Expertise and Innovation in Beauty

Inspired by nature, driven by science

Clarins Research develops ever more innovative formulas for beauty that respect the world around us, and our skin.

Our three requirements


Our main responsibility

All of our formulas meet the stringent requirements that extend beyond our regulatory obligations and environmental standards. Our ingredients must be completely safe, our formulas are rigorously tested and our products are monitored at every stage.

Each Clarins formula is subject to more than 250 checks during its production.

Many substances have been banned from our skincare products to ensure that we use the safest ingredients on your skin.

Our three requirements


Your first requirement

For over 70 years, Clarins formulas have been highly acclaimed for their effectiveness. Our laboratories combine the best of nature and science to develop treatments with visible, measurable and undeniable results. Proven effective by numerous tests and approved by thousands of people.

We carry out up to 900 tests on the effectiveness of each of our products.

It takes at least 18 months to develop a new formula.

Our three requirements


Putting pleasure at the heart of skin care

We believe that looking after yourself is as important as taking care of your skin. We are constantly exploring new ways to enhance the sensoriality of our products: exquisite textures, intoxicating fragrances, unique comfort... Clarins products are designed to make each application a true moment of well-being.

Les ingrédients de synthèse

More than 6,000 people a year test our newly developed formulas and assess their sensory qualities

Constant and responsible innovation


Do more, do better and enjoy...

Since the beginning, this principle has guided us towards a sophisticated and responsible beauty. We always favour plant-based, raw materials while integrating more and more organic, local or fair trade ingredients into our products.

Year after year, we develop new products and improve our existing formulas with the latest innovations. This "open" research allows us to move towards ever more effective, natural and environmentally friendly treatment.

Key figures

More than 80 % of the active

ingredients in our products are of natural origin

100 %

By 2025, 100% of our sun care and rinse-off formulas will be biodegradable
to preserve our ecosystem.

Learn more about Clarins Innovation

Clarins Green Score: measure to progress

All our raw materials are screened by Clarins Green Score before being used in our products.

This measuring device allows us to accurately assess the environmental, social and health impact of our ingredients across a range of criteria. Each formula is then given an overall score, by adding up the scores of the substances in the formula.

The aim?
To select the best combination of ingredients to develop treatments that are safe and effective, but also kind to people and nature.

Green score
Green score

Key figures

By 2025

To improve our overall score by at least 10%.

The Clarins Green Score

is based on 10 criterion, measured by 18 indicators.

Caring and animal-free beauty


If you love nature, protecting animals is a must.

Clarins eradicated all animal testing many years ago in favour of the latest alternative methods. We guarantee high quality products, designed and manufactured in accordance with animal welfare.

However, some countries require animal testing, which they carry out themselves, to ensure the safety of cosmetic products. We are obliged to comply, but we are working closely with these authorities to stop these practices.