A New Take on Men's Skincare

Clarins was established in 1954 as a women’s skincare company, but expanded into men’s skincare, fragrance, and makeup.  Their product line is large and showcases an ingredient list of 118 fruits, flowers, and other plants; but they’re working to keep their carbon footprint small.  Clarins is achieving this by combining a focus on responsible plant use with a multi-faceted approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Smooth Shave Gel

Anti-Fatigue Eye Serum

The Great

  • Maintains a “continuous progress strategy” to anticipate and reduce environmental impact.
  • Clarins products are plant-based with a focus on biodiversity.
  • Many ingredients are organic and locally grown.
  • All active ingredients and their origins/uses are visible on the Clarins website.
  • Clarins has planted more than half a million trees.

The Good

  • 63% of packaging materials are recyclable
  • They’re a founding member of the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle.
  • Clarins uses air transport for only 2% of shipping (other transport is via road or sea which has lower emissions).
  • Three free product samples come with every order.
  • Through FEED, Clarins has provided more than 33 million school meals – 1 online order = 5 meals.
  • Offers FACIL’iti, a service that adjusts web pages for people with disabilities, including color blindness and dyslexia.
  • Established the ClarinsMen Environment Award.
  • Established the Clarins Most Dynamic Woman Award.

The Meh

  • The Revitalizing Gel is an unusual consistency, some prefer the consistency of a more typical face cream.
  • Online orders are shipped with each product individually packaged, excess packaging could be eliminated.

Earth Shot

OneDey is dedicated to helping you select truly eco-friendly products. As illustrated, each globe color on the page represents an aspect of sustainability, and the percentage completion of the globe represents the company’s achievement in this area. To learn about how we evaluate each company, visit our Process Page.