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Clarins’s extraordinary adventure began in Paris in 1954, when Jacques Courtin had a vision for modern cosmetics that would enhance the beauty and well-being of all women. 

He dreamed of a company that would listen to its customers and innovate constantly to reveal and share the power of plants. A company that would value social and environmental responsibility. Driven by these convictions, he founded Clarins, which became an exceptionally successful family business.

His sons, Christian and Olivier Courtin, inherited these values. Under their leadership, Clarins has grown, becoming a major player in the global beauty market. The company is present in more than 150 countries with its brands Clarins and My Blend as well as its Spa business. It is the number one high-end beauty company in Europe. Though 90% of its products are exported, Clarins continues to formulate and manufacture them at Clarins Laboratories in France. For the past several years, their daughters have also worked by their sides.


Underpinned by the talents of its 8,500 employees, Clarins continues to pursue a long-term vision focused on the assets that have led to its success: strong customer relations, continuous innovation, and a commitment to responsible beauty. These same values will continue to nurture its pioneering spirit.