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OUR PLANTS The citron

Purify and clarify hair that gets greasy quickly.

Everything you need to know about our citrons

The citron that we cultivate under the Corsican sun offers incredible purifying, clarifying power to hair that gets greasy quickly.
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NAME  Citron

PART USED  Whole fresh fruit

BOTANICAL NAME  Citrus medica l. 

FORM  Ethanolic extract

INCI NAME Citrus medica l. extract


HARVEST November-December

SECTOR Conventional


What does it look like?

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Native to the southern valleys of the Himalayas and Indochina, the citron tree was introduced into Persia several centuries BC The Greeks were the first to cultivate it and it was not until much later that the orange and lemon appeared.
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The citron is a large, oval fruit that can weigh up to 4kg. It is slow-growing: it takes around 3 years for the citron tree to fruit. The peel is thicker and less smooth than that of the lemon and covered with bumps.
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The acidic green or yellow pulp is too sour to be made into juice. The citron and its zest are consumed in pastries, confectionery, jam or liqueurs, while its essence is used in perfumery. Topically, citron is known for its invigorating and purifying properties.


Why is it so effective for your hair?

Modern life generates external aggressors- pollution, hard water and dust that can be deposited on the hair, weighing it down, making it dull and often stimulating the process of sebum production in the scalp. 

We have selected the Corsican citron for the sweetness of its pulp and its energising and detoxifying properties. Our Citrons are harvested exclusively by hand, just before it is ripe, when they are still bright green, full of amino acids and vitamins - thanks to the sun of the Island of Beauty. At our factory in Gaillac in the Tarn region, we obtain a gold-coloured citron extract from crushing the whole fruit to help hair regain its vitality and protect against oxidative stress from external environmental aggressors.

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A few words from our expert

Citron in shampoo brings energy, lightness and vitality, just like when you taste it! It even removes pollution and limescale, making it the perfect ingredient for " ultralight " energised hair.

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

What about the planet?

Respect for the environment

GreenMission PF is supporting the citron supplier in Corsica towards the transition to agroecology by financing a research programme to use biological control to fight ants.

Botanical illustration Pack Citron

Did you know?

The citron could be the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden. It was used by the Romans for essential oils and as an antidote, disinfectant and antiseptic, as well as for magical and ritual purposes. It is also called the " Median apple " by Alexander the Great who introduced it to the Middle East.

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