Clarins Introduces T.R.U.S.T., A Platform Using Blockchain Technology To Provide Transparency On Ingredient Traceability And Product Manufacturing

Following its ethical and sustainable commitments, Clarins takes one step further in consumer transparency by launching T.R.U.S.T., a one of-a-kind platform base on blockchain technology to share full traceability of the ingredients that go into product formulas as well as the manufacturing process. Starting today with the latest product batch numbers, anyone has access to:

  • All steps in the product manufacturing process – including quality and safety controls, where and the product has been formulated and packed.
  • Exhaustive information regarding plant-based ingredients – including geographical origin, harvesting method and Clarins sourcing certifications.
  • Behind the Clarins expertise – via visuals and testimonies from our factory, laboratories, and overall facilities in Pontoise (France).

To make T.R.U.S.T. possible, Clarins uses the blockchain technology to ensure safety and transparency of the process. The blockchain technology is used to store and transmit information in the safest way possible as it does not have a centralized control system. It forms a database that records secured exchanges between different users (suppliers, producers) and once a piece of information is entered in the system, the blockchain technology certifies their authenticity, without allowing anything to be modified.

Clarins T.R.U.S.T. is an ongoing initiative and while not all products and ingredients are available yet, the list is growing every day for total transparency. 30 products and 40 plant extracts can now be found, and there will be close to 100 by the end of 2023.

By simply entering a product batch code on Clarins T.R.U.S.T. platform, anyone can have access to the manufacturing process and discover the origins of its plant ingredients: https://traceability.trust.clarins.com/en_US

About Clarins

Founded in a professional Parisian beauty institute by Jacques Courtin-Clarins in 1954, Clarins has become the #1 prestige skincare brand in Europe. More than 65 years later, the brand remains family-owned and is distributed in more than 140 countries – offering skincare innovations for face and body, men’s and makeup. With unique expertise in Phyto-chemistry, Clarins Laboratories are considered pioneers in the fields of plant science and technology.

The Maison values are rooted in an ongoing dialogue with women (and men), an abiding respect for nature and people, and commitments to sustainable sourcing, including Le Domaine Clarins – their organic farm and open-air laboratory in the French Alps. Clarins is accelerating its sustainable actions to become a Certified B Corporation by 2023. Currently carbon neutral the company will further reduce its carbon footprint by 30% and become 100% plastic neutral using 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. Partners include: Pur Projet – over 618,000 trees planted to date, Plastic Odyssey – a three-year expedition across three continents, 30 stopovers to fight against plastic pollution, and FEED — over 38 million school meals provided to children in need by the end of 2022.

Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.

Clarins Launches National Day of Masking

French luxury skincarebrand Clarins has joined forces with beauty expert Kathleen Jennings to officially declare July 16th, National Day of Masking. Commencing each year on July 16th, the holiday will serve as a source of inspiration that celebrates and encourages the act of normalizing self-care by wearing your skincare mask of choice—mark the holiday by sharing your favorite skincare mask and tagging #NationalDayofMasking.

As a former attorney and a mother of three, Texas-based beauty guru Kathleen Jennings has asserted her expertise and know-how within the vast world of beauty and all-things skincare. Having cultivated a loyal online presence and social following, the skincare enthusiast and face mask aficionado has amassed an engaged beauty community. Daily she provides in-depth product reviews, tutorials, and promotions by offering an honest, unfiltered approach to beauty and skincare. Jennings has a unique daily dialogue with her engaged social community, reposting followers who tag HER while wearing beauty products they purchase based on her reviews. To drive home the mission of normalizing self-care and wearing your favorite skincare mask during everyday activities, Jennings, in partnership with Clarins, is proud to announce National Day of Masking.

Jennings’ ‘Holy Grail’ beauty product is the Clarins V-Facial Intensive Wrap (better known as the Clarins Depuffing Mask to her online community), praising it’s incredible facial depuffing effect. “Whenever I find a product like the Clarins Depuffing Mask, and it actually delivers on its claims, it’s like hallelujah! I want to make it a point to share it with the rest of the beauty and skincare world,” says Jennings.

