Piramal Healthcare Limited, one of India's largest pharmaceutical & healthcare companies and the Pierre Fabre Group, the second largest pharmaceutical group privately owned in France, have jointly launched a new dermo-cosmetic range, "Ducray".

Three sub-ranges of products have been launched, namely, Ducray Hair Care, Ducray Skin Care and A-Derma. Ducray Hair Care focuses on scalp and hair care solutions, Ducray Skin Care focuses on skin comfort and A-Derma focuses on irritated and sensitive skins.

The Ducray range offers a complete package of products specially designed to suit Indian skin and hair. The A-Derma range contains Rhéalba Oat, which soothes irritated skin. Rhealba Oat patented extract is a result of several years of research and rigorous selection of the active ingredient. It has anti-inflammatory, skin-healing, moisturizing, film-forming and anti-free radical properties. A-Derma has notably designed Exoméga, to treat skin atopy, as well as Epithéliale, to promote cutaneous repair in the case of damaged skin. The Sensiphase line provides immediate relief to sensitive or irritated skin.

The entire range of products has been meticulously researched and developed to ensure that Ducray is the optimal solution to today's hair & skin needs. Priced between Rs 300 and Rs 500, Ducray products will be available on dermatologists' recommendation and at all organized chemist stores across India.

Underlining the need for quality dermo-cosmetics in India, Dr Swati Piramal, director – Strategic Alliances & Communications, Piramal Healthcare, said, "With the Ducray launch, we are ensuring that the quality and the essence of our tradition and values are maintained by offering superior quality and well-researched products to our clientele. With this launch, we are confident of creating a niche in dermo-cosmetics in India."

Commenting on the launch, Roberto Bottino, general manager, Pierre Fabre, said, "Ducray is the result of in-depth research and a keenness to provide quality products to our consumers worldwide".