Known for its soothing properties
PART USED Whole plant
BOTANICAL NAME Centaurea cyanus
FORM Infused with water and then distilled
INCI NAME Centaurea cyanus flower
SECTOR Organic farming in short supply chain
THE PROPERTIES OF CORNFLOWER
Cornflower hydrolat, or cornflower water, was prescribed as an eye drop for eye and eyelid irritation, and to combat conjunctivitis. It is also used for inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes. It’s a natural hero for the eye and the delicate eye contours!
M. As Pierre Fabre was interested in these properties for cosmetic use, our botanical experts selected the Blue Boy variety using the richness of this active ingredient to achieve the finished product. Moreover, the growing of cornflower in Organic Farming preserves its soothing and decongesting properties. We carefully harvest the flowers when they are in full bloom and are full of active molecules.
Our factory in Gaillac, located just a few metres from the cornflower fields, uses infusion and distillation processes that maximise the properties of the molecules already present in the plant, while having as little impact as possible on the environment. The solvent used could not be greener: it is water! This ORGANIC floral water, extracted on site, is the key ingredient of our moisturising and relaxing facial products. The best for a safe and effective product range!
A few words from our expert
Since 1967 we have been using cornflower, a plant that is as beautiful as it is effective. The whole plant is cut and then hand-picked to obtain a floral water known for its soothing properties...
Under its former name of barbeau, the cornflower is the origin of the decorative " barbeau " pattern (flower sowing) or of the " barbeaux " (flower garlands), which were very popular on porcelain and pottery, especially at the factories of Sèvres and Tournai, which were favoured by Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
We have chosen Calendula to gently introduce babies to the benefits of nature, while taking care of their fragile skin with its soothing properties
Grown in the Amazon, Cupuaçu is a star ingredient. A butter with exceptional nutritional power is extracted from the Cupuaça fruit.
Aquatic Mint is known for its detoxifying properties on the scalp.
One of our favourite active ingredients at Klorane, particularly for its richness in carbohydrates, lipids and vitamins which give it moisturising, softening and protective properties.
Hand-picked pomegranate bark is dried in the sun to concentrate its active ingredients, we then derive a patented extract with fixative properties.
We have selected flaxseed for its rich mucilage, a true reinforcement that naturally lifts the hair.
We selected mango because it is richness in nutritious fatty acids. Our experts extract a rich butter from the kernel that deeply nourishes and hydrates dry hair.
We chose Chamomile because of the yellow pigment found in its flowers, which has lightening properties.
Nettle was used in traditional medicine for its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. The roots of the nettle contain an abundance of natural sebum-regulating active ingredients.
Klorane has chosen the Chinese Peony, valued in traditional medicine for its soothing effect, relaxing fragrance properties
Quinquina, a tree native to South America, was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Quinine is extracted from its bark and was traditionally used as a tonic and astringent.