Caroline Lorinet, CEO & Founder
At the age of 16, I was discovered by a fashion photographer in my home country of France, the start of an amazing career as a model. I travelled internationally to Paris, London and Milan fashion weeks and into the editorial pages of Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.
However, from my early twenties my skin began to change. I experienced frequent allergies to skin products, battling rashes and irritation on an almost daily basis. As I entered my thirties the situation became even worse. My dermatologist eventually diagnosed dermatitis and mild rosacea, and then in my mid-thirties I suffered an extreme allergic reaction to a skin cream.
My face was severely burned, red and flaking. In intense pain, I was unable to sleep for days, and took steroids in an attempt to heal my damaged skin. It was months before I was able to work again, and the experience left me fearful of trying anything new. I decided to take matters into my own hands, and set about researching skincare ingredients and the effect that they can have on delicate complexions.
My goal was to develop a cosmeceutical, natural and organic skincare range of my own, that would care for sensitive skin and effectively improve the signs of ageing. My research led me to a powerful antioxidant, Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil. Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil is proven to deliver better anti-ageing results than any other oil, and is gentle enough to use safely on sensitive skin. It became the key ingredient in the Caroline Lorinet range, and I use only Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil sourced from the Arctic region, widely believed to be the best in the world.
Developed by renowned Australian cosmetic scientist Ray Townsend, the skincare range fuses complex formulations with light, rapidly absorbed textures and blends some of nature’s finest ingredients with the latest scientific technology.
Made in New Zealand – my new home country – the range also draws inspiration from the luxurious Parisian beauty spas I grew up with, and is a unique mix of efficacy, gentleness and everyday luxury.