Clé de Peau Beauté

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT MAKES CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ SKINCARE SO REMARKABLE? 

As a fusion of sophisticated technology and exquisitely refined aesthetics, Clé de Peau Beauté is not just the key to flawless skin—it's a transforming experience. 

First introduced by Shiseido in 1982 and considered the world's first haute couture cosmetics collection, Clé de Peau Beauté is unique in its ability to translate scientific research on skin functionality into products of such pure perfection that they are the very essence of luxury and French refinement. 

Clé de Peau Beauté's long commitment to cutting-edge science led to the recent development of Signal Management Theory and exclusive ingredients that maintain the ideal condition of skin. The premier ingredient, Cellular IC Normalizer, acts to enhance conditions for optimal functioning of the cellular ion channel system,* while CE Generating Complex has been shown to create ideal conditions in surface cells, allowing skin to become more resistant to external environmental aggressors. Optimizing cell turnover, W-TC Complex imparts a smooth, youthful complexion.* 

Even more enduring, however, is Clé de Peau Beauté's timeless commitment to you. By developing an intimate relationship with an expert Product Specialist, you will uncover the fullest rewards and deepest pleasures of Clé de Peau Beauté. 


*In vitro tests 


2. WHAT IS SO DISTINCTIVE ABOUT THE CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ BEAUTY REGIME? 

Each morning and evening, Clé de Peau Beauté provides a ritualistic retreat of purity and relaxation while delivering spectacular results. 

To truly understand how basic skincare becomes a transforming experience, Clé de Peau Beauté Product Specialists personalize the basic skincare regime (Cleanse, Balance, Moisturize) with formulas based on your skin type, the season and desired results. 

As treasured as they are effective, Special Care treatments provide targeted, timely care, regardless of age, environment or lifestyle. Intimate consultations with a Product Specialist will help determine solutions to such conditions as fatigue, spots, sagging, dullness and excess sebum. 


3. TELL ME MORE ABOUT CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ MAKEUP. 

Nothing transforms beauty with such exquisite textures and breathtaking color as Clé de Peau Beauté makeup

Unique in its use of skincare technology to advance a more complete beauty, Clé de Peau Beauté makeup conjures a worldly sophistication that is thoroughly contemporary—while never betraying a woman's individual style. 

Each product is infused with Super Bio Hyaluronic Acid, providing exceptional hydration. Precious argan tree oil from Morocco, with its highly moisturizing properties, allows for the smoothest textures and application. Treatment Lucent Powder recreates the radiance of perfect skin, reflecting and transmitting light to conceal dullness, spots and other skin concerns. 


4. WHO IS CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ'S MAKEUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR? 

In 2006, Clé de Peau Beauté proudly welcomed Lucia Pieroni as the Makeup Creative Director for the Clé de Peau Beauté line. 

One of the most widely celebrated makeup artists in the industry, Ms. Pieroni has been building her reputation since 1989, with inspired makeup for the cover of Vogue, imaginative looks for numerous celebrities and unique advertising work for Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein. 


5. WHAT DISTINGUISHES CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ FROM OTHER HIGH-END LUXURY BRANDS? 

Perhaps no other brand in the world delivers a comprehensive, truly transformative beauty experience—from scientific discoveries that unlock the very nature of skin to exquisite products that capture the sensation of pure perfection with active ingredients, French refinement and luxurious textures. 

And then, of course, there is the unparalleled service that results in an intimate understanding of your personal needs. 

Clé de Peau Beauté is distinctly committed to the future. This is best expressed by Clé de Peau Beauté's exclusive and cutting-edge Signal Management Theory, which works on essential skin enzymes for optimal skin condition. Ongoing research and development, as provided by Shiseido's R&D Center in Tokyo, will continue to advance basic skincare science, anti-aging technology and the products of Clé de Peau Beauté. 


6. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GENTLE, REFRESHING AND ENRICHED FORMULAS? 

Gentle formula has a richer texture and is usually preferred by those with normal to dry skin. 

