10 reasons to trust Clarins
prestige face care brand in Europe*.
*Prestige face care product sales value in 2012/Sources: France, Great Britain, Italy & Spain (NPD), Germany (IRI), Switzerland & Netherlands (Nielsen).
prestige body care brand in the world *.
** Prestige body care product sales value in 2012/Sources: USA (NPD)/Canada (CeRoy)/France, Great Britain, Italy & Spain (NPD)/Germany (IRI)/Switzerland & Netherlands (Nielsen)/China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea & Japan (Beauté Research).
"made in France"
It all began in Paris on 15 March 1954, when Jacques Courtin-Clarins opened his first Clarins Institute with the pioneering belief that well-being and happiness were inextricably linked to beauty. This idea was totally new. At the same time, celebrities were beginning to unveil their bodies on the covers of magazines; the era of physical and mental freedom was dawning. A revolution in which Jacques Courtin-Clarins played an important role by telling women, "Yes, you are beautiful!”
In France, where caring for your skin has always been paramount, his success was immediate. Word soon spread and the products became available throughout the world.
Today, Clarins continues to design and produce its products in France and remains faithful to its original philosophy; listening to women to truly understand their needs, and developing safe, natural and highly effective skin care products.
A family with a passion
for skin care
Clarins is more than a brand, it is also the success story of an exceptional family. At Clarins, we do not simply design unique skin care products from generation to generation; we hand down our passion for beauty and devote our lives to it.
Christian Courtin-Clarins, Clarins founder, with his sons. Continuity guaranteed.
Jacques Courtin-Clarins with his two sons, Christian and Olivier.
Jacques Courtin-Clarins demonstrating his Face Oil application method
Clarins - yesterday, today and tomorrow
Virginie Courtin-Clarins. Serge Rosinoer, Jacques Courtin-Clarins' right-hand man. Christian Courtin-Clarins. Prisca Courtin-Clarins. Claire Courtin-Clarins. Olivier Courtin-Clarins. Jenna Courtin-Clarins.
Clarins researchers' philosophy? Always at the forefront of innovation.
From Masvelt, the first self-contouring appliance created by Jacques Courtin-Clarins, to aroma body care or the exclusive anti-pollution complex, Clarins has always been a leader in innovation.
Clarins Research is carried out in our own laboratories with the dual challenge of achieving unprecedented results and the highest safety standards as well as using state-of-the art development techniques and clinical testing facilities.
A new scientific discovery? A new ingredient with more effective results? Even if a product is selling well, it will be reformulated to increase its efficacy, quality and the pleasure it provides!
Hyaluronic acid molecule
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Clarins will always select a natural ingredient over a chemical one, if it delivers the same level of effectiveness. This is the golden rule that all Clarins researchers follow when designing innovative new products. Clarins uses over 250 natural plant extracts in its formulas. All are carefully selected for their effectiveness and are delivered in an optimal formula to reveal the beauty of every woman. Unique expertise and one which protects our planet's biodiversity.
Constant innovation to meet the beauty needs of women and continuous perfecting of what exists. With this objective in mind, Clarins has created many revolutionary industry firsts.
Problem-solving products that really do deliver results with a choice of textures and application techniques to boost their effectiveness.
Pioneering innovations, formulas that are constantly reinvented and best-sellers that stand the test of time, Clarins has made bold innovation its signature.
Blue Orchid Oil
Body Lift Cellulite Control
UV Plus SPF50 Neutral
Two serums powered by 20 potent anti-ageing plant extracts targeting all aspects of skin ageing in one complete intensive treatment.
This pioneering serum helps re-contour the face, and lift and firm facial features. Ideal for those whose facial contours and features have lost definition over time.
The best from plants perfectly formulated to restore vitality and radiance to thirsty skin. 100% pure plant extracts equals 100% well-being.
A formula enriched with plant extracts targeting all types and levels of cellulite: reduces the appearance of stubborn cellulite and prevents new cellulite.
Invisible protection against the harmful effects of the sun, thanks to a 100% mineral sunscreen and a patented anti-pollution complex, which helps protect the skin from harmful environmental factors.
Back in 1954, Clarins started life as a beauty institute in Paris. From the very first Institute opened in Paris in 1954 to today’s international network of Clarins Skin Spas in prestigious locations around the world, Clarins has maintained its magic formula: unique application methods to boost the effectiveness of its products.
Visiting a Clarins Skin Spa also means that you will leave with tips and tricks for your home beauty routine.
Best of the best
The My Blend Spa by Clarins at the Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris won the title of "Best Spa 2012 – Best of the Best" in the Virtuoso awards.
Customised Skin Consultation
At Clarins, you will be sure to find the right beauty routine for you from within a wide range of treatments.
Because everyone’s skin is different, Clarins offers a selection of textures whatever your age, skin type, preference and time of year.
How we can we enhance your beauty today?
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A Clarins Specialist will give you the very best tailor-made advice and recommend a personalised skin care routine as well as demonstrating professional application techniques to maximise the effectiveness of your products.
Visit one of our counters to enjoy this complimentary service and receive a selection of personalised samples.
Try before you buy
Because our products are our best ambassadors, we invite you to try them!
What is your skin type? What are your concerns? What texture do you prefer?
So as to be sure to meet your individual beauty needs, most Clarins products are available in sample sizes: so why not give them a try?
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Clarins Commitment: to make life more beautiful.
Clarins is committed to respecting nature and protecting biodiversity.
We support local communities and purchase our raw materials in accordance with fair trade principles. We respect current and future generations. As a consumer and a world citizen, we hope that you share our commitment to protecting the environment.
The Clarins Dynamic Woman Award recognizes women who dedicate their lives to helping underprivileged children. 70 women have been recognised throughout the world. Sister Emmanuelle won the award in 2000.
Clarins is contributing to protecting our planet's biodiversity. In 2012, in the village of Li Guang (Liming, Yunnan) in China, Clarins set up a planting and training programme for the local community in partnership with the Pur Project. In the first year, 5,000 traditional medicinal plants were planted and village volunteers were trained in agricultural techniques.
In 2008 in Vin Kim, Vietnam, Clarins financed the building of a school for the local community. The village produces Vu Sua fruit (its main source of revenue) whose properties are at the heart of the bust firming range.
Clarins provides meals to children in partnership with the FEED project, which raises funds for the United Nations World Food Programme.
Clarins helps women living with cancer to stay beautiful by supporting organisations such as Etincelle and Belle et Bien.
In Madagascar, the country of origin for many plants included in its products (katafray, ambiaty, centella asiatica, etc.), Clarins is supporting a project giving access to water to 10,000 people living in the Tulear region. New pumps and wells have been constructed.
Recognised for the public good it does, the Courtin Arthritis Foundation is the main privately initiated fund-raising organisation for severe rheumatism. It has already helped more than 600 projects see the light of day with one goal: to give back hope to the sick.
Jean-Pierre Nicolas, Doctor of Anthropology, ethno-botanist, and founder of Gardens of the World. Winner of the 1st Clarins Men Environmentalist of the Year Award. Clarins actively supports this association, which aims to improve the health of those who do not have access to conventional medicines, through the use of medicinal plants.
Every product has
a secret ingredient:
Always ready to listen, do more, do better and give pleasure. This is the Clarins story.
In his beauty institute, Jacques Courtin-Clarins was deeply committed to encouraging women to share their views about his products. Our products and application techniques are the fruit of over 50 years' dialogue with our clients.
Customer service, beauty consultants, counter managers, marketeers, R&D scientists, etc. Behind every Clarins product is a team of dedicated men and women whose mission is to make your life even more beautiful. It is more than a job, it is a passion.
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