Known for its repairing and protective properties on sun-exposed hair.
NAME Monoi and Tamanu
PART USED Tiaré flower and coconut fruit
BOTANICAL NAME Gardenia taitensis dc. and Cocos nucifera l.
FORM Refined oil
INCI NAME Gardenia taitensis dc. and cocos nucifera l. oil
HARVEST All year round
SECTOR Conventional and organic
PROPERTIES OF MONOI
Monoi is not found in nature, it is obtained by macerating 12 Tiaré flowers in a litre of coconut oil. This traditional, but also a sacred, sensory oil has a unique floral fragrance and moisturising, protective and repairing benefits.
The combination of monoi and tamanu creates a plant complex with nutri-repairing properties that preserves the beauty of the hair and skin when exposed to the sun: they nourish and provide anti-oxidant protection. These Polynesian active ingredients are included in eco-designed filters where its non-toxicity has been scientifically tested by an independent laboratory.
A few words from our expert
Monoi and Tamanu protect and repair your skin while we protect the lagoons of Polynesia.
Klorane is using research to preserve the marine ecosystem of Polynesia
Klorane Botanical Foundation has joined forces with the CNRS to develop a method of depollution using plants (phyto-depollution) which helps to protect the aquatic resources of Polynesia. Pollution is linked to the use of pesticides for the intensive cultivation of pineapples, representing an important economic resource for the island. During the southern summer, heavy rains flow down the hills into the river which then flows into the lagoon threatening the ecosystem of flora and fauna.
According to custom, every new arrival is given a tiaré necklace, Polynesian women wear it in full bloom in the hollow of the ear, while men wear it only as a button. A word to the wise, it is a sign of celibacy if the flower is worn on the right...
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
The Centaurea cyanus, known as cornflower, is included in the European pharmacopoeia for its soothing and decongesting properties.
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 anti-pollution properties on the scalp.
The Prunus amygdalus dulcis almond that we have selected is a concentrate of protein-rich amino acids whose properties strengthen the structure of the hair to provide softness and shine.
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.
Charming and abundantly flowering, we have chosen nasturtium for its powerful purifying properties that help reduce dandruff.
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.
Klorane chose the olive tree for the exceptional anti-ageing properties of its fruit. The olive tree has been a symbol of resistance and longevity since antiquity.
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.
The citron that we cultivate under the Corsican sun offers incredible purifying, clarifying power to hair that gets greasy quickly.