Refreshing formula has the lightest texture and is usually preferred by those with normal to oily skin or those in warm, humid climates. 

Enriched formula has the richest texture and is usually preferred by those with dry to very dry skin. 


7. WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCING LOTION? 

Applying Balancing Lotion prior to other skincare products results in quicker, deeper penetration and longer-lasting treatment benefits of those products. Balancing Lotion also provides gentle exfoliation, hydration and energizing, while helping to even out skin tone with exceptional moisture and smoothness. 


8. I HAVE A COMPLIMENTARY SIGNATURE FACIAL SERVICE GIFT CARD—WHAT DOES THIS ENTAIL? 

A magnificent expression of the Clé de Peau Beauté experience, the Signature Facial Service begins with a one-on-one consultation with a Product Specialist. 

Together, you'll discuss specific concerns and select from Clé de Peau Beauté's menu of customized facial services, which include Brightening, Firming, Hydrating, Energizing or Intensive Facial Services. Each is designed to help skin realize its truest beauty potential. 

Clé de Peau Beauté encourages you to make an appointment to take full advantage of this complimentary service. It's well worth it. 


9. WHY DO I NEED ONE MOISTURIZER FOR DAY AND ANOTHER FOR NIGHT? 

Day moisturizers protect and increase resistance to daily environmental aggressors by providing hydration, SPF 15 protection and antioxidant properties that prevent damage caused by free radicals. They are also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective UV sunscreen. 

Night moisturizers optimize the skin's natural nightly functions. They re-hydrate, repair, restore, re-energize, regenerate and properly prepare skin to resist environmental aggressors. 


10. WHY IS LA CRÈME UNIQUE AND HOW DO I GET THE MAXIMUM BENEFITS? 

La Crème is an exceptionally luxurious revitalizing cream that brings unparalleled age-defying benefits to your complexion overnight. It improves the appearance of wrinkles, dullness, uneven texture, loss of firmness, dryness and other signs of environmental stress to leave skin looking youthful, supple and brighter. It helps prevent the formation of sun spots and freckles. It is applied nightly following the cleansing and balancing step as a simplified beauty routine. It can also be used with other Clé de Peau Beauté specialized treatments as determined by your Product Specialist during your personalized skin consultation. 


11. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EYE CONTOUR BALM ANTI-WRINKLE AND EYE CONTOUR ESSENCE ANTI-DARK CIRCLES? CAN I USE JUST ONE? 

Yes, you can use only one, and both are designed to be the last step of your skincare regimen. The Balm improves and smoothes delicate skin texture around the eyes, minimizing wrinkles and other signs of aging while properly hydrating. The Essence improves brightness in the eye area by reducing visible signs of fatigue such as dark circles and shadows, as well as minimizing fine lines due to dehydration. 


12. HOW CAN I FIND THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR ME? 

Clé de Peau Beauté foundation offers luxurious formulas that incorporate superior skincare ingredients for a flawless complexion. The choice in foundation can be made depending on the desired level of coverage and finish. 

Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24: medium coverage with radiant and dewy finish 

Cream Foundation SPF 26: medium to full coverage with matte finish 

Silky Cream Foundation SPF 23: medium to full coverage with a lustrous finish 

Cream Compact Foundation SPF 18: medium to full coverage with a soft matte finish 

Powder Foundation SPF 21: sheer to medium coverage with a matte finish 


For help finding the best foundation shade, the first step is to have your color matched by a Clé de Peau Beauté Product Specialist. Visit a Clé de Peau Beauté counter to make an appointment and get a complimentary makeover today. 


13. WHY IS CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ CONCEALER A FAVORITE AMONG MAKEUP ARTISTS? 

Clé de Peau Beauté concealer is the ultimate concealer for all skin types. It instantly camouflages, brightens and smoothes away imperfections for a beautiful, even-toned complexion. The concealer's rich, creamy texture is infused with exceptional skincare benefits that keep skin smooth and refined, blending perfectly into skin without creasing, for a beautiful, long-lasting finish.