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Is Clarins the same as Clinique?

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Clarins is not the same as Clinique. Although both Clinique and Clarins are high-end cosmetics companies, each has a different parent company. Clinique is owned by Estée Lauder. Clarins' parent company is Clarins Fragrance Group.

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Clinique was founded in 1968 by Evelyn Lauder and her mother-in-law Estée. The word "clinique" is French for "clinical," which is the image that Clinique strives to portray. Clinique boasts that it tests its products for allergens, partners with "clinicians" and that its make-up is "good for the skin."

Clarins was founded in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins. Clarins exudes a "natural" image, focusing on the environment. It boasts that its products are plant-based, its products are inspired by nature and that it even evaluates its suppliers to ensure they respect the environment.

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