This award-winning mask is instantly recognizable on social media due to the cream-mousse mask’s beard-like appearance which targets key depuffing zones below the eyes and above the neck to combat skin issues brought on by stress, heat, and hormonal changes. This innovative plant-based formula includes Beautyberry & Ginger extracts as well as Horse Chestnut Escin, relieves puffiness and visibly refine facial features, and Lady’s Mantle and Alchemilla extracts promote a radiant, even skin tone.

The social media facial de-puffing movement – spearheaded by Jennings – has transformed the Clarins V-Facial Intensive Wrap into a top seller for the brand, and is its #1 seller at Sephora. To celebrate and fulfill Jennings’s 2021 birthday wish, Clarins is marking her birthday as #NationalDayofMasking. To engage both the brand and Jennings’s social communities, Clarins will be hosting product giveaways on social media and encouraging all to post wearing a skincare mask on July 16th, tagging #NationalDayofMasking. This July 16th, Clarins will offer a 20% discount on all Clarins skincare masks clarinsusa.com and Sephora.com will offer 20% off V-Facial Intensive.

About Clarins

Founded in a professional Parisian beauty institute by Jacques Courtin-Clarins in 1954, Clarins has become the #1 prestige skincare brand in Europe. More than 65 years later, the brand remains family-owned and is distributed in more than 140 countries – offering plant-based skincare innovations for face and body, men’s, and makeup. With unique expertise in phytochemistry, Clarins Laboratories are considered pioneers in the fields of plant science and technology.

The Maison values are rooted in an ongoing dialogue with women, abiding respect for nature and people, and commitments to sustainable sourcing, including Le Domaine Clarins – their organic farm and open-air laboratory in the French Alps. Clarins is accelerating its sustainable actions to become a Certified B Corporation by 2023. Currently carbon neutral, the company will further reduce its carbon footprint by 30% and become 100% plastic neutral by using 100% recyclable packaging by 2025. Partners include Pur Projet (more than 525,000 trees planted to date), Plastic Odyssey (a three-year expedition across three continents with 30 stopovers to fight against plastic pollution), and FEED (more than 38 million school meals provided to children in need by the end of 2022).

About Kathleen Jennings

Kathleen Jennings (@kathleenjenningsbeauty) is a former attorney, mother of three, and self-proclaimed skincare fanatic. Kathleen founded the BeautyNow app for booking beauty appointments, assets of which were acquired by Groupon, Inc. in 2016. Today her site KathleenJenningsBeauty.com and social media handles @kathleenjenningsbeauty (Instagram, TikTok) chronicle her devotion to skincare masking (particularly #carpoolmasking) and honest reviews about beauty products and services.

Clarins continues to move forward with its CSR strategy, becoming an official member of the UEBT

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 skin care has always been paramount, his success was immediate. Word soon spread and Clarins products became available worldwide. Today, Clarins continues to design and produce its products in France and remains faithful to its original philosophy – listening to women (and men!) to truly understand their needs, and developing safe, natural and highly effective skin care products.

Starting with it in 1954, Clarins will always choose 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 their innovative new products.

The French Maison 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 and man. Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect our planet’s biodiversity.

Clarins is committed to respecting nature and protecting biodiversity. They support local communities and purchase their raw materials in accordance with fair trade principles. They respect current and future generations. As a consumer and a global citizen, they hope that you share their commitment to protecting the environment.

On 10th December 2021, Clarins became an official member of Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT). This recognizes our company’s commitment to sourcing that always respects biodiversity and people.

This membership is a step. By accepting us, UEBT recognizes the attention we give to the quality of our sourcing. But above all, it requires us to continually do even more. And luckily we happen to share this goal of continued progress in sourcing that respects people and the planet. There is no approach more coherent with the double promise of Clarins We Care: ‘care for people, care for the planet’.

Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Deputy Managing Director of Clarins Group

Created in 2007, UEBT brings together companies who wish to engage in ethical sourcing of their ingredients of natural origin. Partner of the United Nations Convention for biological diversity, this international NGO promotes best practices and encourages each of its members to do even more in sourcing supplies that respect biodiversity and people. 

