The densifying and perfecting Serum The power of orchids* *In vitro tests on ingredients
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Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The Longevity Concentrate targets the areas where youthful volume has been lost, for redensified, flawless skin. The duo of orchids at the heart of the highly concentrated Cell Respiration™ technology regulates the level of oxygen in the skin cells. The cells can breathe again and maximise energy production which boosts cell regeneration* for a visible reduction in the signs of ageing.
This technology is combined with the redensifying action of a natural origin ingredient**: Tigernut extract, which strengthens the structure and cohesion of the fibres supporting the skin*.
The youthful volume appears to be recreated, the contours of the face more defined, wrinkles are filled out and pores refined with each application. The skin perfecting effect is down to the action of a rose hip extract that minimises the slackening of the pores and makes them less visible**. The skin is unified and radiant. The Longevity Concentrate bottle is designed to be easily recycled***.
*In vitro and/or in vivo tests on ingredients **In accordance with ISO 16128 Parts 1 and 2 ***Subject to local recycling practices
Orchidée Impériale fragrance: a floral scent with hints of orchid that blend with notes of rose, white musk and precious cedar wood.
Apply the Longevity Concentrate morning and evening after the Essence-in-Lotion and before the Orchidée Impériale Cream.
The massage technique devised by experts from the Guerlain Institute optimises the redensifying action of this serum: 1. Working outwards from the centre, apply to face and neck with circular movements. 2. Pinch the skin and give the wrists a quarter turn, repeating over the entire face. 3. Place your hands in a V shape on the lower part of the face and, moving upwards, apply pressure with a wave-like motion. 4. Tap with fingertips all over the face.
Skin density +35%* Skin firmness +36%* Facial contour definition +19%* Facial volume +30%* Visibility of pores: -19%* Complexion radiance: +34%*
After a week, the skin is more beautiful and appears younger.**
*Clinical test by a dermatologist on 32 women, results after twice-daily application for one month **Satisfaction test on 32 women, results after twice-daily application for one week
15 years of research on skin longevity
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 outstanding potential, Guerlain has set up its first ever research centre ever to be devoted to a single ingredient: the Orchidarium®.
The mission of this International Research Center devoted to the orchid and skin longevity is to discover, understand, study and explore the potential of orchids and their biological and cosmetic properties to benefit its research on skin longevity. Guerlain Research runs three interrelated and complementary centres: The Experimental Garden — Geneva (Switzerland) A greenhouse where a collection of Guerlain orchids is housed in order to study and identify the most remarkable species. The Basic Research Laboratory — Strasbourg (France) The first basic research unit dedicated to the study of orchids and the identification and analysis of longevity molecules. The Exploratory Nature Reserve — TianZi (Yunnan, China) A nature reserve - a pillar of biodiversity and conservation - where wild orchids are protected and reintroduced into their natural environment.
The Longevity Concentrate is enriched with two natural origin ingredients* that offer skin density and perfecting benefits: - Tigernut extract for a redensifying effect**.
Tigernut sedge is a herbaceous plant belonging to the same botanical family as papyrus. Native to the Mediterranean basin, it grows close to water. The small tubers are used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for its numerous properties.
Rosa multiflora fruit extract acts on the pores***. Rosa multiflora is one of the best-known wild rose species in Asia, particularly in Japan. The hips are red to purple when ripe and contain a number of active molecules, in particular flavonoids.
*In accordance with ISO 16128 Part 1 and 2 **In vitro test on ingredient ***In vitro and in vivo tests on ingredient
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For 15 years, Guerlain Research has been pushing back the frontiers of cellular longevity. Now it has identified a 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, 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*. 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 new breath of life. * In vitro tests on ingredients.
The Longevity Concentrate is enriched with two natural origin ingredients* that offer skin density and perfecting benefits: Tigernut extract for a redensifying effect and Rosa multiflora hip extract which acts on the pores.