in European luxury skin care*
*Source: European forecasts.
"Made in France"
It all began in Paris on March 15, 1954, when Jacques Courtin-Clarins opened his first Clarins Institute with the pioneering belief that well-being and happiness were inextricably linked to beauty—a daring holistic vision that he was the first to express and apply. 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 skin has always been paramount, his success was immediate. Word soon spread and Clarins 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 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.
Jacques 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 Treatment 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 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 our 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. Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect 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 deliver real results, with a choice of textures and application techniques that boost their effectiveness.
Clarins has made bold innovation its signature with pioneering formulas that are constantly being reinvented, and best-sellers that stand the test of time.
Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle Correcting Cream
Shaping Facial Lift
Powered by 20 potent plant extracts, Clarins’ worldwide best-seller* combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that targets all visible signs of aging.
Sheer tints of colour plus D shine. Nourishes, protects and visibly plumps lips. Soothes the senses with the aromatic essences of vanilla and caramel.
Clarins’ radiance-booster brightens, tightens and helps eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash. Thirty years of success and counting!
The best of plants, perfectly formulated to restore vitality and radiance to thirsty skin. 100% pure plant extracts equals 100% well-being.
Enriched with powerful plant extracts, this innovative body treatment product visibly firms the skin to help minimize the appearance of cellulite.
Clarins’ make-up primer fills-in fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores—leaving skin “foundation-ready” in less than a minute.
Clarins reconnects the links to lasting firmness with a formula that firms, lifts and tones skin.
Clarins’ No. 1 contouring serum in Asia creates perfect V-shaped contours from every angle. Helps define facial contours, reduce puffiness and refine.
Back in 1954, Clarins started as a beauty institute in Paris. From our very first Institute to today’s international network of Clarins Skin Spas located in prestigious locations around the world, Clarins has maintained its exclusivity with unique Application Methods that boost the effectiveness of its formulas.
Every Clarins Skin Spa experience includes expert tips for making the most of your daily beauty routine.
Best of the best
The My Blend Spa by Clarins, located at the Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris, won "Best Spa 2012 – Best of the Best" in the Virtuoso awards.
Whatever your skin type or beauty concerns, Clarins will design a customized treatment routine expressly for you.
Let us guide you through our product range and create your own personalized skin care program.
Discover Skin Time
Skin Time is your time to sit back, relax and let our Clarins Beauty Advisor provide the very best, tailor-made advice, and recommend a personalized skin care routine. You’ll be treated to a hands-on demonstration of our professional Application Methods so you can maximize the performance of your products at home.
Visit one of our counters to enjoy this complimentary service and receive a selection of personalized samples.
Try before you buy
Because Clarins products are our best beauty ambassadors, we invite you to try them first. What is your skin type? What are your skin care concerns? Which textures do you prefer? Most Clarins products are available in sample sizes, so give them a try.
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The Clarins Commitment:
to make life
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 Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year Award recognizes women who dedicate their lives to helping underprivileged children. Seventy women have been commended 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 program 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 Clarins’ 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 organizations such as Etincelle and Look Good, Feel Better.
In Madagascar, the country of origin for many plants included in our products (Katafray, Ambiaty, Centella Asiatica etc.), Clarins is supporting a project that gives access to water to 10,000 people living in the Tulear region. New pumps and wells have been constructed.
Recognized for the public good it does, the Courtin Arthritis Foundation is the main privately-initiated fund-raising organization for severe rheumatism. It has already helped more than 600 projects with one common goal: to give hope to the sick.
Jean-Pierre Nicolas—Doctor of Anthropology, ethnobotanist, and founder of Gardens of the World—was 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.
product has a secret ingredient:
Always ready to listen, do more and do better. 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 result of a 60 year dialogue with our customers.
Customer service, beauty advisors, counter managers, marketers, R&D scientists—behind every Clarins product is a team of dedicated professionals whose mission is to make your life even more beautiful. It is more than a job, it is a passion.
Training Project Manager,
Director of International
Training & Skin Care Development,
Assistant Counter Manager,
International Training Director,
Assistant Counter Manager,
Consumer Studies Manager,
Consumer Service Manager,
Quality Control Manager,
Customer Service and
Training Project Manager,
Vice President of Sales,
Relational Marketing Assistant,
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