Respect of ethical criteria

This initiative of Clarins with UEBT began at the end of 2019. Becoming a member firstly supposes demonstrating that a company like ours respects the ethical criteria of a fair relationship, in particular through the sharing of benefits, a sustainable socio-economic commitment and the preservation of ecosystems.

An action plan to do even more

This required minimum is just a starting point: being a member of UEBT also and above all means being committed to doing even better tomorrow.

To confirm its member status, in 2021 Clarins defined an action plan which will be reviewed every three years. On the agenda are different measures which will ensure continued progress in human and environmental ethics : sustainability and conservation of biodiversity, the fair and equitable sharing of value, the respect of people’s rights and socio-economic sustainability, etc. Our Responsible Sourcing Charter and 2025 commitment to 100% sustainable sourcing are naturally at the heart of our initiative with UEBT.

Always ready to listen, do more and do better. This is the Clarins story.

Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.

Clarins Plant Gold L’Or Des Plantes

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It all began in Paris on March 15, 1954, when medical student and masseur Jacques Courtin-Clarins opened his first Clarins Institute. Courtin-Clarins developed a new approach to face and body treatments and created a few luxury products based exclusively on plants. Courtin made his own treatment oils that firmed the skin, 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.

Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the founder of the French luxury skincare brand was on a mission to make women happy.

At the same time, celebrities were beginning to unveil their bodies on the covers of magazines. He built up quite a fanbase, including endorsements from some big French celebrities of the time, like Brigitte Bardot, Dalida and the Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan. 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!”.

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In France, where skin care has always been paramount, his success was immediate. Word soon spread and Clarins products became available worldwide. 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.

Clarins will always choose 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 their innovative new products. The French Maison 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 (and men). Each ingredient is sourced with the utmost care for the environment to protect our planet’s biodiversity.

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Today Clarins extends its Aromaphytocare range, which includes formulas for face and body scented with natural fragrances and powered by the energy of plants. The newcomer to the range is the Plant Gold L’Or Des Plantes, a nutritious, revitalizing emulsion-in-oil made of 100% natural ingredients!

Obtained through the distillation of leaves, flowers, fruits and roots, essential oils are oil-soluble and diffuse the fragrant essences of plants.
Rich in several hundred molecules, they cannot be replicated through synthetic chemistry. They are also known to act on the psyche through the olfactory messages that they transmit to the brain.

Clarins’ iconic Blue Orchid Face Oil has been reinvented in a unique double formula, which combines it with a milky emulsion. The oil and the emulsion are presented in a two-compartment flacon with a dual delivery system. The innovative packaging enables the user to create and instant mixture with a single press.

 

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The fresh-textured, non-greasy emulsion is housed in the main container of the Plant Gold flacon, while the second, smaller cartridge holds the Blue Orchid Oil. A press on an innovative nozzle releases and blends just the right amount of the two formulas. The new product is inspired by Clarins’ spa aestheticians and their praxis to combine 100%-plant-based extract face and body oils with other Clarins skincare products. In this way, they’re creating custom formulas and enhancing the effectiveness of the old ones.

With two different containers in a single flacon, Clarins Plant Gold L’Or Des Plantes offers tailor-made skincare to benefit the skin in three different ways. The rich cream texture nourishes, boosts vitality, and restores radiance. Combined with the milky emulsion, the Blue Orchid Oil transforms into a lightweight, non-oily moisturizer that comforts and nurtures the skin. A blend of macadamia, hazelnut, and grape seed oils nourishes, softens and smooths the skin; while blue orchid extract and patchouli essential oil help revitalize and tone.

 

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Clarins Plant Gold L’Or Des Plantes comes in a 35ml dual-chamber flacon, and is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.

What Clarins believes in:

Good for the skin. Good for the planet. Clarins’ values are rooted in an ongoing dialogue with women and in abiding respect for both nature and people, with commitments to sustainable sourcing, eco-design, and partnerships with Pur Projet – over 440,000 trees planted – and FEED – over 27 million school meals provided worldwide to children in need.

 

 

 

 

Clarins Introduces Super Restorative Rose Radiance Cream

 

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Clarins, the French family cosmetic company was founded in 1954 by the medical student Jacques Courtin-Clarins, who died in 2007. In 1957, Courtin-Clarins developed a new approach to face and body treatments and created a few luxury products based exclusively on plants. Clarins has used its unrivalled expertise in the field of beauty to offer consumers the safest, most effective products that deliver real results.

