Our missionMake life more beautiful
and leave behind a more beautiful planet.
This mission comes with a concrete set of commitments and a two-pronged promise to do more and to do better, for you and the planet
We are working towards beauty that is more responsible and more committed than ever before.
Taking care of people
Listening is at the core
of our philosophy
Our aestheticians and beauty advisors
are there to listen and guide you, helping you to feel good
in your skin and confident
in your beauty.
We pledge to provide
quality and traceability
are developed and made at our historic site
in Pontoise, France.
From the beginning,
our colleagues have
And our most important ambassadors.
Together, we are on a collective quest
to embody the generosity
and perfection that Clarins has become known for.
Taking care of the planet
Whether it comes to protecting ecosystems,
preserving the future of endangered species or supporting
reforestation, Clarins is committed
to projects that do good for the planet.
As part of that, the Clarins Seeds
of Beauty program has planted 536,000 trees and
Plants and ingredients
Clarins carefully selects each of its ingredients
for effectiveness and sources with the greatest respect
the environment. Out of the 200+ ingredients that make up our herbarium, more than 40%
are organic. The Domaine Clarins,
our outdoor laboratory tucked away in the Alps,
makes sure to prioritize sustainable farming
emissions by 2025
Taking care of the planet would
mean nothing without reducing our
In 2020, Clarins became
carbon neutral* and has committed to going
beyond this by reducing carbon emissions by a
further 30% by 2025.
(*scopes 1&2 + air freight)
packing by 2025
The circular economy
We are constantly seeking ways to ensure
that the environmental impact of
Clarins packaging is kept
to a minimum. Our commitment: 100% recyclable packaging for all products by 2025.
We are also actively working on limiting
the usage of plastic in our packaging
for the benefit of the planet.
Corporate Social Responsibility at Clarins in 11 key dates
OUR 2025 OBJECTIVES
By 2025, Clarins is looking to source 80% of our plant extracts organically, offer 100% recyclable packaging and reduce carbon emission by a further 30%.
CLARINS REACHES CARBON NEUTRALITY
But it doesn’t stop there. Over the next five years, Clarins is committed to doing more to reduce carbon emissions – the first is to obtain our B Corporation certification by 2023.
THE DOMAINE CLARINS IS SET UP IN THE ALPS
At 1400m altitude and spanning 10 hectares, the Domaine Clarins is an outdoor laboratory in the heart of the Alps where we grow our own 100% organic, high quality ingredients. Plants are grown using traditional and sustainable farming practices to respect the soil and the surrounding nature. 14 plant species are currently being cultivated at the Domaine and four are already being used in Clarins products. And that is just the start!
STOPPING THE USE OF MICROBEADS
Years before an official ban came into place in the beauty world, Clarins decided to remove microbeads from all exfoliating products.
A PARTNERSHIP WITH FEED
In 2011, Clarins joined the Feed program, founded several years prior by Lauren Bush Lauren. With our help, Feed has been able to provide over 30 million nutritious meals to school kids in 40 countries.
LAUNCH OF OUR FIRST FAIR TRADE PROGRAMS
Sustainable agriculture protects us and nature. Very early on, Clarins set up Fair Trade programs across the world. Today, we work with 11 subsidiaries: five in Madagascar, four in Burkina Faso and two in India.
BANNING OF PLASTIC BAGS, A BEAUTY FIRST
Visionary Christian Courtin-Clarins was ahead of the curve in understanding that plastic bags were only sullying our planet. 18 years prior to the passing of the law banning their use, he saw that plastic bags were removed from all Clarins locations worldwide.
THE LAUNCH OF THE CLARINS AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
For the past 20 years, this prestigious award recognizes inspirational women lending a helping hand to children in need.
BEGINNING OF PARTNERSHIP WITH ALP ACTION
In 1992, Clarins launched a range of cleansing milks with Alpine herbs. Fascinated by the Alpine forests, the group decided to support its preservation. In 1993, we began a partnership with Alp Action, now named Asters. The partnership is still ongoing to this day.
THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION (previously known as ARP) WAS FOUNDED
Founded by Jacques Courtin-Clarins and, since 2006, chaired by Olivier Courtin-Clarins, the Arthritis Foundation was the first organisation to fight against illnesses related to rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism and musculoskeletal disorders. Since its creation 1989, the foundation has financed 64 projects and donated more 18 million euros in grants.
FIRST OILS WITH 100% PURE PLANT EXTRACTS
Previously exclusively for Institut Clarins customers, in 1966 our oils were commercialized for the first time. They were our first product to be formulated with 100% pure plant extracts and to be sold in glass bottles.