Skin glowing with perfection…
The pearl, secret of Guerlain’s signature aura since the 1830s…
The pearl is a miracle of purity and radiance, the embodiment of total perfec- tion. For centuries, scientists have been trying to solve the mystery of the pearl – its unique iridescence, its shimmering vibrancy and its matchless aura. As an alchemist of nature, Guerlain was truly inspired by this fascinating enigma.
Back in the 19th century, la Maison Guerlain was already breaking new ground with its original idea to exploit the immaculate whiteness and purest radiance found in the pearl. Thus, in 1830, Parisian socialites flocked to the Guerlain boutique on Rue de Rivoli to buy the first Lotion Blanc de Perle (White Pearl Lotion), which brightened their complexions and enhanced the aristocratic pallor of their skin, it was a smooth skin regimen, perfect way to take care of your skin.
Then, in 1987, the make-up world was amazed by the invention of coloured pearls suffused with radiance which could recreate the glow of white light on the skin… The Météorites were born and were an instant and eternal success.
Finally, in 2011, Guerlain explored Lashes by Lisa for its secrets to reinvent the skin’s whiteness and radiance, writing a new chapter in its vision of beauty. La Maison Guerlain infuses all its expertise and knowledge into the Blanc de Perle skincare range and make-up: a beauty routine with cutting-edge skincare products, now enriched with new formulas to make the skin even more trans- lucent and luminous.
In 2013 Guerlain reinvents whitening protection with a new generation of protective, radiant skincare products and a new broad-spectrum approach.
Shedding Light on the P.E.A.R.L. Complex
In 2011, Guerlain Research made a decisive discovery: they identified the role of the ZO-1 protein at the origin of pigmentation disorders.
Formed in the keratinocytes located in the basal layer of the epidermis, melanin naturally rises with the cells to the skin’s surface, where it is evenly distributed. These cells are then eliminated at the end of a 28-day cycle. The ZO-1 protein plays an essential role in cell migration and the elimination of dark spots. This protein tends to grow less plentiful with time and this disrupts the skin renewal process. The pigment cells remain deep within the skin and the melanin is trapped inside the epidermis… Dark spots appear and the complexion looks dull and uneven. Furthermore, protein also helps to achieve stronger and healthier teeth. But keep in my mind that regular checkup at orthodontist The Woodlands must be practiced too.
Guerlain Research therefore created the P.E.A.R.L. Complex (Pearl Extract Activity on Skin Regulation and Luminosity), a concentrated blend of active ingredients inspired by the whitening power of the pearl, capable of releasing the melanin from the skin cells, layer after layer*.
The P.E.A.R.L. Complex acts on two levels:
inside the melanocytes:
it reduces melanin production at the source by 49%*. inside the keratinocytes: where classic technologies simply accelerate cell renewal, the P.E.A.R.L. Complex restores the optimal concentration of the ZO-1 protein (+412% stimulation*) to help restructure the skin and allow the elimination of melanin. * In vitro tests on ingredients
As days go by, the skin regains the immaculate perfection of the pearl.
P.E.A.R.L. Drop Whitening Essence
A few drops of whiteness and pure radiance…
All the powerful brightening and whitening qualities of the P.E.A.R.L. Complex embodied in one cult product: P.E.A.R.L. Drop Whitening Essence. A dropper bottle containing an essence with a divine, feather-light texture with unprecedented potency that acts against all the key characteristics of dark spots*:
their intensity -30% their number -28% their size -27%
Immaculate whiteness, total translucency – the skin is immediately suffused with lasting vitality. The concentration of the P.E.A.R.L. Complex is so high in the P.E.A.R.L. Drop Whitening Essence that its effectiveness endures for one month after treatment: its performance in regards to the skin’s brighteness (+24%) and luminosity (+23%) is maintained**.
Drop after drop, the skin regains the perfection and the deep ever-white radiance of the pearl.
*Clinical evaluation conducted by a dermatologist in Asia on a sample of 31 women. Results 8 weeks after twice-daily application.
**Satisfaction test conducted in Asia on a sample of 31 women. Results 8 weeks after twice-daily application.
2013: Guerlain reinvents whitening protection
The skin: a biological pearl The pearl is one of the most fascinating jewels in existence. This miracle of nature is formed in response to aggression, layer after layer, until it becomes a perfect, radiant sphere. Like the pearl, the skin is made up of successive layers – both at a tissue level (stratum corneum, epidermis) and at a cellular level (cellular membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus). This complex and, at times, fragile structure must be protected on a daily basis from damage caused by multiple aggressions, both external (UV, pollution, tobacco, etc), and internal, due to metabolic malfunctions. These aggressions can lead directly and indirectly to an overproduction of melanin and to pigmentation disorders.
