Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Sleeping Serum offers exceptional nocturnal regeneration. It targets sleep wrinkles and decongests the face. It offers the benefits of additional hours of sleep for the skin.
On waking, the skin is fresh, unwrinkled and radiant*.

Thanks to a powerful duo of orchids, Night Cell Respiration™ Technology delivers all its age-defying power on the skin to combat the nocturnal hypoxia peak**, i.e. when the oxygen deficiency in the cells is at its height and the lying position compresses certain areas of the skin which hinders flow of fluids. The skin appears regenerated.

Combined with a plant extract with firming and soothing properties**, it helps combat wrinkles and face puffiness caused by lying down, so the skin looks rested on waking.

The revolutionary micro-emulsion formula is in perfect harmony with the skin: its microdroplets thinner than skin cells work inside the epidermis for a highly sensorial, diffusing action.

Coupled with the unique massage technique using the L-Roller, developed by experts at the Guerlain Institute, the smoothing and decongesting action of the Sleeping Serum is complete.

*Clinical test, 31 women, immediate result after 1 month's use
**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

For 15 years, Guerlain Research has been pushing back the frontiers of cellular longevity. Thanks to a duo of orchids, Night Cell Respiration™ Technology delivers all its age-defying power on the skin to help regulate cellular respiration and combat hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency*.

During the night, hypoxia reaches a peak when the cells are insufficiently oxygenated. Another source of hypoxia is the pressure exerted on the face by lying down, compressing the flow of fluids deep in the skin and further hindering the supply of oxygen. The skin's environment is disrupted, causing puffiness and sleep wrinkles to form.

Combined with a plant extract with firming and soothing properties, Night Cell Respiration™ Technology helps combat sleep wrinkles and face puffiness: the visible signs of ageing are minimised, the skin appears regenerated, smoothed out and redensified.
*In vitro tests on ingredients


Visible efficacy measured application by application

- Instrumental testing:
Exceptional hydration 6h after application: +104%(1)
Soothing effet on the wrinkles: -25%(2)

-Efficacy validated by a dermatologist(3):
Visibility of fatigue marks: -24%
Relaxed aspect of the skin: +29%

Application after application, women perceive a visible improvement of their skin aspect(4):
-Visibility of sleep wrinkles: -28%
-Skin firmness : +25%
-Regenerated aspect of the skin: +30%

(1)Instumental test, 10 volunteers
(2)Instrumental test, 16 volunteers
(3)Clinical test by a dermatologist, 32 women, results after 28 days
(4)Satisfaction test, 32 women, results after 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)
Learn about our work in Yunnan on

Directions for use

Apply the Sleeping Serum in the evening using the massage technique developed by experts at the Guerlain Institute to optimise the intense, targeted action of this serum:

I - Place the fingers horizontally on either side of the face (parallel with the lower jaw).

II – Then, lightly tap with fingertips over the face, moving outwards from the centre.

III - Repeat this gesture moving up to the forehead. Repeat a second time.

IV - Apply pressure at points around the mouth, on the temples and between the eyebrows to boost cell energy.

Optimise the action of the Night Serum using the unique massage technique developed for the L-Roller*: massaging along the lines of the lymphatic system has a smoothing effect which decongests the face.

*Further information available at