We don’t promise you miracles, only results

Jacques Courtin-Clarins, founder Clarins

New from Clarins is the Rose Radiance Cream, a super-restorative cream that revives skin’s radiance. Just like the rest of the Super Restorative Collection, the new Rose Radiance Cream is designed for skin experiencing age-related hormonal changes. Envisioned as a beautifying treatment, the cream replenishes, exfoliates, and beautifies the skin to reveal natural, rosy radiance.

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The Rose Radiance Cream draws on the redensifying properties of three natural ingredients to help illuminate the complexion, even out the skin tone, and smooth skin texture. Roselle (Hibiscus sativa) acids gently exfoliate and smooth skin. Harungana extract redensifies the skin to counteract sagging, while Furcellaria helps protect skin from environmental damage and pollution. Smooth and supple, well nourished skin, results in a more even complexion and a brighter glow.

Clarins Super Restorative Rose Radiance Cream is designed for skin experiencing age-related hormonal changes. It combines three gently exfoliating and radiance boosting ingredients and seven plant extracts.

In addition, the cream contains four different types of light-reflecting pearls (each reflecting a particular light tone) to give the skin a beautiful glow. The soft pink cream is infused with Vitamin C to leave a healthy glow and, with prolonged use, even out the skin tone and make the skin brighter.

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The Clarins Super Restorative Rose Radiance Cream is suitable for all skin types. It is available in a 50 ml jar. The product is currently available across the UK. Launching worldwide in August 2019.

Come into the beautiful world of Clarins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Blend with Clarins

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When it comes to elite beauty products and treatments there is a brand that always pops up as a symbol of quality: Clarins. I was working ten years for this amazing brand, it’s a love that never will fade away.

We don’t promise you miracles, we promise results

Jacques Courtin-Clarins

The French brand (distributed in 150 countries around the world), has built a reputation along the years not only by doing innovative R&D and being at the forefront, but also by interacting closely with all those women that have trusted Clarins since the beginning. This synergic collaboration has proven to be correct: by listening to women’s needs, Clarins has enriched their lives and developed one of the most successful and admired company.

Nowadays Clarins has grown into a multinational company whose motto “With Clarins, life is more beautiful” gives us the essence of what actually this company is. It was founded in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins who had a holistic vision for the business of beauty. Along 60 years, the so many products and treatments have crystallized in a new adventure for the brand: the Spa My Blend.

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These spa’s are exclusive not because there are few of them in the world but because of their dedicated, tailored treatments and products only found in these luxurious yet calm and relaxing temples of beauty and well being. In Paris, where the firm was born, there are a couple: one in the recently opened Molitor, and the other one, designed by Philippe Starck, is located in the Royal Monceau-Raffles, a ‘total Starck’ facility where even the glasses have the sign of the most prolific French designer ever.

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Mr. Starck had in mind a place with no gravity, a site where one can wander into the lightness in order to purify oneself upon achieving the spa experience. This white paradise was born over a surface of 1,500 m², a realm of white walls, a lot of (my favorite) Venetian mirrors, veils and stainless steel structures whose purpose is no other but relaxation. The complex has a pristine pool of 23 m –the longest of any Parisian palace–, a Watsu pool, a lounge with cozy coaches, a detoxy bar with seasonal products and a lot of charm. There is a humid area, one for men and one for women, comprising a hamman, sauna, laconium and a surprising sensorial shower where you can bath emulating a tropical storm, for instance.

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If you should judge a hotel by its spa, then the Royal Monceau-Raffles in Paris deserves its five stars, and its recently acquired Palace rating (only six other Paris hotels have the highly-coveted badge of distinction). 

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Featuring the longest pool in a Paris luxury hotel, the spa at Le Royal Monceau is run by My Blend by Clarins. It also includes a Jacuzzi, hammam, laconium room and sauna over an impressive 1,500 square meter space, all decorated in the purest white from floor to ceilings…  A real haven of relaxation and well-being, where dedicated fitness coaches make sure your personal needs are addressed. 

