Enriched with the exceptional moisturizing power of the new Orchid Essential Water complex, coupled with the revitalizing power of Cell Respiration™ technology, the Rich Cleansing Foam is an essential stage of the Guerlain Orchidée Impériale Complete Care ritual.

With a pH close to that of the skin (pH 6.3), this delicate, creamy foam cleanses and purifies. It preserves the skin’s balance and hydration, offering exceptional efficacy and comfort. Free from impurities and microparticles of pollution, the skin appears soft and supple, its texture refined, and the complexion radiant and glowing. 


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

Expert formulas

Guerlain - Tianzi

The Rich Cleansing Foam is formulated with a pH close to that of the skin (pH 6.3); it cleanses, purifies and removes microparticles of pollution while preserving the skin's balance.
Its soft, creamy texture offers exceptional efficacy and comfort.

Enriched with the new Orchid Essential Water complex, the Rich Cleansing Foam preserves the skin's hydration.
Consisting of an aqueous extract of orchid combined with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, this complex moisturizes and helps boost the natural hydration of the 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.


The women questioned reported that their skin was perfectly cleansed and purified, and appeared soothed, radiant and firmer.

Hydration: +20%*
Radiance: +18%*
Visibility of pores: -17%*
Smoother looking skin: +24%*
Firmer looking skin: +15%*



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

The first step in the Imperial Ritual, the Rich Cleansing Foam is applied morning and evening before the Essence-in-Lotion.

In the palm of your hand, work up a small amount of gel into a lather with a little water. Apply to the entire face avoiding the eye contour area and massage in, making invigorating circular movements with the fleshy part of the fingers, then using the palms to sweep over the cheeks and forehead. Rinse with clear water.