Clarins officially opened its first standalone boutique on 2 June, with the event graced by Prisca Courtin-Clarins, the granddaughter of founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins. Although the brand has a much-loved Skin Spa in nearby Wheelock Place, the new Ion location will make it easier for devotees to pick up the brand's must-haves including the Shaping Facial Lift and our personal favourite, the Double Serum.

In keeping with Clarins' nature-driven character, the boutique has feature panels that highlight the key plant ingredients used in their skin and bodycare products. Products are arranged according to skin concerns, so it's easier to zoom in on what you need. There's also an entire area devoted to men's products so it's easier for men to pick out their skincare essentials if they're in a hurry.

Skin Perfect Touch consultation area

If you're visiting the boutique, don't miss the opportunity to try out the complimentary Skin Perfect Touch service. This personalised, hands-on consultation not only offers you an opportunity to try out products, but learn the Clarins methods of application so that you can boost your skincare's efficacy. We like that it's tucked away in a private enclave away from the eyes of passing shoppers, allowing you a quiet, relaxing moment amidst the buzz.

The new boutique is at #B2-35 Ion Orchard