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FounderJacques Courtin-Clarins
Area served
Key people
Jonathan Zrihen, CEO
ProductsMakeup, skincare, perfumes
OwnerCourtin-Clarins Family
Number of employees

Clarins is a family-run French multinational cosmetics company, which was founded in Paris in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins.[1] In addition to manufacturing and selling skincare and makeup products, the company is also a major player in the spa and well-being sector.

Clarins operates in over 150 countries [2] with the Clarins and My Blend brands, and is a major luxury skincare brand in Europe.[3] Although more than 95% of its products are exported worldwide, they are formulated and designed in Clarins Laboratories in France.


Clarins cosmetic counter at New Zealand department store Farmers

Significant milestones in the history of Clarins:

1954: Jacques Courtin-Clarins opens his first Beauty Institute on Rue Tronchet in Paris.[4]

1968: Clarins creates its Client Card,[5] which is included in the packaging of Clarins skincare products. 1974: Christian Courtin-Clarins joins the company as Director of Exports.[6]

1984: Clarins is listed on the secondary market of the Paris Stock Exchange, which is a real development opportunity for the company.[7]

1991: Clarins launches its first makeup collection as well as a line of products with an anti-pollution complex.[8] 1994: Olivier Courtin-Clarins joins Clarins as a board member after a successful medical career.[9]

2002: Clarins launches the ClarinsMen range for men.[10]

2008: Clarins is delisted from the Paris stock exchange.[7]

2010: Virginie, Claire, Prisca and Jenna Courtin-Clarins become members of the Supervisory Board.[11]

2011: After having held the position of Chairman of the Board since 2000, Christian Courtin-Clarins is named President of the Supervisory Board. 2015: After more than 25 years of experience working for Clarins, Jonathan Zrihen is appointed President & CEO.[12]

2017: After her role as Head of Development and New Concepts, Jenna Courtin-Clarins becomes an ambassador for the brand. 2018: After her time as Managing Director at Mugler Mode, Virginie Courtin-Clarins is appointed Deputy CEO.[13]

2018: After working as Clarins' Director of Spas, Retail & My Blend, Prisca Courtin-Clarins becomes a member of the Supervisory Board as a representative of Famille C, the holding company of the Courtin-Clarins family.[14]

2018: Clarins researches and produces its first ingredients at Domaine Clarins,[15] an outdoor laboratory in the heart of a protected area in the Alps.

2019: Clarins expands its reach to new areas with My Clarins,[16] a cosmetics range for 18 to 29-year-old women.

2020: Clarins hands over Mugler & Azzaro to L'Oréal to refocus on beauty, its core business, with Clarins and My Blend.

2020: Clarins opens its R&D center in Shanghai, China.

Board of directors[edit]

Clarins is headed by Jonathan Zrihen, President & CEO, Olivier Courtin-Clarins, Managing Director, and Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Deputy Executive Director. Christian Courtin-Clarins is the President of the Supervisory Board.

The Courtin Arthritis Foundation[edit]

Founded by Jaques Courtin Clarins in 1989, this association made it possible to further the research efforts for polyarthritis and chronic inflammatory rheumatism. Also, the foundation is responsible for many of the major advances in rheumatoid arthritis research.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "Soldes : Notre sélection shopping beauté pendant les journées privilèges Clarins". Marie Claire (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  3. ^ *NPD Beauty Trends®, marché sélectif du Soin marques prestige, ventes en valeur, sur la période cumulée de Janvier à Décembre 2020, total 3 pays (France, Italie, UK).
  4. ^ Figaro, Madame (2016-11-08). "Clarins, pour l'amour des femmes". Madame Figaro. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  5. ^ Figaro, Madame (2020-10-15). "Du consommateur responsable à l'hyperactiviste, comment les codes de la cosmétique ont changé". Madame Figaro. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  6. ^ "Clarins : les coulisses d'une succession bien huilée". (in French). 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  7. ^ a b Bouquet, Vincent (2015-03-23). "Pourquoi le groupe Clarins est sorti de la Bourse". Les Echos Executives (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  8. ^ "Pourquoi on ne peut plus se passer d'une protection anti-pollution Clarins en 2019 ?". Vogue Paris (in French). 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  9. ^ "Olivier Courtin-Clarins et sa nouvelle approche de la cosmétique". L'Orient-Le Jour. 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  10. ^ "Clarins". (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
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  12. ^ "Clarins CEO Jonathan Zrihen reveals the formula to success". The CEO Magazine. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  13. ^ "Clarins s'engage pour les hommes et la planète". Vogue Paris (in French). 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  14. ^ FR, FashionNetwork com. "Circle Sportswear lève un million d'euros". (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  15. ^ "Visite guidée au cœur du domaine Clarins". Vogue Paris (in French). 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  16. ^ beauté, par Marie-Noëlle Vekemans Marie-Noëlle Vekemans Journaliste (2019-02-13). "My Clarins : de nouveaux soins vegan pour les peaux jeunes". (in French). Retrieved 2021-08-25.

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