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With a pH close to that of the skin (pH 6.3), this delicate, creamy foam cleanses and purifies. It preserves the skin’s balance and hydration, offering exceptional efficacy and comfort. Free from impurities and microparticles of pollution, the skin is soft and supple, its texture refined, and the complexion radiant and glowing.
The first step in the Imperial Ritual, the Rich Cleansing Foam is applied morning and evening before the Essence-in-Lotion.
In the palm of your hand, work up a small amount of gel into a lather with a little water. Apply to the entire face avoiding the eye contour area and massage in, making invigorating circular movements with the fleshy part of the fingers, then using the palms to sweep over the cheeks and forehead. Rinse with clear water.
The women questioned reported that their skin was perfectly cleansed and purified, as well as soothed, radiant and firmer.
Visibility of pores: -17%*
Smoother skin: +24%*
*Satisfaction test, 32 women, 28 days
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®.
Guerlain Research runs three interrelated and complementary centres:
- The Experimental Garden — Geneva (Switzerland)
- The Basic Research Laboratory — Strasbourg (France)
- The Exploratory Nature Reserve — TianZi (Yunnan, China)
TRANSPARENCY AND TRACEABILITY
We reveal the provenance of our raw materials and unveil all the stages involved in creating our products, "from the flower field to you".
Consisting of an aqueous extract of orchid combined with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, this complex moisturises and boosts the natural hydration of the skin deep inside.
Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid is made up of tiny fragments that the skin perceives as a deterioration in its own hyaluronic acid. The skin responds by activating its own hyaluronic acid synthesis and boosting its self-hydration mechanism from the inside*.
For 15 years, Guerlain Research has been pushing back the frontiers of cellular longevity. Now it has identified a new mechanism that plays a key role in longevity: cellular respiration. More effective thanks to the discovery of the extraordinary powers of a duo of orchids, new Cell Respiration™ technology delivers superior efficacy inside the skin. It regulates cellular respiration and combats hypoxia* or oxygen deficiency, a phenomenon that increases with age. The cells can breathe again and maximise energy production which boosts cell regeneration*. All the visible signs of ageing are minimised: wrinkles and fine lines fade, the skin regains firmness, density and elasticity, the complexion is even and more radiant. The skin is infused with a breath of life.
* In vitro tests on ingredients