Since 1997, we have been committed to innovation in order to co-create the most effective solutions for chronic hair loss and occasional hair loss.

Hair loss

Since 1997, we have been committed to innovation in order to co-create the most effective solutions for chronic hair loss and occasional hair loss.

At Ducray Dermatological Laboratories, for over 90 years, we have been committed to improving the quality of life of people with skin and scalp problems.

In order to provide you with truly useful and innovative care routines, our principle is to approach pathologies in their entirety, from clinical symptoms to psychological and physical impacts. And to be even more accurate in our solutions, we have set up an uncompromising approach that consists of involving patients and dermatologists in our reflections.

This is how we manage to develop safe, effective, easy-to-use and well-tolerated products to better manage dermatological disorders, including hair loss.

Hair loss, whether chronic or occasional, affects approximately 35 million men and 21 million women worldwide1. Contrary to popular belief, it is very common and it is important not to dismiss it, and to know how to identify the type of hair loss concerned. Stress, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, childbirth, hormonal disorders, medical treatment, genetic conditions, etc. The are many causes. Even if it can be reversible in some cases, hair loss sometimes causes a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem.

For all these reasons, since 1997 we have been committed to innovation in order to co-create the most effective solutions for chronic hair loss and occasional hair loss.

1Source: The hair society 2015.


Of 50-year-old men suffer from chronic hair loss2

1 out of 2 women

is affected by reactive hair loss after pregnancy2

2Source: Why prescribe food supplements for hair loss. Dr D. Coustou.

You are at the heart of our approach

You are at the heart of our approach

Who, better than you, can enlighten us on the symptoms, the experiences and the progress noted? Who, better than you, can enlighten us on the finer details, the repercussions on your morale and the consequences on your daily life?

Know your needs and expectations

This year, more than 315,000 internet searches on hair loss were studied by our teams to find out what concerns you: treatment, care, prevention, etc. Which components? Which doctors or treatments?

Meanwhile, a study carried out in 4 countries (France, Italy, Germany and Mexico) has enabled us to better understand your behaviour in the face of hair loss: loss of self-confidence, fear of heredity, changes in styling methods, the search for product solutions, etc. We take these doubts and specific reactions into account in order to accompany you beyond the adapted treatments and care routines.

Creating the treatments with you

Creating the treatments with you

Our desire to improve the treatment of chronic and reactive hair loss has led us to include you in our discussions and working groups. Our range of tailor-made products is the result of our close dialogue with you.
By focusing on the personal experiences of nearly 550 patients with chronic hair loss, we have been able to:

  • meet your desire for a solution that acts on both hair loss and hair growth;
  • create the new packaging of NEOPTIDE EXPERT for more clarity and better understanding;
  • develop  

Your involvement at every stage of product development is a powerful driving force that constantly pushes us towards excellence and innovation. This is very useful to us and helps the researchers behind each of Ducray Dermatological Laboratories' advances on hair loss.

During working groups, the first request from patients was to be able to identify their own hair loss type among all those that exist, its degree of severity, and to have information to better understand it and know how to treat it most effectively.

Valérie HechtDucray hair loss product manager
Healthcare professionals, key partners

Healthcare professionals, key partners

Working closely with internationally renowned researchers, dermatologists and hair surgeons allows us to expand our thinking, accelerate our research and enrich our expertise.

The key to this approach:

  • selection of effective active ingredients;
  • creation of new solutions;
  • development of adapted routines;
  • development of pleasant galenic formulas that facilitate application and absorption of the active ingredients.

Since 1997, some of our targeted active ingredients dedicated to the treatment of hair loss have been patented and several publications have appeared in influential dermatological journals.

Reactive hair loss expertise

Innovation is our priority. Over the last 3 years, our laboratories have developed a complete range of anti-hair loss products for comprehensive IN & OUT* treatment.

So, in case of stress, fatigue, nutritional deficiency or pregnancy, we suggest a simple routine to nourish your hair from the inside and stimulate it from the outside. Combining CREASTIM REACTIV and ANACAPS REACTIV means combining efficacy, natural ingredients, health and beauty.

Our expert teams are committed beyond the development of the innovative CREASTIM REACTIV formula. They also worked on making the lotion comfortable, non-greasy and non-sticky, and on developing a more precise application method in the form of a pipette. All of these innovations transform each application into a massage moment, guaranteeing fast efficacy.

*From the inside and the outside

The IN & OUT approach*

The IN & OUT approach*

The latest scientific evidence shows that the IN & OUT* approach is appropriate for improving the quality of life of patients suffering from hair loss:

98% of dermatologists recommend taking food supplements to correct nutritional deficiencies that cause hair loss3

85% of dermatologists recommend the use of topical cosmetics with active ingredients targeting the hair follicle3

3Source: JEADV 2021

Chronic hair loss expertise

By collaborating with a hair surgeon and an emeritus professor in dermatology, we have developed NEOPTIDEEXPERT.
NEOPTIDE EXPERT is the major innovation for the treatment of chronic hair loss. This is the solution that will improve the quality of life of many women and men who suffer from alopecia. Its innovative formula helps anchor the hair in the scalp thanks to an exclusive ingredient developed for the first time: Anchorane™. Anti-hair loss results perceived by 7 out of 10 people**

**% satisfied. Use study carried out on 137 subjects with chronic hair loss for 3 months.

Did you know?

Did you know?


Anchorane™, extracted from milk thistle, is the naturally derived and patented*** active ingredient at the heart of the NEOPTIDE EXPERT innovation. 
This is the exclusive ingredient developed to increase hair anchoring and encourage growth.

***Patent pending.

Want to understand hair loss?

In this video, Dr Didier Coustou, Ducray's partner dermatologist, explains video the different types of hair loss, their causes and the most effective treatments: from a simple change of routine to hair surgery.

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Ducray, a committed brand

In the spirit of Albert Ducray, our teams are focused on a precise objective: to be truly helpful to you.
To this end, we understand that together we strengthen the relevance of our research and succeed in creating care that improves your quality of life.

Our mission goes further:

  • We are committed to the scientific community: By participating in all the international dermatological congresses, and conducting solid pharmacological and clinical studies that lead to publications in international scientific journals, we aim to advance research in hair loss. 
    In addition, we fund a prize to support young researchers in this field.
  • We are also committed to cancer patients by taking concrete action to improve the treatment of the undesirable effects of the disease such as hair loss and skin problems linked to treatments.
  • We are committed to a dermo-cosmetic of the future: by acting within the Conscious Care collective movement. With the brands of the Pierre Fabre Group, we are working for the environment, eco-design, natural products, scientific progress and better living.

It is through all these actions that we are helping to improve the quality of life of patients every day.

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