Le Domaine skincare: Brad Pitt launches £290 serum made from grapes from his vineyard
Brad Pitt describes his new genderless Le Domaine skincare line as being “clean, green, and conscious” – oh, and he claims they actually work unlike other products he’s tried
B rad Pitt – yes, the same Brad Pitt from Hollywood – has launched a new skincare line called Le Domaine. He describes it as “clean, green and conscious” and said it’s based on the idea of “primeval beauty…”
We’re not entirely sure what the latter means but we do know that the ingredients in his collection all stem for a vineyard he bought when he was with Angelina Jolie, back in 2012.
Below we explain more about the new skincare line, how Brad Pitt claims its different from what else is on the market, and when you’ll be able to buy it.
Le Domaine: Brad Pitt Skincare
What is Le Domaine?
Le Domaine is the first skincare collection from Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. At launch, there are four products – an emulsion that acts as a cleanser, two face creams and a serum. Each one is listed as using vegan ingredients that are “96 to 99% from natural origin” and include grapes grown on Pitt’s Chateau Miraval vineyard in Provence, France.
The brand claims to use the cyclical power of nature to produce products that help people reconnect with nature and there is a “strict blacklist” of ingredients. This means there are no preservatives (parabens,
phenoxyethanol, MIT, triclosan, chlorphenesin, BHA & BHT); no silicones, microplastics, mineral, and synthetic oils, animal or animal-origin ingredients, sulphated surfactants, and no
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA).
Each of these ingredients has been shown to be potentially damaging to the skin, or the environment. As Le Domaine says, these ingredients “are subject of controversy regarding the environment or the natural balance of your body.” However, we should add that there is some controversy over “clean beauty” claims and more research is needed to confirm some of these findings.
Le Domaine price
We’re used to celebrity skincare brands being pricey but Brad Pitt has taken this to a new level. If you were to buy the entire collection, it would set you back £820. This puts the Le Domaine skincare line in the same price territory as La Mer. The prices are as follows:
- Le Domaine Fluid Cream: £230
- Le Domaine Cream: £240
- Le Domaine Serum: £290
- Le Domaine Cleansing Emulsion: £60
As part of its “conscious claims”, Le Domaine is also a sustainable brand. Not only can buy refills for each of these products – £265 for the serum, £200 for the cream, and £190 for the fluid cream – the caps on the bottles are made from old wine casks.
Le Domaine launch date
The cream, serum and emulsion are available to buy now. The Le Domaine Skincare Fluid Cream is expected to launch in January.
Where to buy Le Domaine
Le Domaine Skincare is available across Europe, the US, Asia and Oceania from launch. This is rare to be so widely available so early on and we’ve put the full list of countries where Le Domaine Skincare ships at the bottom of this page. Click here to see the full list. Delivery times vary but range from 1-4 days, depending on the location. Le Domaine also said to add an additional working day to each order for “preparation time.”
Why is Le Domaine so expensive?
The Brad Pitt skincare line has been developed by two scientists – Professor Pierre-Louis Teissedre from Bordeaux University and Professor Nicolas Lévy. Professor Teissedre specialises in grapes and wine compounds and is said to have spent the past decade “observing and studying numerous grape varietals and combinations” to find the most potent antioxidants. For treating disease, as well as helping with skin concerns. He has patented an active compound called GSM10, which is said to maximise the antioxidative powers and efficacy in cosmetics.
Professor Lévy is professor of Human and Medical Genetics and is an expert in the process, and “pathological mechanisms” of ageing. He is the co-founder or a biotech company focused on developing medicines for rare diseases called ProGeLife and this company has developed an active compound called ProGR3. This is said to be capable of slowing down the effects of ageing.
Both of these active compounds are found in the Brad Pitt skincare line.
GSM10 is made from a combination of marc from Grenache seeds, Syrah seeds and skins associated with an unnamed “postbiotic microorganism” said to help the skin’s microbiome. Le Domaine claims GSM10 is a proven antioxidant that helps prevent the loss of collagen that the skin goes through as we get older. Collagen is often called “scaffolding” for the skin and, alongside elastin, is what makes our skin look young.
ProGR3 combines three natural molecules that are found in plant extracts, vine sarments, camomile and green tea. It has been scientifically shown to help reduce the toxicity of progerin which is a protein linked to ageing.
Brad Pitt announced his skincare line in an interview with Vogue magazine in which he said he would not have launched the brand “unless we felt there was something valid here, something original, something that worked: adding, “I get sent stuff all the time and…ugh. But I was really surprised by the results [from Le Domaine] and that, for me, made it worth going forward.”
According to the website, “Le Domaine is built on values that come from the Earth, shared by its cofounders, the Perrin family, and Brad Pitt, with his love for Provence’s original beauty.
“It is an invitation to reconnect with nature and the natural rhythm of things, being attuned to the environment, its soils, its plants and its fruit. It is producing less but better, with quality products and know-how, sourced with artisanal, local and family partners.”
Where is Le Domaine skincare sold?
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- British Virgin Islands
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- French Southern Territories
- New Caledonia
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- Sint Maarten
- St. Barthélemy
- St. Martin
- St. Pierre & Miquelon
- St. Vincent & Grenadines
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Vatican City
- Wallis & Futuna
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