Luxury beauty brand Guerlain has announced the launch of its Orchidée Impériale Black Cream.

Rich in cupuaçu butter and jojoba wax, and combined with other ingredients at various melting points, it feels like a creamy balm, triggering a series of melting sensations upon application while leaving no oily residue.

The lightweight and gentle formula is made up of various hydration boosters to help keep the skin soft and comfortable. With application over time, resilience is restored to the skin while its defensive barrier strengthens and becomes more resistant. As though self-protected from within, it is able to use all its resources to concentrate on regeneration and best combat the visible signs of skin ageing.

The quality, feel, appearance and characteristics of beautiful skin improve day by day: wrinkles and blemishes fade, the surface of the skin becomes smoother, the complexion brightens and the facial contour is better defined.

Designed to nourish and hydrate, the skin is firmer and more elastic. Available next week in Harrods and Selfridges exclusively priced at £720 – and rolling out in travel retail worldwide.