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Strengthening our commitment to responsible sourcing

When we are inspired by nature every day, we cannot ignore its fragility.

At a time when many of our planet’s ecosystems are under threat, Clarins is committed to sustainable agriculture that protects both people and the planet.

The sourcing of our ingredients is at the heart of this responsible approach.

Ingredients
Domaine Clarins

Exceptional raw materials sourced from sustainable agriculture

Nestled at an altitude of 1,400 meters, Domaine Clarins is a state-of-the-art production facility and open-air laboratory.

Plants are cultivated according to the seasons, just as nature intended

Alpine rose

At Domaine Clarins, our plants are grown at a high altitude, where the soil is pollution free, and organic* sustainable farming methods are practiced.
We use traditional techniques - including horse-drawn plough - and minimal technology, to preserve the health of the soil, and create ideal conditions for growing the highest quality plant ingredients for our products.

Some species are studied to discover new active beauty ingredients, while others already offer all their benefits in our treatments. These plant extracts meet our highest standards of quality, safety and traceability.

Difficult to access and carefully preserved, Domaine Clarins is not open to the public... except from a distance. Explore this majestic site with our virtual tour, where the future of beauty is being written.

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Domaine Clarins

Domaine Clarins by the numbers

Organic

100%

organic* production

ORE

2021

signing of a Real Environmental Obligation (REO), a commitment to preserve the biodiversity of the Domaine for 99 years.

Extracts

6

organic* extracts

already used in Clarins formulas

Plants

30+

plant species

collected and analyzed since 2019

Our sourcing policy
Ingredient

A rigorous sourcing policy

The quality and traceability of our ingredients have always been our top priorities.

Leaf of life

Sourcing leaf of life in Madagascar

Objective: to guarantee a 100% sustainable supply chain by 2025.

In 2021, we took another step forward by introducing a rigorous sourcing policy that covers all our raw materials.

Ingredient
Domaine Clarins
Our 3 levels in detail

Plants

Everything nature has to offer

Clarins research is inspired by nature. 80% of the active ingredients used in our formulas come from a herbarium of over 200 plants.

These plants are our greatest asset: we are constantly seeking to improve the quality and traceability of our supply chains.

We have defined three requirement criteria that any new species joining our catalog must meet, with a particular attention to agricultural practices.

Each year, we give more priority to the supply chains that best respect the planet, plants and people.

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Natural derivatives
Our 3 levels in detail

Natural derivatives

Traceability and green chemistry

Naturally-derived ingredients are substances of natural origin (vegetable or mineral), which have undergone modifications to provide beneficial properties for the skin. This includes, for example, certain active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, excipients or agro-sourced solvents.

For these ingredients, we prefer materials that are easily biodegradable and whose manufacturing processes respect the principles of green chemistry. We also ensure they can be traced back to the country. Finally, for each of these supply chains, we set up programs to protect biodiversity or social projects in partnership with our suppliers.

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Synthetic ingredients
Our 3 levels in detail

Synthetic ingredients

The bare necessities

At Clarins, more than 81% of the active ingredients used are of natural origin. The remaining 19% is made up of synthetic ingredients.

We only use them when they are essential to guarantee the safety, effectiveness or sensoriality of our formulas, while constantly looking for natural alternatives. These synthetic ingredients must meet strict criteria regarding their safety for your skin, but also for nature. We ensure that they are biodegradable.

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A better world
Ingredient Ingredient Ingredient

Leave the world a better place

Our objectives today will be our achievements tomorrow: we are moving every day towards more ethical and sustainable sourcing.

2021 results

Houseleek

54%

of the plants used in Clarins products are organically* grown

Fair trade

20

fair-trade supply chains

Palm oil

99%

of our palm oil is sustainable and RSPO certified

Domaine Clarins

6

plant extracts from plants grown at Domaine Clarins

And tomorrow? To do even better!

2025 objectives

Sustainable sourcing

100%

sustainable sourcing

Organic agriculture

80%

of our herbarium is organically* grown

Domaine Clarins

25%

of our plants come from
Domaine Clarins or from
Clarins-certified
supply chains

Our products from Domaine Clarins

Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser

R475.00

2 sizes

★★★★★
Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

R475.00

2 sizes

★★★★★
Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

R475.00

2 sizes

★★★★★
Cleansing Micellar Water

Cleansing Micellar Water

R475.00

2 sizes

★★★★★

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