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Through the looking glass, paraphrasing Lewis Carroll, would be a suitable analogy to describe Spa My Blend at Royal Monceau-Raffles. Specially while in the pool whose middle part has a transparent ceiling ruffled by water, or while in the dressing room whose lockers are made of mirrors replicating ad infinitum any image. For those wanting to exercise the body, there is also a rather well furnished high-tech fitness area, a pilates studio and a series of individual coaching rooms.

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Now, in any spa a key feature is the proposed treatments. And here is the reason why the Royal Monceau-Raffles chose Clarins to run its outstanding spa. The vision of Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins, son of the founder, was that every skin is different, like every genetic code is; so, treatments ought to respond to every skin needs according to age and lifestyle. The line My Blend created by Dr. Courtin-Clarins has over 100 mixtures and 400 night/day personalized combinations created by a Beauty Therapist in situ. At the core of My Blend products there is the so called Cell Synergy anti–ageing complex, a blend of 3 unique peptides that facilitate skin inter–cellular communication, enhance its natural defense and convey skin regeneration.

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To tune up the right skin approach Clarins has developed My Skin Diag, a Clarins’ software to determine your skin’s biological age, algorithm combined with information such as lifestyle and habits, helps the Beauty Therapist to create the most precise blend for the client. Another privilege of the Spa My Blend is the technique for the treatment.

It ensures the facial that ensues is personally tailored to your needs: the ritual includes a gentle cleaning, deep exfoliating, two masks (mine were a clarifying mask followed by a hydrating one), targeted face and eye creams application. Since my main concern was the eye area, my therapist insisted on that zone with  cryo-aesthetic, a healing technique that uses the benefits of cold to relieve congestion and enable the microcirculation.

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All Clarins classics are availble at theSpa My Blend  

The methods are 100% manual, with precise, ancient movements that are appropriate so the skin can better absorb the products applied on it. Including three steps, its aim is to relax, revitalize and regenerate the body. This protocol can last either 90 or 60 minutes, though there are also programmes lasting from 2 to 4 hours that incorporate several treatments. It is worth to mention that among the formulas used there are unexpected substances as the (Clarins famous) blue orchid essence dispersed in oil, celosia extract and even cherry tree leaves extract.

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My Blend uses an in-depth diagnosis based on a questionnaire on your skin and lifestyle to give a personalized recommendation, blending an essential day and night Formula (may your skin be oily, dry and dehydrated, more mature, etc); a Booster (pure active ingredient concentrates) to be added to the essential Formula to answer immediate and urgent beauty needs; and a line of complementary skin care products to enhance the benefits of each Essential Formula and Booster.

Virtuoso, the leading international luxury travel agency network, voted the Spa My Blend at Royal Monceau-Raffles as Best Spa in 2012 in the ‘Best of the Best‘ Awards. The jury justified its choice by quoting that “the hotel spa offers the most alluring environment for rest and rejuvenation, creative and therapeutic treatments, and highly skilled and knowledgeable therapists”. By visiting the place one can feels that in three years since this verdict was issued, the Spa My Blend has maintained the standards by which it was elected ‘Best City Spa 2015′ in Europe by SENSES.

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Luxury is all about personalization. And at the Royal Monceau-Raffles Spa, My Blend by Clarins takes personalization to a new level, bringing a revolutionary concept to the customers. Created by the son of the founder of the world-famous French luxury skincare brand Clarins, My Blend by Clarins offers a unique line of products that can be customized and designed for everyone’s specific skin-care needs.

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From Paris with Love

Le Royal Monceau-Raffles willalways be one of my most favorite Parisian Hotels. Not only a lunch, a high tea, or a night at the Royal Monceau-Raffles,  but definitely, an afternoon at the My Blend Royal Monceau Raffles Spa in Paris is quite an experience. From a relaxing pool session, to a deep facial treatment, with a quite pause in the immaculate lounge area, you will be longing to come back soon enough once your privileged time is over!

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Opening hours:
  • Monday-Saturday: 6:30–22:00; treatments and coaching: 9:00–21:00.
  • Sundays: 7:30–20:30; treatments and coaching: 8:30–20:00.
  • The pool  and fitness area close 15 minutes before the hour.
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