Innovative eco-responsible packaging

Clarins uses a continuous innovation approach, which means that for several years eco-design principles have been an integral part of every stage of the packaging development process. Teams work together to find the best solution that combines performance, ease-of-use and sustainability.

A global approach to eco-design

A global approach
to eco-design

Prioritising sustainable materials (all cardboard boxes and corrugated inserts come from sustainably managed forests), reduced weight and bulk (no more spacers or pamphlets in boxes, lighter glass), and materials that are recycled and/or recyclable.


of paper and cardboard
come from sustainably
managed forests
(FSC or PEFC certified)

Working toward the circular economy

All containers will be recyclable or recycled by 2025.
A circular economy means using materials that are easily recyclable and, when recycling cannot be guaranteed (i.e. plastic), including a post-consumer recycled material (PCR) made from single-use packaging.

Illustration of suncare products



of our containers will
be recycled or recyclable by 2025

Plastic Odyssey photo

Supporting Plastic Odyssey

Clarins is the lead partner

For many years, the Clarins Group has been investing in environmental causes and supporting ecology-related projects.

We want to help build a better world for future generations,” explain Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins, directors of the Clarins Group. “It might seem like a utopian ideal, but we believe in it!”

Christian & Olivier Courtin-Clarins

Plastic Odyssey is the first expedition around the world to fight plastic pollution aboard a ship that delivers low-tech solutions to the worst polluting countries so they can turn plastic into a resource.

Ulysse_by_bruno_marjorie Ulysse prototype

What are Plastic
Odyssey’s missions?



Build a sustainable future by rethinking how plastic is used.



Find new ways to use waste and provide opportunities for local populations.