Beauty FAQ
How to achieve a healthy-looking glow?

How to get
glowing skin?

Depending on the season, your skin is exposed to harsh environmental influences like sun, cold, wind, pollution, heating, air-conditioning, or sudden temperature swings—aggressors that can leave it looking dry, dull and weathered…old before its time. Clarins has the cleansers, toners, and anti-aging moisturizers to help skin adjust to seasonal changes, plus skincare tips and techniques for maintaining a youthful-looking glow at any age, all year long.

01 Why are face cleansers so important?

Why are face cleansers so important?

For glowing skin, thorough makeup removal is a must

Cleanse skin twice a day, every day, to free pores of trapped make-up and impurities; reveal a soft, smooth, radiant complexion; and prep your skin for the treatments to follow.

Even if you don’t wear makeup, facial cleansing is the essential first step in any skincare routine—removing excess sebum, pollutants, and dead cells to reveal clear, luminous skin.

Clarins has a gentle face wash for every type of skin—from combination, oily or normal…to dry, extremely dry or sensitive. Explore our range of plant-infused cleansers—in textures for every cleansing preference: cream, mousse, lotion, milk, oil and micellar water.

Pressed for time? Our refreshing Cleansing Micellar Water—with purifying Alpine herbs and microscopic cleansing spheres—removes makeup, pollutants, and grime in one quick step. No need to rinse. Clarins’ Microbiote Complex of nourishing, marine-based prebiome—including sea water, Chlorella, and Kelp extracts—restores skin to clean, comfortable, healthy-looking condition.

TO USE: Morning and evening, soak a cotton pad with the lotion, and gently press and smooth over face, eyes, lips contours, and neck; never stretch or pull.

Whether your goal is easy makeup removal—including heavy or waterproof—gentle exfoliation, or dealing with breakouts, start and end your day with a customized Clarins cleansing routine and face the world looking radiant and refreshed.

02 What is the best face wash for dry skin?

What is the best face wash for dry skin?

Skin that’s on the dry side requires extra-mild cleansing.

Clarins’ creamy Velvet Cleansing Milk —with purifying Alpine herbs—gently dissolves light makeup and impurities, while preserving the skin’s natural microbiota, leaving it soft, clean and incredibly comfortable.

Our Gentle Complex of Organic Golden Gentian and Organic Lemon Balm extracts—sustainably-farmed at La Domaine Clarins, our open-air laboratory and farm in the French Alps—instantly soothes for an exceptionally gentle cleansing experience. Moringa extract from India helps detoxify, by eliminating pollutants. Two natural humectants boost the skin’s natural hydration. This luxurious formula refreshes the senses with aromatic notes of Violet, Rose, White Musk and Sandalwood.

03 What is the best way to apply Clarins cleansers?

What is the best way to apply Clarins cleansers?

Use the Clarins professional Anti-Pollution Cleansing Method to lift away makeup and impurities.


Bring Velvet Cleansing Milk to body temperature by warming it between your hands, so that your skin accepts it instantly.


Use the natural weight of yours hands to distribute the formula evenly over your face and neck.


Quickly press and lift fingers across your skin. The lotion will thicken slightly to help suction-off makeup and impurities without causing irritations.


Rinse, or wipe with a tissue and follow with the Clarins face toner for your skin type.

04 What are the best face toners to use after cleansing?

What are the best face toners to use after cleansing?

The ultimate glow-getters, Clarins Toning Lotions remove every last trace of cleanser for an exceptional clean-skin feel.

These plant-based, colorant- and alcohol-free face toners hydrate, soften, and balance the skin’s natural microbiota—the healthy level of bacteria in skin—to leave it hydrated, comfortable and refreshed. Choose the toner for your skin type: Hydrating Toning Lotion for Normal or Dry Skin gently tones, softens and smooths with Aloe Vera and Organic Fig extracts; Purifying Toning Lotion for Combination or Oily Skin de-shines and refines with Witch Hazel and Organic Meadowsweet extracts; Soothing Toning Lotion for All Skin Types instantly comforts with Purple Coneflower and Organic Chamomile extracts. Each is perfect for a refreshing morning pick-me-up, or a moment of well-being at night.

TO USE: After cleansing, soak two cotton pads with face toner and gently wipe over face and neck. Allow formula to dry naturally; do not rinse. Skin is now prepped for your Clarins face serum and anti-aging face cream.

05 How to quench thirsty skin?

How to quench thirsty skin?

Like plant life, skin needs to be nourished and intensely hydrated to thrive, and requires varying amounts of moisture depending on a person’s age and the season.

Moisturize morning and night with the Hydra Essentiel formula for your skin type. These moisture-packed formulas help shield skin from the elements with Organic Leaf of Life—a super-quenching plant extract that boosts the skin’s natural hydration for hours of multi-level protection. Discover Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream for Normal to Dry Skin, Hydra-Essentiel Rich Cream for Very Dry Skin, and Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel for Normal to Combination Skin to look radiant and revived in any climate.

06 What does Organic Leaf of Life extract do?

What does Organic Leaf of Life extract do?

Hydra-Essentiel formulas are enriched with Organic Leaf of Life from Madagascar—a powerful activator of the skin’s natural hydration. Clarins scientists extract potent moisturizing actives from its leaves, which are known to promote the synthesis of hyaluronic acid—an ingredient that attracts moisture to the skin, and seals it in for hours of continuous hydration. Day after day, this moisture powerhouse keeps all layers of the skin hydrated, nourished, comfortable and radiant—for silky-smooth, beautiful skin every day, and at every age.

07 How to achieve a flawless complexion in your 20s?

How to achieve a flawless complexion in your 20s?

