After more than 15 years of research, the Orchidarium and Guerlain Research reveal Orchidée Impériale Black The Cream, Guerlain’s skincare masterpiece. The extraordinary power of the Black Orchid is encapsulated at its heart. Originally from Peru, this rare orchid increases its longevity by adapting to its environment. A true talisman to combat time. The Black Orchid is the source of the BlackimmuneTM technology. This technology impacts on 95% of cells involved in the skin’s self-defence system*. With every application, the skin becomes more resistant. Continuously protected, it can concentrate on revitalising itself to combat visible signs of ageing. Wrinkles appear to fade, the skin's texture is more refined and facial contours look more defined. The skin is firmer, more supple and unbelievably radiant.
The Cream nestles safely in a jewel-shaped porcelain jar hand-crafted by Maison Bernardaud. Based in Limoges since 1863, this prestigious family manufacturing business has embodied French porcelain craftsmanship. The Cream jar is now refillable, the ultimate expression of sustainable luxury.
Orchidée Impériale fragrance: a floral scent with hints of orchid that blend with notes of rose, white musk and precious cedar wood.
1. Roll the applicator horizontally from one side of your face to the other. 2. Roll the applicator from the centre of your face out towards your ears, then from your eyebrows up to your hairline. 3. Work backwards and forwards over the areas most affected. 4. Gently pat the skin with the applicator starting with your eye contours. Move to the contour of your lips and then face.
Total satisfaction: 100% of women who tried the product are satisfied*. For 97% of women, skin is protected against external aggressions and the effects of time. Immediately smoothed out wrinkles: -42% **. Optimal hydratation rate: +71% ***. Skin looks younger for 100% of women*. *Self-assessment test, 60 women, 1 month of use. ** Instrumental test, 15 women, immediate result after application. ***Instrumental test, 11 women, results 6 hours after application.
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. 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. Learn about our work in Yunnan at guerlain.com
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A masterpiece of sensoriality, the delicate and rich smoothness of the Orchidée Impériale Black Cream seems to envelop each cell in a luxurious protective cocoon. Rich in cupuaçu butter and jojoba wax, blended with other ingredients at different melting points, the Orchidée Impériale Black Cream offers a soft and comforting touch that when applied triggers a cascade of melting sensations with no greasy effect. An elegant, soft and light formula made of a combination of highly moisturizing ingredients to maintain skin’s elasticity and comfort.