You may know marshmallows as the foamy caps to your hot cocoa. But in its purest form, marshmallow is a tall plant with very thick, hairy leaves. Its soothing effects have been legendary throughout history, and its extracts are often prescribed to treat skin irritation and inflammation.
In the Clarins universe, Marshmallow is used in our cleansers and toners for sensitive skin, including Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion and Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs. It’s also one of the essential ingredients in Double Serum, where it helps boost hydration.
Meanwhile in American pop culture, marshmallows are major: Besides being a key ingredient in S’mores, Hot Chocolate, and Peeps, they also appeared in the classic ’80s film Ghostbusters – terrorizing Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd in the form of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man. Marc by Marc Jacobs released a marshmallow kitten t-shirt for spring, and last February, President Obama shot a homemade marshmallow cannon inside the White House to promote science education in schools.