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Soothe sensitive scalps

Everything you need to know about our peonies

Klorane has chosen the Chinese Peony, valued in traditional medicine for its soothing effect, relaxing fragrance properties
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NAME  Chinese Peony


BOTANICAL NAME  Paeonia lactiflora l.

FORM  Ethanolic extract

INCI NAME Paeonia lactiflora extract



SECTOR Organic farming


What does it look like?

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The Chinese peony, Paeonia lactiflora, is a tuberous-rooted, herbaceous perennial plant of the Paeoniaceae family native to Central and Eastern Asia.
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There are two types of peonies: shrubby peonies with a woody trunk that can grow up to 2 metres tall and herbaceous peonies that flower annually. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours...
Most herbaceous peonies grown in gardens are hybrids of Paeonia lactiflora. In May to June solitary cupped or bowl-shaped flowers appear that have a slight fragrance Peonies can be capricious: they can take 2 to 5 years to bloom, but once it does, it will bloom again.
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A few words from our expert

We only use cultivated peonies, so endangered wild peonies are not affected: 100% natural good news!

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist


Our commitment

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Social Commitment

Many species of wild peonies are critically endangered. Klorane Botanical Foundation has partnered with the Botanical Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to save these endangered wild peony species.
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Respect for the environment

The objective of this scientific programme, which uses plant biotechnology and in vitro cultivation, is to develop a method that will allow the multiplication of wild peonies to ultimately reintroduce the plants back into the wild.

An approach in favour of biodiversity

Klorane to the rescue of Chinese peonies.

China is the world's peony " reservoir ". Unfortunately, many varieties of wild peonies are threatened with extinction. Klorane Botanical Foundation has joined forces with the Botanical Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a 3-year programme to save several the endangered species. The aim is to reintroduce back into the wild.


Did you know?

" Paeonia lactiflora was introduced to France during the First Empire, when the Emperor of China gave a collection to Empress Josephine. Over time, has become largely popular and culminated in the 19th century among painters and collectors. "

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The 1st high-tolerance Cosmos Organic-certified range to soothe and strengthen all types of sensitive skin.

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