Andre Rougier holds a Doctorate of Science (Ph.D.) in cell Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Paris VI. Between 1973 and 1976, he continued his research at INSERM and teaches at the Faculty of Sciences of Paris VI.

In 1976, he joined L’Oréal Research and led the Research Unit of Skin Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. In 1986 and 1987, he provided its research activities within the Department of Dermatology, University of California San Francisco.

In 1988 he is appointed Head of the Department of Systemic and Cutaneous Toxicology of the L’Oreal group.

Between 1995 and 2011, he was Scientific Director of La Roche-Posay Pharmaceutical Laboratories and have been appointed Scientific Adviser of the Active Cosmetic Division of the l’Oréal group. In 2012 Dr. Rougier founded the consulting company: Advice and Research in Cosmetic Dermatology (ARCD International).

André Rougier has published more than 150 scientific articles, contributed to over 20 textbooks in dermatology and edited several books and review articles.

He has participated as session chair or guest speaker to the largest international congresses of dermatology and skin biology. He received different awards for his scientific contributions in skin biology.

André Rougier is reviewer for various dermatological Journals among which the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology and the Journal of Dermatological Science. He is part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dermatological Science and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology, the European Society for Aesthetic Dermatology, the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, the European Society of Photo Dermatology.

Dr. Rougier is Professor Honoris Causa of the University of Franche Comté (France)