Clarins acquires a 150-hectare site in the Gard region for integrated sourcing

The Clarins cosmetics group has announced the acquisition of a 115-hectare estate near Nîmes, which will enable it to create an open-air research laboratory.


Clarins strengthens its integrated sourcing model with the acquisition of an estate in the Gard region, dedicated to regenerative agriculture. The investment, worth 10 million euros according to Le Figaro, involves the acquisition of the Sainte-Colombe estate. This is a 115-hectare nature reserve near Nîmes .


A total of 50 hectares of land is available for cultivation, and will enable Clarins to create a new “open-air” research laboratory for new species. The Courtin family group has no plans to build any on-site facilities, but only to use the estate as a life-size herbarium.


With the first planting scheduled for autumn 2024, some 50 species of trees and plants will eventually be cultivated here. Prickly pear, quince, almond, apricot, lavender, lemon thyme, blueberry and many others will eventually constitute one of the main sources of quality, organic raw materials used in Clarins formulas,” said the group in a press release.

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Passionate about art in all its forms, Charline Point is a young journalist driven by fierce curiosity and a keen appetite for culture. After several years in press relations, Charline decided to take up a career in journalism. Her favorite subjects are travel, gastronomy, cinema and fashion.

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