The Essence-in-Lotion is the first step in Guerlain's Orchidée Impériale complete age-defying ritual. It is enriched with the new Orchidée Essential Water complex, coupled with the revitalizing power of Cell Respiration™ technology.

Combining the freshness and delicacy of a lotion with the roundness and power of an essence, the Essence-in-Lotion possesses a unique sense-enriching quality typical of Guerlain skincare.
With remarkable efficacy, it intensively moisturizes and improve the natural hydration of the skin. Ideally hydrated plumped, the skin appears smooth, supple, soft and radiant, ready to receive the beneficial effects of the Imperial Ritual.


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

Expert formulas

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Enriched with the new Orchid Essential Water complex, the Essence-in-Lotion combines the comprehensive age-defying efficacy of Orchidée Impériale with optimum hydration.
Consisting of an aqueous extract of orchid combined with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, this complex moisturizes and helps to improve the natural hydration of the skin.

The Essence-in-Lotion has an incredibly fine, light texture and reveals a skin hydrated appearance plumped, smoother and visibly more beautiful skin.

For 15 years, Guerlain Research has been pushing back the frontiers of cellular longevity. Now it has discovered the extraordinary powers of a duo of orchids found in it Cell Respiration™ technology, which delivers superior skin beautifying effects. All the visible signs of aging are minimised: wrinkles and fine lines fade, the skin appears and feels more firm, dense and supple, the complexion is even and more radiant. The skin is infused with a breath of life.


Hydration: +56%*
Radiance: +40%**
Visibility of pores: -21%**
Smoother looking skin: +38%**

The women questioned reported that their skin felt soothed** and ready for the next step of the Imperial Ritual***.  



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)

The new Orchid Essential Water complex consists of an aqueous extract of orchid combined with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid; it intensively moisturizes and helps boost the natural hydration of the skin.

Directions for use

Apply the Essence-in-Lotion morning and evening after the Rich Cleansing Foam and before the Orchidée Impériale Longevity Concentrate.
Pour a few drops of the Orchidée Impériale Essence-in-Lotion into the palm of your hand and apply the formula to the entire face. Smooth in by tapping with the fingertips to stimulate the skin and achieve a fresh, radiant complexion.

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