Responsible sourcing

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 ingredients sourced from regenerative agriculture

Perched at an altitude of 1,400 meters in the French Alps, Domaine Clarins is our open-air laboratory and farm.

Plants are cultivated according to the seasons and with the greatest respect for nature

Alpine rose

At Domaine Clarins, we use traditional techniques – including horse-drawn ploughs – and minimal technology, to preserve the health of the soil, and create ideal conditions for growing the highest quality plant ingredients for our products.

We use this research facility to study new plant actives, and to source many of the ingredients that are already being used in our treatments. This controlled farm-to-formula approach enables us to provide the highest standards of quality, safety, and traceability.

Domaine Clarins is not open to the public, but the beauty of this unspoiled land is visible from a distance. Explore this majestic site, where the future of beauty is being written, with our virtual tour.

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Domaine Clarins a few key figures

Organic

100%:

100% organic production

ORE

2021

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

Extracts

6

organic extracts

are already used in Clarins formulas

Plants

30+

plant species

collected and analysed since 2019

Our sourcing policy
Ingredient

Ethical and sustainable farming practices

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.

And in line with our commitment to transparency, you can trace these ingredients yourself with the Clarins T.R.U.S.T. platform. Scan the QR code on your product to track its journey from the field to your home.

Ingredient
Domaine Clarins
Our 3-pronged approach

Plants

Beauty from nature

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

We are always trying to improve the quality and traceability of our supply chains, and continue to give priority to those that respect the planet, plants and people.

Clarins Research has established criteria that any new species joining our catalogue must meet, with a particular attention to sustainable agricultural practices.

Natural derivatives
Our 3-pronged approach

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 certain active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, delivery systems and agro-sourced solvents.

For these ingredients we choose 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 of origin. For each of these supply chains, we work in partnership with our suppliers to create programs that protect biodiversity and local communities.

Synthetic ingredients
Our 3-pronged approach

Synthetic ingredients

Nature first

At Clarins, more than 81% of the active ingredients used are of natural origin. The remaining 19% are made up of synthetic ingredients, which are only used when they are essential to the safety, effectiveness or sensoriality of our formulas. We are always looking for natural alternatives.

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.

2022 results

Houseleek

56%

of the plants used in Clarins products are organically grown

Fair trade

23

fair-trade supply chains

Palm oil

T.R.U.S.T.

Already 40 plant extracts and 30 products are traceable

Domaine Clarins

6

organic* plant extracts from plants grown at Domaine Clarins

And tomorrow? We'll 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

Products formulated with plants from Domaine Clarins

Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser

$49.00

★★★★★
Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

$49.00

★★★★★
Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

$49.00

★★★★★
Cleansing Micellar Water

Cleansing Micellar Water

$52.00

★★★★★

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