.

RoC® ingredients

Every RoC® ingredient, like retinol and Hexinol®, is carefully chosen for its effectiveness at reducing signs of aging and safety — minimizing the risk of allergies.

Clinical Testing

We put our products, like RoC® RETINOL, through rigorous clinical testing to ensure nothing but the best in quality. In fact, we are the only manufacturer to have completed a 1-year clinical study proving the benefits of RoC® RETINOL do not plateau—it actually becomes more effective with continued use.


Our innovative products continue to be recognized by industry leaders, dermatologists and beauty editors, year after year, for their best-in-class effectiveness.

The future

More than 50 years after its founding, RoC® remains committed to providing expert skin care and breakthrough technologies so women can be their most beautiful today, tomorrow and beyond.