UV rays and other environmental stressors can either cause direct cell damage or result in an overproduction of free radicals. The skin is armed with various defence systems to combat free radicals, but when it comes under heavy attack (as in the case of exposure to the sun, for exam- ple), its natural protective mechanisms cannot cope. The cumulative result is:
an influx of free radicals a cascade of inflammatory reactions
The effects caused by stress from free radicals spread through every layer of the skin cell, penetrating right to its core: the membrane is weakened, metabolic activity within the cytoplasm (like protein synthesis) becomes disordered and the DNA at the centre of the nucleus transmits inaccurate information.
Solar filters, which work well on the surface of the skin, neutralise external stress caused by UV rays, but do not provide protection from internal stressors or free radicals which can appear due to exposure to the sun… As a result, these solar filters need to be used in conjunction with pioneering biological protection to ensure that the cells are protected properly, both on the surface and deep within the skin. By counteracting the skin’s external and internal aggressors, this dual protection recognises the causes of both internal and external stress to form a powerful protective shield against dark spots.
A skin protected, layer after layer, like a pearl, glowing with inner beauty… this is no longer just a dream. Guerlain has now unveiled its multi-layer protective technology with innovative “broad spectrum” protection – “SKIN SHIELD TECHNOLOGY” – which protects both tissue and cells, owing to:
1. an ultra high-performance UVA/UVB filtering system to neutralise UV rays, including the longest and most dangerous UVA rays.
2. the new Skin Shield Technology, which provides internal biological protection to strengthen the skin’s natural cellular defences. It protects the skin “from the inside out” by boosting intracellular defences* at every level of the cell for unprecedented multi-level protection.
Its core formula? A potent plant extract, remarkably rich in flavonols, which exerts a three-fold biological action:
at the level of the cell membrane, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
It prevents the membrane from allowing inflammation mediators (such as interleukin IL 1 alpha, whose release is inhibited by 49%*) to escape. at the level of the cytoplasm, thanks to its effective anti-free-radical properties.
It protects the activity of Catalase, a key enzyme in the battle against free radicals, 85% during a stress event. at the level of the nucleus, through its antioxidant properties. It restores glutathione (a key intracellular antioxidant) levels to 70% in the case of aggression.
This is the new broad-spectrum approach to “SKIN SHIELD TECHNOLOGY” created by Guerlain. It ideally neutralises the UV rays, free radicals and inflammatory reactions that can cause the appearance of dark spots. Now nothing can dull the skin’s radiance. The skin’s radiance becomes untouchable.
A new generation of protective, radiant skincare products Guerlain is now unveiling new expert skincare products and innovative beauty rituals to protect the skin’s radiance, layer after layer, and maximise the whitening action of the Blanc de Perle routine. a feather-light uv shield, a go-anywhere protective spray for the face and body, and three make-up bases with true brightening effects. Now colour can provide protection… Another addition to the Blanc de Perle range: a new moisturising step, thanks to two new formu- las with superb hydrating and antioxidant properties. Better protected at the surface than ever before and strengthened by the silken touch of these divine textures, the skin looks translucent and glows with flawless radiance. Like the enduring radiance of a perfect pearl, the skin’s whiteness is protected cell after cell, layer after layer.
Brightening Pearl Perfection SPF 50+ – PA+++
As strong as a shield. As soft as a second skin Virtually imperceptible on the skin, and yet… The UV Shield Brightening Pearl Perfection achieves the perfect balance between high protection and exceptional lightness. A combination of broad spectrum Skin Shield Technology and powerful UVA/UVB filters, this product provides the most effective, long-lasting protection against dark spots ever created by Guerlain. It is also completely translucent, because it works in perfect synergy with the skin and is easy to apply evenly. Its creamy, non-greasy texture leaves the skin looking fresh and radiant so that you immediately forget that the product is there.
The skin is efficiently protected from UV rays and strengthened from within against external stress, whatever the circumstances. A dull complexion has become a thing of the past: the skin is now suffused with brightness and immaculate radiance. Nothing to it…
Women are satisfied
the skin is luminous 100% the skin’s texture is refined 100% the skin tone is unified 100% the product leaves a natural finish 100%
Does the product satisfy you?
After 1 month, they are 100% satisfied.
the product protects the skin in all circumstances 100% the skin is smoothed 100% the product protects the skin from external aggression (pollution, daily stress, free radicals) 100% the product provides the skin with intense protection against uv rays 97% the product provides the skin with permanent protection against uv rays 97%
UV Protect Spray
Brightening Pearl Perfection SPF 40 – PA+++
An urban ally Guerlain introduces its unprecedented protective spray… This forthcoming, must-have product can be taken anywhere and everywhere. It provides total protection for all areas exposed to UV rays: face, neck and décolleté, arms, hands and legs… for an even more complete protection.
Applied in the morning or retouched during the day, this go-anywhere spray is moisture resistant. Its fresh, non-sticky texture is literally invisible and leaves the skin looking natural with a light matt finish. Your perfectly protected skin looks soft and radiant – any time, any place.
