NOTE: CLARINS IS NO LONGER CONSIDERED CRUELTY-FREE. AT THE TIME THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN THEY WERE CONSIDERED CRUELTY-FREE. SINCE THAT TIME IT HAS COME OUT THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER CONSIDERED CRUELTY-FREE AS THEY SELL IN CHINA WHICH REQUIRES ANIMAL TESTING. WE ARE LEAVING THIS POST UP, WITH THIS NOTE, SO THAT OTHERS SEARCHING FOR THIS INFORMATION CAN FIND IT. UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Luxurious, but gentle, Clarins Gentle Night Cream for Sensitive Skin is made from all natural ingredients such as white linen, christophine and hazelnut oil. Key ingredients include: brown linseed, licorice and noctoferrine. These key ingredients soothe and comfort the skin, allowing it to breathe and awake refreshed.
Made in France, Clarins Gentle Night Cream features easy application via a convenient pump and a generous 1.7 oz. container. The container is designed to keep the product fresh and sanitary. All that is needed is a drop or two in the evening. You should apply the cream over a cleaned, toned face and press lightly. After a few weeks to a month, you will notice more moisture in your skin and you won’t experience any irritation.
Priced at $69.00, Clarins night cream is one of the company’s top sellers in the brands sensitive skin care line. Clarins Sensitive Skin Line also includes Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate and Gentle Day Cream. Clarins Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate is made from a blend of cruelty-free ingredients such as lavender, marjoram, licorice, mint, soy, and avocado and the Gentle Day Cream is made from white linen, christophine and extract of repairing Green Algae—a derivative of balancing Vitamin B5. Clarins Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate and Day Cream are both priced at $59.00.
Purchasing Clarins Products
Clarins products can be purchased online through the official Clarins website at www.clarins.com, or at a number of Clarins cosmetics counters around the world. Just a few of the fine department stores currently carrying the Clarins brand include: Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. Clarins can also be purchased at Sephora and a number of freestanding Clarins stores around the world. To search for a Clarins counter or freestanding store in your area, visit the official website to search for stores by city and state.
The following is a complete list of Clarins Gentle Night Cream ingredients:
Water (Aqua) – Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glyceryl Myristate, Octyldodecanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycerin, Panthenol, Ethylparaben, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDT, -Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Lecithin, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Biotin, Sechium Edule Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Cinnamyl Alcohol.
Clarins has been producing cosmetics and skincare products since 1954. The Clarins Group prides itself on consumer safety, and the protection of the environment and animals, so in 1994, the French company decided to stop using ingredients of animal origin in its formulas. This move cemented Clarins place in history as the first cosmetics company to end the use of ingredients derived from animals. Earlier on, in 1987, Clarins also became the first cosmetics company to stop all product testing on animals and in 1991, it stopped using cellular extracts of animal origin.
Instead of using animal ingredients, Clarins uses plants – the key component of the Clarins brand. The use of plants has benefited the animal species as well as the environment. Clarins environmentally conscious actions don’t stop at animals. The brands production sites are strictly managed. The company reports 100% maximized use of waste, and they plan to use renewable energy sources to supply its logistical platform in Amiens, Paris beginning this year (2009).