Will all ingredients in product formulas be traceable on Clarins T.R.U.S.T.?
For now, Clarins T.R.U.S.T. platform only applies to plant-based ingredients — the basis of our responsible sourcing. Information about other ingredients in the formula such as preservatives, texture agents or sunscreens are listed out in detail for each product on the Clarins website.
Will all of the plants in Clarins’ Herbarium be traceable?
Our long term goal is for all of the plants in Clarins’ Herbarium to be traceable via Clarins T.R.U.S.T. platform.
Why do some plants have two different origins?
To protect our harvests from possible inclement weather, we try to prioritise at least two sources for each plant in our Herbarium. Each of our producers follows strict guidelines established by our experts to guarantee identical quality for all harvested plants, regardless of provenance.
Why doesn’t Clarins source plants only in France?
At Clarins, we prioritise sourcing in France whenever we can. Sometimes, however, only plants from further afield have the specific properties our phyto-chemists are looking for. Sourcing certain ingredients from countries with a low Human Development Index allows us to support several Fair Trade Programs worldwide, such as in Madagascar and Burkina Faso just to name a few. This helps us to encourage local populations to develop their savoir-faire and local economy while respecting local resources.