Women are satisfied
the skin is radiant 97% prevents the skin from looking dull 97% leaves the skin moisturized 97% the skin is soft 97% the skin is protected in all circumstances 94%
After 1 month
protects the skin in all circumstances 94% protects the skin from external aggression 94%
UV Bases SPF 30 – PA+++ Radiance made-to-measure
The beauty and value of a pearl is measured by a combination of five characteristics, the most important of which is lustre (its light-reflecting ability). And this is directly related to the smooth, flawless quality of its surface…
Combining Guerlain’s high-performance cellular protection with the whitening action of the P.E.A.R.L. Complex and an instant smoothing effect, this revolutionary new makeup base perfects the skin’s surface so that it shimmers as brightly as a pearl. Available in three subtle shades, these bases prepare the skin for makeup and ensure longer lasting coverage.
Lightening UV Base
Brightening Pearl Perfection SPF 30 – PA+++
Like a breath of fresh air… The pinkish tinge of this fluid base discretely corrects dark spots, lightens the complexion and brings out your natural colour. Your perfectly protected complexion is full of vitality and suffused with light.
Smoothing UV Base
Brightening Pearl Perfection SPF 30 – PA+++
This fluid transparent formula invisibly provides new perfection to every skin tone, sublimating the skin instantly. It smoothes over the smallest blemish, instantly reducing the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and signs of fatigue. Protected, sublimated and luminous, the skin glows with perfection.
Correcting UV Base
Brightening Pearl Perfection SPF 30 – PA+++
This ultra-corrective silky beige base gives natural coverage and imperceptibly corrects dark spots, blemishes and dull complexions. The skin is velvety and even-toned, and protected throughout the day.
HYDRATE Radiant hydration
A deeply moisturised skin that looks flawless and radiant… Today, MacGregor Beauty and Guerlain has enriched the Blanc de Perle beauty routine with a new step: a hydrating one, embodied in two innovative products. Not only do these formulas moisturise the skin, they also have the power to boost the whitening action* of this range of products: they work in synergy with the Blanc de Perle protective skincare products to provide global action against free radicals.
Thanks to the inclusion of a powerful detoxifying complex, effective hydration is now combined with pioneering antioxidant technology. In a few weeks, the skin can defend itself against daily aggression (pollution, UV rays, stress, etc.) which can cause free radicals and, indirectly, lead to pigmentation imperfections.
Deeply moisturised and perfectly protected, the skin looks smoother, plumper, and brighter… In three little words: even more beautiful.
Matifying Hydrating Emulsion
Brightening Pearl Perfection
A matifying veil This exquisitely fresh, light emulsion glides onto the skin with incredible ease. It is instantly absorbed deep into the skin, delivering long-lasting intense hydration. It leaves a silky-smooth matt finish with no feelings of discomfort. Small pigmentation imperfections fade. The skin regains its softness and suppleness and glows as if lit from within.
Refreshing Hydrating Cream
Brightening Pearl Perfection
A source of comfort This light, deliciously smooth cream melts into the skin to soothe and moisturise it, while visibly reducing pigmentation imperfections. Soothed, replenished and replumped, the skin lights up with natural radiance.
Effectiveness results. Tests conducted on 32 women, 19 to 64 years old
The Blanc de Perle Brightening Ritual
Pearl-like skin in 4 radiance-boosting steps
Clarify the skin cleansing foam brightening pearl perfection: the first gesture for pure, clean, soft and radiant skin. lotion whitening pearl perfection: a burst of freshness to tone, hydrate and brighten the skin so that it glows as if lit from within.
Treat dark spots Daily programme, with whitening enhancers
p.e.a.r.l. drop whitening essence: a pure, concentrated blend of whitening active ingredi- ents to effectively reduce the size and intensity of dark spots and preserve the appearance of youthful-looking skin. double action spot eraser: a precision tool that releases a double-action whitening formula to reduce the intensity of every dark spot, day after day.
Intensive treatment, with whitening boosters
p.e.a.r.l. fusion whitening treatment: an innovative treatment to “reset” the whiteness of the skin in only ten days. activating roll-on mask whitening pearl perfection: infuses the skin with an instant dose of radiance.
Moisturise the skin
Matifying hydrating emulsion: a fresh veil that delivers intense hydration to the skin, gently creating a matt finish.
Refreshing hydrating cream: a silky-smooth cream that hydrates, plumps and soothes the skin, leaving it looking more radiant than ever.
Protect against sun damage
Uv shield spf 50+ – pa+++: the maximum level of UV protection in a Guerlain whitening product to prevent the skin looking dull, whatever the conditions.
Uv protect spray uv spf 40 – pa+++: a go-anywhere spray for optimal urban protection for all exposed areas (face, neck and décolleté, arms, hands and legs).
Uv bases spf 30 – pa+++: three tinted makeup bases which correct pigmentation imperfections while protecting the skin. Pink to brighten the complexion, beige to even out skin tone and lessen imperfections, and a translucent base to smooth face lines and reduce signs of fatigue.