The first Clarins Institute was created in Paris by Jacques Courtin-Clarins in 1954. Intrigued by the secrets of plants, Jacques decided that beauty was a sciences that deserved new treatment formulas. He devoted a French-style standard of excellence to beauty and women which would take the world by storm.
Clarins aims at being a socially-responsible company and takes several steps to ensure they give back to the communities around the globe.
- Clarins has joined with Pro Natura in Brazil to protect natural vegetation from industrial activities.
- Clarins has also worked with Alp Action to save the flora on Alpine peaks.
- Clarins has supported the work in Madagascar to replant the “Katafray” or “the Healing Tree”
- Clarins stopped animal testing in 1987 and in 2011 received approval from Ecocert for the organic ingredients they use in their products.
The Clarins lab, headed by the Director of Clarins Research, knows more about plants than anyone else. To stay on the cutting edge, they work with 10 of the most advanced research centres and universities and each plant that arrives at Clarins is controlled and tested to ensure that the extraction from the plants are the most effective active ingredients .