Clarins was born from love; the love and respect Jacques Courtin-Clarins had for women´s beauty. 1954 he opened the first Clarins institute in Paris. The success was immediate. Today Clarins has a leading role within premium skincare in Europe and has million loyal users worldwide.
The origin to this success is the founder and his sons Christians and Oliviers wish to offer women the best treatments based in three values: professionalism, respect and responsiveness.
Clarins, a pioneer on natural beauty
From the start Clarins has preferred to use plant based ingredients and treat with aromatherapy and phototherapy. The first products from Clarins, that originally was made for use in the Beauty institute, was the face and body oils with 100 percent pure plant extracts. These are still Clarins bestsellers. Clarins works with with ethno-pharmacologist Jean-Pierre Nicolas from the organization “Jardin du Monde” (the world’s garden). He travels around the world and looks for rare plants. In this way Clarins frequently studies new plants to offer the beauty industry.
Biomimetic is behind Clarins creativity
To observe Life and be Inspired by the creativity from Nature is what Biomimetic is all about and Clarins has discovered some of their most innovative products in this way.
Clarins application methods give an increased result
More than 50 years of practical experience from the Beauty institutes, 50 years expertise in plant extracts gives Clarins the opportunity to develop application methods and textures that works together to improve the plant extracts effect. The application methods that Clarins teach their customers are inspired by the methods and technics used in the Clarins institutes. They are totally manual and the perfect way to prolong the benefits from a Clarins product at home.
Eco-conception, a vital necessity
Clarins identity is structured around innovation, absolute quality and the choice of sustainable development. Because of this, eco-conception is a very strong rallying concept that is capable of revealing authentic values. This is the direction we move in; one where eco-conception is integrated into the actions of all team members who are part of our development: from marketing to purchasing, including merchandising and our creative studios.
Acclimation of new skin products
It´s important to let the skin get used to a new product line and you should not start with all products at the same time. It takes the skin approximately 2-8 weeks to get used to the new products and before you can see any clear improvement. Initially you can feel that the skin gets worse from dryness. Impurities and zits can emerge to skin surface. This is a part of the expurgation and it is completely normal. However, you should never have prolonged discomfort - in that case you should terminate your treatment and contact our skin therapists.