The Japanese Beauty Brand To Know: Clé de Peau Beauté

The Japanese Beauty Brand To Know: Clé de Peau Beauté

The past few years have seen a huge increase in the number of Japanese cosmetics launches, and it seems this is just the beginning. Enter slick brand Clé de Peau Beauté, which has finally launched in the UK. It prides itself on products that are cutting-edge and full of scientific innovation, delivering impressive results every time — no wonder it's a firm favourite among industry insiders and A-lists alike. Keen to find out more? We break down its award-winning range to find out why it’s so effective and the products you have to try. Plus, a special treat for SL readers...

It’s Japan’s Number One Luxury Cosmetics Line

Fusing high-end beauty tech with potent ingredients, Clé de Peau Beauté was founded in Japan in 1982 and it’s been one of the country’s best-selling cosmetic lines ever since. The brand name means ‘the key to beautiful skin’ and each product has a silky, lightweight texture that makes it ideal for layering. Designed to lend skin a natural radiance, the formulas feel nourishing without being occlusive, while the results (think plumping and hydrating) are visible from first use. It doesn’t stop at skincare – the fully comprehensive make-up line is just as impressive. Loved by celebrities and top make-up artists, the range includes skin perfectors, creamy blushers and lipsticks aplenty. The brand also has gorgeous packaging, with sophisticated prints that make for beautiful gifts. 

The Line Is Available Exclusively At Harrods

After years of anticipation, Clé de Peau Beauté finally came to the UK in 2019 and has since been available online at You can also find them in Harrods’ newly revamped skincare hall, where you can shop, test and explore the extensive range. It’s a great way for newcomers to try the brand and discover which products suit their individual skin types best before making any investments. Can't make it to Harrods? It's not just in-store you can get a feel for the brand — Clé de Peau Beauté are now offering virtual consultations with their specialists completely free of charge, so you never have to miss out. 

Clé de Peau Beauté Uses Key Ingredients

More than five active ingredients come together in most of Clé de Peau’s skincare formulas. The key one is their Skin Empowering Illuminator Complex which includes hard-working ingredients like Perilla, Platinum Golden Silk and Japanese Pearl. These five work together to repair and defend the skin, while gradually building luminosity. Everything is designed to release steady moisture while energising your cells to ensure skin stays in a permanent repair mode. This is notably the case for their cult best-seller, Le Sérum, which is used post-cleanse but before their Clarifying Lotion to enhance skin’s radiance and firmness. It’s been created with Platinum Golden Silk as well, which awakens the cells and boosts their turnover fast but gently, for a smoother surface. 

When my skin is looking dull or feeling lifeless, I turn to Clé de Peau Beauté's Le Sérum. It adds luminosity, while strengthening and repairing the skin barrier for a firmer appearance. The hydrating formula is particularly good for anyone with dry skin, like me.
Mary Greenwell, A-List Make-Up Artist

A-Listers & Industry Experts Love The Brand

Beloved by make-up artists across the world, it’s no wonder the brand has become a firm favourite with A-listers too. Serena Williams, Kate Hudson and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are reportedly all huge fans. Chrissy Teigen regularly touts the skin-perfecting benefits of the Clé de Peau’s cult concealer, which provides full coverage, while the creamy formula gives a skin-like finish. It’s also full of antioxidants and SPF. 

There Are Four Key Bestsellers To Know

Clé de Peau Beauté’s signature products include Le Serum, La Crème, Lip Glorifiers and the award-winning Correcting Cream Veil. Le Sérum is laced with radiance-boosting silk extract and a blend of red, green and brown kelp to kick-start cell renewal and keep dry, irritated skin at bay. La Crème mixes over 60 transformational active ingredients including rosemary extract and citrus unshiu to firm, tone smooth and soften. La Crème's innovative formula has been reinvented and improved over 20 years, so you can expect the very best from this silky enhancer. As for the Correcting Cream Veil, this gets to work blurring visible pores and fine lines with a second-skin finish – wear it solo or under foundation for best results. Look out for the Lip Glorifiers too – available in wearable shades, they leave behind a soft, glossy sheen that’s universally flattering. They’re also laced with botanical oils to keep any dry patches at bay. 

Prices Are High, But For Good Reason

Starting at £48 for skincare and £55 for make-up, the brand is an investment, but one you won’t regret. Each product is ideal for those looking to overhaul their routine or anyone wanting to try J-Beauty (Japanese beauty) at its finest. The costs reflect the quality of the sophisticated formulas inside, with each product set to last you for at least several months.

A Special Treat For SL Readers

Clé de Peau Beauté are offering SheerLuxe readers the chance to try a sample of their iconic Le Sérum. With 1000 up for grabs, you’ll need to provide your name and address to receive one in the post. Claim your sample here.

Plus…Want to try more from the brand? Receive a complimentary deluxe mini of the luxe Intensive Fortifying Emulsion with any purchase on*

*One 12ml deluxe sample with any Clé de Peau Beauté purchase on One sample per checkout. Offer valid 16-29th August. Subject to availability, while stocks last. Not available in conjunction with another offer.

Shop Our Pick Of The Best Clé de Peau Beauté Buys Below…

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