After more than 15 years of research, the Orchidarium and Guerlain Research reveal Orchidée Impériale Black The Eye and Lip Contour Cream.

This global age-defying skincare range encapsulates the extraordinary properties of the Black Orchid*. Originally from Peru, this rare orchid increases its longevity by adapting to its environment. Like a talisman in the combat against time, the Black Orchid has given rise to the Blackimmune™ technology.

The Cream comes in a porcelain jar hand-crafted by Maison Bernardaud. Founded in Limoges in 1863, this prestigious family-owned company is the epitome of fine French porcelain. The Cream jar is now available in a refillable version, the ultimate expression of sustainable luxury.
*Grown in France


Orchidée Impériale fragrance: a floral scent with hints of orchid
that blend with notes of rose, white musk and precious cedar wood.

Expert formulas

Black Immune™ technology has been specially formulated to help strengthen the vulnerable eye and lip contour areas. Protected, the skin can be focus on their regeneration to help combat the visible signs of ageing. The eye and lip contour areas appear smoother, more defined and look decongested.
Extract of Spilanthes targets specific areas prone to microcontractions, with an instant smoothing effect on expression lines.
Composed by shimmer particles of 24 karat gold, the cream diffuse luminosity that perfects the skin, illuminates the eyes and intensifies the gaze.
Rich and fine in texture, the Eye and Lip Contour Cream is a masterpiece of sensory effects that seems to wrap the skin in a luxurious protective cocoon. This elegant formula, developed specifically for the eye and lip contour areas, contains a combination of sensorially pleasing ingredients to help fight against the visible signs of ageing skin.


100% of the women who tried this product* reported total satisfaction:
The skin looks smoother
The skin seems denser
The skin seems tauter
The skin looks more beautiful

After 1 month of use, 98% of women who tried it found that*:
The skin looks more radiant
The visible signs of fatigue are less pronounced
Wrinkles and fine lines in the eye contour area look minimized
The upper eyelids appears enhanced
The lip contours seem more sharply defined

A focus group was held on the applicator and the exclusive gestures associated with this product:
100% of the women were satisfied with the applicator as well as associated gestures*

*A satisfaction survey of 61 Chinese women


The Orchid, a rare and precious raw ingredient, is the very essence of the exceptional complete care range Orchidée Impériale. A genuine longevity prodigy, the orchid is the most developed species in the plant kingdom. Convinced of its exceptional potential, Guerlain set up its first research centre ever to be devoted to an ingredient: the Orchidarium®. The aim of this international research centre dedicated to the Orchid and skin longevity is to uncover, understand, study and explore the potential of orchids and their biological and cosmetic properties, in order to support skin longevity research.
Originally from Peru, the Black Orchid is a wild, ebony-colored flowering plant. One of its particularities is that it blooms for only three weeks a year compared to two to three months for other varieties. Another is that it has flowers with both male and female parts and function on the same stem.
This characteristic is a major asset, accounting for the plant's sensitivity to the environment and ability to adapt metabolically to it. In reaction to external stressors (e.g. too much sun or too little light), it produces more male flowers, which is conducive to the fertilization of female flowers and subsequently the production of a larger number of fruits. This “smart” plant economizes energy and thereby increases longevity, like a talisman defying the passage of time.
*Grown in France

Directions for use

Take a dab of cream with the small-tipped end of the applicator. Then, using its rounded part, apply to the undereye and lip contour areas.

The eye contour area
I. Smooth:
Trace a "figure eight". To make the first loop, start applying at the inner corner of the eye, continue under the brow to the temple, then return – under the eye – to the starting point. Repeat for the other eye to complete the "figure eight".
II. To help smooth the eye contour area:
Using the rounded end of the applicator, slowly and gradually apply firm pressure to each of the "acu-pressure points" (see below) for 5 seconds, then release pressure for another 5 seconds.

To relax the entire eye contour area:
1. Apply pressure midway between the eyebrows.

To tone the skin:
2. Inner corner of the eye
3. Sweep from the "head" to the "tail" of the eyebrow.
4. "Tail" of the eyebrow
5. Temples
6. Proceed from the "tail" of the brow to the inner corner of the eye, patting gently under the eye. Repeat for the other eye.

Lip contour
III. Smooth:
Press firmly and smooth, sweeping along the natural lip contour line, first in one direction, then the other. Perform a similar maneuver, but replace the sweeping motion with gentle patting to plump up the lips.
IV. To gently stimulate the skin:
Apply pressure to a point between the Cupid's bow and the nose.