At 4,500 ft altitude, the unique microclimate, shielded by mountains, the brand says the area provides optimal growing conditions for many plants. Clarins owes its success to the plants that produce the company’s precious effective ingredients and products.
“Above all, it’s the quality of the raw materials that make quality products,” says Christian Courtin-Clarins, president of the supervisory board, Groupe Clarins.
Directly connected to the Clarins laboratory outside of Paris, Le Domaine Clarins is a vast study field and an immense source of quality raw materials. A part of Le Domaine Clarins, The Collection Garden, is dedicated to new plant experimentation in this harsh but pure mountain environment. Here, expert phyto-chemists from Clarins Laboratories and Jean-Pierre Nicolas, the Group’s ethno-botanist, experiment and analyze plant specimens to extract their quintessence in order to find new beauty properties to enrich Clarins products.
As of now, formulas which will benefit from plant-based ingredients grown in Le Domaine Clarins include: organic Alpenrose extract found in some My Clarins products, organic Houseleek extract found in ClarinsMen products, the organic Horehound extract found in Clarins Anti-pollution complex, and Clarins cleansers.