By Natalie Chui
Jacques Courtin-Clarins was adamant on using plant extracts in all his products and resisted a cosmetics industry trend in the 1970s towards using chemical-based ingredients. His insistence changed the course of the industry and continues to be an essential part of the brand’s DNA. This One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is formulated with a zesty orange extract, giving you an effective, exfoliating cleanse in a matter of seconds. The orange extract works to soften, illuminate and revive, leaving you feeling as refreshed as the ripe fruit itself, right before your morning caffeine fix.
One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract, £21
A barely-there base is essential in French beauty and a tinted moisturiser is perfect for achieving a natural finish. The Super Restorative Rose Radiance Day Cream is packed with fragrant hibiscus extracts and leaves a subtle shade of pink, giving you a healthy rosy glow. It is specifically designed to smooth out and replenish skin, leaving you feeling hydrated and nourished.
Super Restorative Rose Radiance Day Cream SPF 20, £74
The French approach to achieving the glow is about adding a touch of radiance to enhance your skin’s natural complexion. The Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face is an innovation from Clarins and suits a variety of skin tones, so there is no need to find the 'right' shade. Simply add a drop or more to your moisturiser and apply it gently all over the face and neck for a sublime sun-kissed glow.
Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Face, £20