Guerlain’s Imperial Oil: the power of the orchid’s longevity blended with 20 precious botanical oils to help restore skin’s firmness.

This facial oil, silky and nourishing, fuses instantly with the skin and penetrates deep within. It contributes to the balance of lipid content*, strengthens the quality of the skin’s supporting fibres**, and brings comfort and nourishment without leaving it feeling oily. Both more toned and more elastic, it is visibly firmer and younger-looking.

The tightening effect of the Imperial Oil can be enhanced by using the exclusive application method devised by the Guerlain Institute at 68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées. *A blend of 4 fatty acids including 2 that are not produced by the body.

**In vitro tests on ingredients


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

Expert formulas

Thanks to the diversity of its 20 precious oils, the Imperial Oil contributes to the balance of lipids into the skin* and boosts the natural production of collagen**. The quality of its supporting fibres is increased. The resistance and elasticity of these “skin supports” are enhanced. Working in complete harmony with the skin, the Imperial Oil penetrates deeply to restore the skin’s firmness.

Guerlain Research has identified a mechanism that plays a key role in longevity: cellular respiration. thanks to the discovery of the extraordinary powers of a duo of orchids, new Cell Respiration™ technology 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.


Skin firmness fully restored:
- Firmness: +36%*
- Elasticity: + 38%*
- Tone: +30%*

Skin quality transformed:
- Nourished: +71%*
- Smooth: +45%*
- Soft: +47%*
- Radiant: +61%*

Signs of ageing reduced:
- Wrinkles: -24%*
- Fine lines: -20%*


Directions for use

Orchidée Impériale

Apply morning and night, as a pre-serum. Smooth onto the face and apply pressure to your cheeks and forehead with your hands.
Place your fingers on your jaw, and move them upwards. Repeat the movement from the bottom to the top of your forehead.
Place the index finger on the upper lip and the middle finger under the lower lip.
Press for three seconds, release and slide the fingers towards the ear.