Cover Clarins Precious was created to help preserve youthful skin while protecting against environmental factors, for a radiant and younger-looking complexion (Photo: Courtesy of Clarins)

A new botanical ritual that combines the science of skincare with the power of nature

Nobody knows your skin’s needs like you do—but Clarins’s scientists come pretty close. The brand’s latest line of products features a list of rare ingredients and a tech-forward approach to skincare. By capturing the essence of the one-of-a-kind “moonlight flower”, a plant that blooms just once a year, new skincare line Clarins Precious was created to help preserve youthful skin while protecting against environmental factors, for a radiant and younger-looking complexion.

The key ingredient, “moonlight flower”, or Selenicereus grandiflorus, was originally found in the forests of Central America, and is now also grown in Brittany, France under the scrutiny of a team of botanists. The cactus plant blossoms on one night every year, for just long enough for the flowers to be harvested via a cryoextraction process at 196 degrees below freezing. This low temperature makes it possible to preserve components in the plant that stimulate a protein naturally present in our skin cells. Once “awoken”, this protein controls and activates the skin’s defence mechanisms and improves its appearance.

This discovery has given way to a comprehensive skincare collection; Precious La Lotion and Precious La Crème were conceptualised simultaneously, to provide the most complete skincare routine in the fewest steps. La Lotion hydrates and prepares the skin while La Crème uses organic ingredients designed to tighten and nourish.

Finally, the L’Outil massage tool ensures the products are put to work as efficiently as possible. The gold applicator tool created by the Clarins Institute was inspired by the gentle touch of a facialist. It is made up of a supple white “fingertip” that stimulates targeted pressure points—said to offer oxygenating benefits for the skin—and a gua sha-like “crescent moon” which delivers a relaxing and tightening effect.

Combining beauty and luxury within sustainably made golden-hued packaging, Clarins Precious makes your skincare ritual one to look forward to. The delicate, buttery textures and specially formulated fragrances inspired by the blooming flower’s vanilla scent come together to transform your routine into a precious experience—just for you.

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