Achieving a rosy glow means getting into some healthy habits at an early age by using the best skincare products, eating whole foods, fruits, and vegetables, and getting plenty of exercise

Clarins is by your side with our My Clarins skincare range
—the perfect balance of plant and fruit extracts for healthy-looking skin in your 20s. This nutrient-packed vegan skincare—infused with energizing fruit extracts and detoxifying flower waters—will keep your skin looking radiant, nourished, and feeling healthy. Our exclusive plant complex puts nutrients into the skin and flushes out toxins and pollutants to target dryness, dullness, clogged pores, blackheads, or shine…while keeping your skin clean and refreshed 24/7. Start using them soon, for flawless skin the morning after!

08 Does Clarins have a skincare range for every age?

Does Clarins have a skincare range for every age?

After age 30, most skin starts to see early lines and first wrinkles. That’s when it’s time for Multi-Active Day and Night Creams.

This radiance-making skincare collection is powered by encapsulated Wild Teasel extract to fight fine lines and the effects of daytime stress, so skin glows.

In your 40s, as skin begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, you may start to see wrinkles, slackening, frown lines, crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles.

Reach for Clarins’ Extra-Firming Day and Night Creams. These anti-aging, energizing, and glow-boosting formulas contain line-fighting Kangaroo Flower extract to visibly firm, lift and ward off wrinkles with age-defying results.

By the time you’re in your 50s, age-related hormonal changes are starting to make their mark on your skin.

Clarins Super Restorative Day and Night Creams are here to help. Powered by replenishing Harungana extract, this nourishing skincare collection contains age-fighting plant extracts that defy loss of elasticity and density to renew radiance and promote a youthful-looking complexion.

In your 60s, skin’s micro-nutrient network—the system that delivers nutrients to maintain its youthfulness—begins to slow, leaving skin fragile and undernourished.

The result: dullness, deep wrinkles, dark spots, and dry, fragile, sometimes sallow skin. Clarins’ Nutri-Lumière skincare collection—with nutrient-rich extracts from the Horse Chestnut tree + super-quenching Organic Leaf of Life extract—deeply nourishes to restore skin’s natural resilience, vitality, and luminosity, leaving it smooth, nourished and youthful-looking.

09 How to get a customized Clarins skincare routine?

How to get a customized Clarins skincare routine?

All women are different. Their skincare needs are too

Clarins has tailor-made beauty routines for every age and skin type. Our targeted anti-aging moisturizers and serums have been formulated to deeply hydrate, soothe, and visibly firm—addressing your skin’s special concerns as they change.

We’re here to help you choose the Clarins expert serum, and day and night creams that are perfectly suited to your skin’s unique needs.

Just answer a few questions on our Beauty Consultation and you’re on your way to finding your perfect routine. Then visit the Clarins Beauty School for skincare tips and tutorials that will guide you through your daily beauty journey.

10 How to create a pampering at-home spa?

How to create a pampering at-home spa?

Turn your bathroom into a refreshing spa retreat with Clarins’ aromatic beauty essentials for the face.

Exfoliate once or twice a week to slough off the rough stuff. Cleansed and refreshed, your pores are prepped for the hydrating, wrinkle-fighting, and replenishing actions of the Clarins skincare to follow.

For moments of pure indulgence, nothing pampers the complexion quite like our luxurious, spa-inspired Plant Gold Nutri-Revitalizing Oil-Emulsion—a 2-in-1 oil-emulsion face moisturizer. Housed in a dual-chamber bottle, it blends the perfect amount of our iconic Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil with a melting lotion to provide skin with comfort, vitality and radiance.

After a long day, take 10 minutes to pamper your skin with one of Clarins’ best face masks. Refreshing and intensely hydrating, SOS Hydra Refreshing Hydration Mask—with Organic Leaf of Life extract—super-quenches thirsty skin to visibly smooth fine lines, soothe irritations and boost radiance. The ideal choice for skin that is dull, tight and dehydrated.

When daily tension takes its toll, count on our Extra-Firming Face Mask to make things all better. This relaxing anti-aging treatment—with Organic Green Banana and Lemon Thyme extracts—visibly reduces stress lines and wrinkles for younger-looking skin in just 10 minutes.

Apply all of your products with exclusive Clarins Application Methods that will make the most of their effectiveness. Master the methods at the Clarins Beauty School.

11 How to make every day feel special?

How to make every day feel special?

Live beautifully. Have fun, laugh, be compassionate, make responsible choices, and eat a balanced diet—all secrets to achieving peace of mind, a healthy body, and a luminous complexion.

Clarins’ priority is your beauty and well-being—which is why we have created the most efficacious, plant-infused skincare and makeup for every stage of your life. The Clarins Experts have always known that when a woman is authentic, spontaneous, and comfortable in her skin—radiance, independence, happiness, and empowerment come naturally.

So always look on the bright side, keep your spirits up, binge on happy moments, and indulge in life’s little pleasures—like a touch of blush to add a rosy glow to your cheekbones. Or go for a run, ride a scooter, or rollerblade to pep up your complexion with a healthy-looking flush. Feel protected knowing that our face moisturizers all contain Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex to help shield your skin from environmental aggressors that contribute to premature signs of aging.

Today’s the day to choose a physical activity you love—and take full advantage of the health benefits that go along with being active. Enjoy a zest for life, and your complexion will reward you with radiance!

12 What's the recipe for a great complexion?

What's the recipe for a great complexion?

The condition of your skin is a reflection of what you eat, so start your day off right with a balanced breakfast that includes a variety of healthy foods. Whenever possible, make time to go to the farmer's market and pick out colorful fresh fruits and vegetables that are packed with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your skin craves. Get into the habit of making simple, healthy, gorgeous recipes from organic foods. Start cooking and get glowing!

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