Family-owned Clarins is one of the world's most celebrated skincare brands, and a leader at the prestige end of the market, especially in Europe. The core brand encompasses an extensive collection of face and body care, firming and anti-aging products as well as sun care and make-up. It was among first skincare products to specialise in natural, botanical and hypoallergenic ingredients, and the first company in France to stop animal testing in the 1980s. The Clarins brand is partnered by a small but important collection of fragrance brands including Thierry Mugler (best-known for its Angel and Alien brand families) and Azzaro - it owns both brands outright, including their fashion businesses - as well as licenses for Swarovski and Zadig & Voltaire. Since summer 2013 it has also handled North American distribution of the Puig fragrance portfolio. Founder Jacques Courtin was a trained masseur who began to develop his own range of plant-derived treatment oils in the early 1950s. He set up his "beauty institute" in Paris in 1954, and named it Clarins after a character he had once played in a school drama. He began selling his products in pharmacies in the 1960s and via department stores in the 1970s, changing his own name to Courtin-Clarins in 1978. His sons Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins are chairman and vice chairman respectively; their daughters, also board directors, run the Mugler fashion business and spa division. Jonathan Zrihen suceeded Philip Shearer as group CEO in 2015. Revenues were around €1.5bn in 2015, of which more than half came from skincare and over a third from fragrances. Adbrands does not currently offer a business profile for this company but subscribers may access account assignments and contact information. The searchable account assignments database is available to full subscribers to Adbrands.net premium services. Click here to access Adbrands account assignments (subscribers only); or see here for information on how to subscribe.
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