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The Story of Crème Simon

The Natural French Skin Care Since 1860


Our story begins in 1860 in France. Joseph Simon, a gifted young apothecary, loved to take long walks along the River Rhone. The sight of laundresses working by the great river inspired him to seek a natural remedy to relieve their dry, chapped hands. On his experimental journey, he made a breakthrough discovery: a pure concoction of seven carefully selected flowers and plants with incredible healing properties. Thus, the first stable cream was born.

The women were amazed. As word spread of this miracle cream, they delighted in the discovery of extraordinary results on their complexion. Joseph Simon’s humble remedy soon became Crème Simon, the era’s most coveted beauty treatment – prized by film stars; sold out in Paris, New York, and the Far East Orient; and passed down from mothers to daughters as their secret to beautiful skin.

Today, the original Activ-Fleur Complex* re-emerges as a full range of sheer-weight formulas for the contemporary woman. Faithful to Joseph Simon’s belief that skin is defined by where you live, Crème Simon is tailored to the unique conditions of your climate. Embrace our philosophy of natural beauty without parabens, alcohol, silicones, sulfates or colorings, and treat yourself to a pleasurable beauty ritual.

Natured Inspired. Climate Perfected. Make a Beautiful Discovery

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