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   28 subsidiaries

   Products distributed

   in 141 countries







Clarins’ history starts in 1954 on rue Tronchet in Paris. In his beauty institute, Jacques Courtin-Clarins developed a massage oil with essential oils and slimming properties designed to increase the effectiveness of skin-firming massages. At the request of his customers, he decided to sell it. And that was the beginning of the relationship marked by trust and dialogue that continues to this day.

Supported by its founder’s motto – “Do more, do better and enjoy doing so” – the address in Paris has become an internationally renowned group, the world leader in cosmetics, skin care, make-up and fragrance, and a major fashion player.


The Clarins brand was ranked first for high-end face care products in most European countries* and body care products in Europe and Asia-Pacific**. Its anti-ageing expertise has been confirmed with its top 10 ranking in most European countries and Asia in this segment.The make-up activity is pursuing accelerated growth: in Russia, Clarins is positioned in the top 10 best-selling make-up brands. Angel and Alien by Mugler shine in the top 10 best-selling perfumes in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Spain***, while Azzaro pour Homme is one of the best-selling fragrances in Brazil.


In 2008, Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins initiated a takeover bid following which the Clarins group was delisted from the Paris Stock Exchange. Going against the grain set by the market, the Courtin-Clarins brothers decided to go with a long-term vision. The group’s spirit of independence and sustainability were reaffirmed.


True to the philosophy of its founder, the Clarins group has its own Research and Development laboratories. Here, in three years and leveraging the wealth and resources of plants, a new product is developed. The group produces its skin care products and perfumes exclusively in France, and exports 90% worldwide.


The Beauty Division includes the Clarins and My Blend brands, as well as the Spa business. All fragrance brands (Mugler, Azzaro Parfums) are grouped under the Clarins Fragrance Group entity. In certain areas, the group also manages the distribution of other brands.


In 2010, Virginie, Claire, Jenna and Prisca Courtin-Clarins, the daughters of Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins, joined the group’s Supervisory Board. They embody both renewal and continuity.


* 2017 data concerning high-end face care products. Sources: France, Great Britain, Italy & Spain (NPD).
** 2017 data concerning high-end body care products. Sources:  France, Great Britain, Italy & Spain (NPD), China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore & Thailand (Beauté Research).

*** Source: NPD BeautyTrends, total sales for 4 countries: France, Italy, Spain (peninsula) and United Kingdom, products sold in perfumeries, Prestige brands, high-end sales by value for 2017.