Orchidée Impériale Black

The Eye and Lip Contour Cream

The talisman of youth


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Capacity : 20 ML

The Black Orchid



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.
Originally from Peru, the Black Orchid is a wild, ebony-colored flowering plant. One of its particularities is that it blooms for only three weeks a year compared to two to three months for other varieties. Another is that it has flowers with both male and female parts and function on the same stem.
This characteristic is a major asset, accounting for the plant's sensitivity to the environment and ability to adapt metabolically to it. In reaction to external stressors (e.g. too much sun or too little light), it produces more male flowers, which is conducive to the fertilization of female flowers and subsequently the production of a larger number of fruits. This “smart” plant economizes energy and thereby increases longevity, like a talisman defying the passage of time.
*Grown in France


Take a dab of cream with the small-tipped end of the applicator. Then, using its rounded part, apply to the undereye and lip contour areas.

The eye contour area
I. Smooth:
Trace a "figure eight". To make the first loop, start applying at the inner corner of the eye, continue under the brow to the temple, then return – under the eye – to the starting point. Repeat for the other eye to complete the "figure eight".
II. To help smooth the eye contour area:
Using the rounded end of the applicator, slowly and gradually apply firm pressure to each of the "acu-pressure points" (see below) for 5 seconds, then release pressure for another 5 seconds.

To relax the entire eye contour area:
1. Apply pressure midway between the eyebrows.

To tone the skin:
2. Inner corner of the eye
3. Sweep from the "head" to the "tail" of the eyebrow.
4. "Tail" of the eyebrow
5. Temples
6. Proceed from the "tail" of the brow to the inner corner of the eye, patting gently under the eye. Repeat for the other eye.

Lip contour
III. Smooth:
Press firmly and smooth, sweeping along the natural lip contour line, first in one direction, then the other. Perform a similar maneuver, but replace the sweeping motion with gentle patting to plump up the lips.
IV. To gently stimulate the skin:
Apply pressure to a point between the Cupid's bow and the nose.