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MARKING A MILESTONE (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28) CLARINS Paris, France 61 ne of the true iconic YEARS! brands in the spa and beauty world, Clarins celebrates 61 years of innovation, leadership and industryleading vision. “Everything Clarins is today–its clear dynamic vision–started with one visionary man, Jacques Courtin-Clarins,” preneurial says Senior Director of Spa spirit,” she says. Development Milana Knowles. “Clarins remains Courtin-Clarins revolutionized faithful to its original traditional face and body treatments philosophy—listening to worldwide through the Clarins Method, women to truly understand their needs, known as The Clarins Touch. Today, The Clarins Touch is used by more than 3,000 and developing safe, natural and highly effective skin-care products. It is a beauty therapists in 50 luxurious Spas by Clarins around the world, as well as at in- company that has always believed in the importance of solving beauty problems store spas operated in major retailers. by tapping into the fusion of plants “With the opening of Clarins’ first and technology to enhance beauty and Beauty Institute in Paris, Courtin-Clarins well-being.” laid the foundations of modern Clarins opened its first Spa by Clarins aromatherapy and explored transformative effects of lymphatic drainage in both facial in 2001 which serves as the brand’s showroom for its products, customized and body treatments Knowles says. experiences and unique application While the brand grew to become a methods. “Known for the quality of its global powerhouse in skin care and treatments and its holistic approach to beauty, Clarins continues to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit that was first sparked well-being, the Spa by Clarins concept by its founder. “In a world of huge corpo- can now be found in 50 exotic locations worldwide, such as in Mauritius, the rations, the brand’s family ownership has Seychelles, St.Barths and Mexico. Each allowed it to retain its flexible and entre- O LONGEVITY TIP: “Respect lies at the heart of the Clarins ethic: respect for nature and people, respect for the customer, respect for life. As Chairman Christian Courtin-Clarins has said, ‘Clarins’ mission is to make life more beautiful for future generations.’ It is the connection with spas that has helped Clarins develop products to meet women’s beauty needs. [This aligns with the words] of our founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins: ‘My passion for women’s beauty has marked my life. This passion, shared with a whole team, is the secret to Clarins’ success.’” Clarins Senior Director of Spa Development Milana Knowles (left) shared how Clarins founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins (above) revolutionized face and body treatments through The Clarins Touch. one is a magical getaway,” she says. To mark its 60th anniversary last year, the company launched the new groundbreaking mind-and-body Energy Flow Ritual exclusively for Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Clarins also opened its new headquarters in Paris last year, in time of its anniversary. The new facility reflects the brand’s deep commitment to sustainability and the environment. “The seven-floor facility is a combination of cutting-edge technology and environmental awareness through the low consumption of heating and cooling systems, the rainwater collection for watering green spaces, and the automatic control of lighting. It also continues to serve as an inspiration to creating breakthrough beauty concepts and products,” she says. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 32) 30 PULSE n December 2015