Arthritis

Every drop counts.

With each purchase of Tonic Body Treatment Oil*, Clarins will make a donation to MIRIAD**—a research initiative that is studying the influence of diet and the environment on inflammation linked to rheumatic diseases.

*This oil is a cosmetic product. It does not have any therapeutic action nor is it a treatment for arthritis.
**MIcrobiome Research Initiative on Spondyloarthritis and Disbyosis.

For more than 25 years, Clarins has been committed to funding arthritis research.
Last year, in partnership with Fondation Arthritis, Clarins conducted an international search to identify and finance the best research project investigating the impact that diet and the environment may have on joint disease.

The winner was the MIRIAD project.

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MIRIAD stands for Microbiome Research Initiative on Spondyloarthritis and Dysbiosis.

The MIRIAD project studies the influence that diet and the environment have on inflammatory rheumatic diseases linked to intestinal flora.

Their mission is to:

1. Identify diagnostic markers for these diseases.
2. Determine influential dietary habits.
3. Test a new therapeutic strategy that includes rebalancing intestinal flora in patients diagnosed with rheumatoid polyarthritis or spondyloarthritis.

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For every Tonic Body Treatment Oil sold, Clarins will make a donation to the MIRIAD project.
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Fondation Arthritis &
Clarins: A special connection.

Disheartened by the suffering his wife endured due to rheumatoid polyarthritis, Clarins Founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins established the Association for Polyarthritis Research in 1989.

In 2006, the Courtin-Clarins family transformed the organization into Fondation Arthritis — a nonprofit.
Its mission is to advance early diagnosis, new therapeutic pathways, and to restore hope to millions of patients.

All donations to Fondation Arthritis are devoted to funding research, including the discovery and evaluation of innovative therapies. The foundation also works to raise public awareness, help prevent the onset of arthritis, and improve the quality of life of those afflicted by the disease.

Resources: The foundation’s Scientific Board brings together renowned European researchers and rheumatologists. In 2016, more than 1 million euros will be granted to this field of research.

Clarins assumes all overhead.100% of donations are allocated to arthritis research.www.fondation-arthritis.org

“It’s a disease that’s as old as the world… but over the past 40 years, these degenerative auto-immune diseases are better diagnosed.”

Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins

“It looks like an ordinary disease yet it is an unbearable reality. Painful, swollen joints, relentless fatigue, and a myriad of questions: Why? Why me? Why don’t the doctors know how to help me? Appointments at the doctor’s office, at the hospital, doubts about the pain… solutions that aren’t really solutions: pain killers, muscle relaxers, rest… it’s a disability that just gets worse and may even lead to a loss of complete autonomy. It’s a disease that’s as old as the world… but, over the past 40 years, these degenerative auto-immune diseases are better diagnosed. Some appear in childhood, some during the teen years and others in adulthood. They develop over the course of years and get worse, eroding joints and eroding one’s ability to find relief, wellbeing and peace with one’s body.”

Did you know?

  • 1 out of 5 people in France and the United States are affected by arthritis.
  • Young adults and children can be diagnosed with the disease.
  • Arthritis is the primary cause of physical disability after age 40.
  • The effects can be incapacitating.
  • Arthritis causes great suffering.

TRUE or FALSE

What do you know?

Arthritis primarily affects older people.

FalseMore often than not, rheumatic diseases are associated with older people. But, arthritis can also affect children, teens and young adults. In the United States, 300,000 children suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis is a genetic disease.

False Genetics is not always to blame when it comes to rheumatic disease. Why is it, for example, that only 5% of those who carry the HLA-B27 gene will develop spondyloarthritis even though the gene is found in 90% of those with the disease? Rheumatic diseases actually involve many factors, including environmental ones like smoking and pollution.

Rheumatic disease is a primary cause of disabilities and professional leaves of absence.

True Arthritis can bring on great suffering, irreversible deformations and, over time, greater disabilities and a certain social isolation. It is one of the leading reasons behind leaves of absence from work, and many of those diagnosed with the disease eventually must stop working altogether.

Fondation Arthritis has always been supported by Clarins.

TrueDisheartened by the suffering his wife endured due to rheumatoid polyarthritis, Clarins Founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins established the Association for Polyarthritis Research in 1989. In 2006, the Courtin-Clarins family donated 4 million euros to transform the original organization into Fondation Arthritis — a nonprofit. Clarins assumes all overhead and, as a result, 100% of donations are allocated to research.

Fondation Arthritis collaborates with similar foundations worldwide.

TrueWorking with other foundations around the world makes it possible to share research opportunities and to finance a strategic vision. Fondation Arthritis France works with Arthritis Research UK, Rheumafonds Netherlands, Arthritis Foundation US, Arthritis Society Canada and Arthritis Australia. The CEO of Arthritis Research UK has been on the Board of Directors of Fondation Arthritis France since 2015.