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Luxury cosmetics company Clarins was founded in 1954 by French medical student Jacques Courtin-Clarins. The company is now owned by the founder’s son, Christian Courtin-Clarins, who has been Chairman of Clarins since 2000. Clarins produced upscale skincare, makeup and perfumes. The firm specialises in anti-wrinkle and firming creams touted for containing innovative ingredients such as herbal and marine extracts and pollution-defying complexes. Clarins currently has over 20 subsidiary brands such as Azarro, Thierry Mugler and My Blend and distributes in more than 150 countries.