Known for its moisturising and softening properties.
PART USED Fruit
BOTANICAL NAME Prunus amygdalus dulcis
FORM Almond oils
INCI NAME Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
THE PROPERTIES OF ALMOND
Sweet almond is mainly used today in food. Very rich in lipids and proteins, it contains many minerals, trace elements and vitamins. Its benefits speak for themselves, as attested by the Provençal proverb " healthy as an almond "! Its benefits also extend to the hair: the fatty acids that make up sweet almond oil, oleic (Omega 9) and linoleic (Omega 6), help to strengthen the lipid barrier for maximum nutrition. They ensure good skin hydration thanks to their film-forming and protective properties by coating hair fibres to make styling easier. The effects of almond provide so much hold that the shampoo is able to neutralise static electricity!
A few words from our expert
Each plant has its own benefits for the skin or hair, in the case of almond, it has natural softening properties thanks to its rich protein and amino acid content that we have demonstrated!
Respect for the environment
As part of our Clean Beauty approach, we still continuously review our formulas with ingredients that we consider less harmful. We switched from almond milk to almond oil to avoid the use of Propylene Glycol.
Our efforts to improve our almond-based formulas
In the past we used almond milk with almond extract, peptides, which was mixed with propylene glycol. These peptides are charged ionic molecules that bind to the hair and close the damaged scales. Nowadays, thanks to research, we have become aware of the negative effects of certain components, such as Propylene Glycol. We have therefore chosen to replace milk with sweet almond oil, whose oleic and linoleic acids are not charged with ions and act naturally to moisturise, soften and strengthen the hair shaft.
In Greek mythology, the almond tree is a symbol of love. Phyllis, daughter of the king of Thrace, feeling neglected by her fiancé Demophon, went on a journey and took her own life. The gods, moved by pity for this eternal fallen love, transformed her into an almond tree with bare branches. On his return, Demophon found out and embraced the almond tree with great sadness. This one was instantly covered in numerous fragrant white flowers.
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
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