Responsible sourcing Our Commitments

Strengthening our commitment to responsible sourcing

Clarins looks to nature to create
our plant-based formulas,
and we recognize its gifts…
as well as its fragility.

At a time when many of our planet’s ecosystems are under threat, we are more committed than ever to following sustainable agriculture practices that protect people and the planet.

The sourcing of our ingredients is at the heart of this responsible approach.

Ingredients
Domaine Clarins

Exceptional raw materials, sustainably sourced from organic* agriculture.

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

Découvrez le Domaine Clarins en images

Take a 360° virtual tour of Domaine Clarins

An immersive journey where you can see permaculture in action

Enter Domaine Clarins

PLANTS ARE CULTIVATED ACCORDING TO THE SEASONS, JUST AS NATURE INTENDED

Alpine rose

At Domaine Clarins, our plants are grown at a high altitude, where the soil is pollution-free, and organic* sustainable farming methods are practiced.

We use traditional techniques—including horse-drawn plows—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-jar 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 the distance. Explore this majestic site with our virtual tour, where the future of beauty is being written.

Domaine Clarins

Domaine Clarins by the numbers

Organic

100%

organic* production

ORE

2021

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

Extracts

6

organic* extracts

are already being used in Clarins formulas

Plants

30+

plant species

have been collected and analyzed 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 Organic* Leaf of Life in Madagascar

The Clarins Mission: to guarantee a 100% sustainable supply chain by 2025.

In 2021, Clarins took another step forward by introducing a rigorous sourcing policy that covers all of our raw materials.

Ingredient
Domaine Clarins
Our 3-prong approach

Plants

Beauty from nature

For more than 65 years, Clarins has been inspired by the beauty of nature. Today, 80% of the active ingredients used in our formulas come from a private Herbarium of more than 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 defined criteria that any new species joining our catalogue must meet, with particular attention to sustainable agricultural practices.

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Natural derivatives
Our 3-prong approach

Naturally derived plant ingredients

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 including 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 their 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.

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Synthetic ingredients
Our 3-prong approach

Synthetic ingredients

Nature first

At Clarins, more than 81% of the active ingredients used in our formulas are of natural origin.

The remaining 19% is made up of biodegradable synthetic ingredients, which are only used when they are essential to the safety, effectiveness or sensoriality of the products. We are always looking for natural alternatives.

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Beauty for a better world
Ingredient Ingredient Ingredient

Making the world a better place

Our objectives today will be our achievements tomorrow, as we find solutions for more ethical and sustainable sourcing.

2021 results

Houseleek

54%

of the plants used in Clarins products are organically grown.*

Fair trade

20

Fair Trade supply chains

Palm oil

99%

of our palm oil is sustainable and RSPO certified

Domaine Clarins

6

organic* plant extracts are grown at Domaine Clarins

And tomorrow … to do even better!

2025 objectives

Sustainable sourcing

100%

sustainable sourcing

Organic agriculture

80%

of our Herbarium to be organically grown

Domaine Clarins

25%

of our plants to 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

$28.00

★★★★★
Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Hydrating Gentle Foaming Cleanser

$28.00

★★★★★
Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser

$28.00

★★★★★
Cleansing Micellar Water

Cleansing Micellar Water

$30.00

★★★★★