Recently, I was extremely fortunate  to get introduced to a brand that has been creating pioneering skincare products for almost a century. The brand is Roge Cavailles “, which originated as a Pharmacy about 95 years back, in France.

The Pharmacy was owned by two people and their last names were used as the trade name for the pharmacy and hence the name ROGE CAVAILLES.

In the year 1924 (yes that far back!!!) they created the SURGRAS soap. Surgras is a special ingredient, an enriched cleanser containing sweet almond oil, shea, peach kernel oil and jojoba oil. It creates a protective film on the skin and protects it against all the harmful external aggressions and thereby protecting it against dryness and ageing. And it is an excellent agent for protecting dry to extremely dry skin from external aggressions and also maintaining the hydration level of sensitive skin.

The surgras based shower products created in 1970s, are till date the most sold products in pharmacies in France!

Roge Cavailles have a wide range of products ranging from deodorants, shower gels, soaps and intimate care products for both men and women. What the USP of the brand is that all their products come in variants for different skin types (not just for sensitive skin, but for normal to sensitive). For instance they have deodorants for people who sweat less and for those who sweat excessively. They have intimate care products for daily use as well as medicianal use (prescribed by doctors!). Their body lotions and soaps are for normal to dry skin and also for excessively dry skin. In short, they have something available for all skin types.

All their products are hypoallergenic, dermatologically and clinically tested for various skin types and are excellent for restoring and protecting moisture levels of the skin, specially in the constant air conditioned environment of Middle East. The products are free of any aggressive surfactants, without dye, irritating preservatives and are made to suit even the most sensitive skin type! Yes, you can use their lotions and soaps for babies too!:):)

Not only this, but they are also paraben free, phrnoxythanol free and  soap free . The active ingredient Surgras has been clinically shown to restore optimum skin hydration levels.

I have personally been using Roge CAvailles and I have become a fan already. In fact, my husband and my 8 year old are also using the products regularly:)

They are available across pharmacies in UAE and also available on certain online stores like Basharacare. The products are reasonably priced between AED 30- AED 125 and are definitely recommended for the whole family.

Please do try and share your experience with me.




Karteekka Tyaggi

Hi! I am a Corporate and Commercial Lawyer managing my own small practice and working with some fairly big businesses in UAE. In June 2015, I decided to start my blog and that’s when “Katz and Kurlz” was born.

I researched and designed my own website initially (and later with some professional help), struggled to use Instagram, learning from all the beautiful existing bloggers, taking inspiration from their posts, I finally managed to come from a 100 odd followers to about 90K+ as of today. My followers are of all ages and demographics, but among them, I have a lot of young men, women and mothers.

I find blogging therapeutic and relaxing and I see it as my first step towards all those dreams and milestones that I have planned. In a world full of “only magazine glossy” images featuring on blogs, I believe in sharing everyday snippets and glimpses from my life.

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