For sensitive skin, stick to the basics!

Do you experience:

Redness when you get out of the shower?

Skin that feels tight when the weather is too hot or too cold?

Tingling after applying certain cosmetics?

Redness when you feel emotional?

More than half of women say they have sensitive skin.

Appearing for a few days or over a long period of time, skin sensitivity can result in invisible symptoms such as tingling and tightness etc. as well as visible signs such as widespread or localised redness.

The Clarins answer

Clarins launches CALM-ESSENTIEL, a new range of skincare formulated with essential ingredients for treating damaged skin, to guarantee optimal skin tolerance.

Hydrates. Soothes. Protects.

Product range and ingredients

Clary sage

Soothing Emulsion



Redness Corrective Gel



Restoring Treatment Oil


+   95% naturally-sourced ingredients
Model applying cream

A fragrance that
soothes the soul

A true holistic beauty experience that goes beyond simple skincare.

For these highly sensorial products, Clarins has created a musky floral fragrance that has been specially developed for sensitive skin.

Delicate and enveloping, it has been created to soothe and relax even before the application of Calm-Essential skincare.


Calm-Essentiel method

Choose the right time for this self-care moment in a relaxed setting.


Your breathing helps to bring about calmness. Warm the product in your hands, then with your palms open in front of your face, breathe deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth.


Apply the skincare products to the face using light strokes followed by gentle pressure, with hands at the right temperature to avoid thermal shocks. Don’t forget the neck and décolleté area.


Finish with a cocoon wrap by placing the hands around the ears and temples while pressing for 5 seconds. A comforting and relaxing experience.

Clarins' advice

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Proven by tests

More than 87% Skin is instantly soothed*
87% Itchy sensations
are soothed**
90% Helps restructure
the skin***
77% Redness intensity
is diminished****

*Consumer test. Soothing Emulsion,
109 women/Redness Corrective Gel 107 women/Restoring Treatment Oil 100 women, 28 days, France
**Consumer test. Soothing Emulsion, 109 women, 28 days, France
***Consumer test. Restoring Treatment Oil, 100 women, 10 days, France
***Consumer test. Redness Corrective Gel, 107 women, 28 days, France

A vital scientific discovery

After 3 years of research into sensitive skin, the Clarins Laboratories, in collaboration with research institutes - including one specialising in environmental pollution - go further in understanding the mechanisms of the skin’s hyper-sensitivity.

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Together they have made a major discovery: the decisive role sensory receptors play in causing the skin’s hyper⁠-⁠sensitivity.

An innovative formula in harmony with the skin


Identified from 75 plants studied by ethnobotanist Jean-Pierre Nicolas, who has worked in close collaboration with Clarins since 2004, clary sage is a plant with beneficial soothing properties which has been used for centuries.

Clarins Innovation: sclareolide

The Clarins Laboratories have extracted a purified molecule from the flowers and leaves of the clary sage: sclareolide, which harmonises with the skin and allows it to be instantly soothed and protected.

Soothing Emulsion

Soothing Emulsion

The emulsion instantly soothes skin discomfort. Its creamy caress-like texture is enriched with organic camellia oil: it melts into the skin, intensely hydrates and protects against environmental damage.
Its added extra: It also contains white horehound extract, which helps skin to fight against damage caused by pollution.

Redness Corrective Gel

Redness Corrective Gel

The fresh gel instantly soothes skin discomfort. Its texture melts into the skin and provides an instant sensation of well-being. The skin is immediately refreshed and comforted.
Its added extra: Its unique pearls and pigments will even out the complexion, and it also contains white horehound extract, which helps skin to fight against damage caused by pollution.

Restoring Treatment Oil

Restoring Treatment Oil

A nourishing oil enriched with organic camellia oil and organic apricot oil, which is perfect for leaving skin soothed, moisturised, soft and supple.
Its added extra: It can also be used on its own as a cure over 10-20 days for a reset of your skin. For the most reactive skin that can no longer tolerate any other skincare products, this is the perfect answer.

*refresher course

Clary sage

It was a divine herb for the Romans, who used it as a “wellness plant.” In France, Charlemagne established its cultivation in gardens to improve people’s health. During the Renaissance, it was also used to soothe the skin.