Soothe sensitive scalps
NAME Chinese Peony
PART USED Root
BOTANICAL NAME Paeonia lactiflora l.
FORM Ethanolic extract
INCI NAME Paeonia lactiflora extract
SECTOR Organic farming
THE PROPERTIES OF OUR PEONIES
While genetics plays a major role, lifestyle (stress, diet, alcohol, smoking, unsuitable cosmetics) and the environment (UV, cold, heat, wind, pollution) also contribute significantly to skin sensitivity. Peony is the magic bloom for sensitive skin.
This is why Klorane chose the peony species Paeonia lactiflora, traditionally used in Chinese medicine for its soothing properties on the body and mind. Farmed by a local network of small producers with no fertilisation or irrigation but a lot of patience! The roots of the peonies are collected by hand in October after 5 years of growth. Once harvested, the roots are washed, boiled and peeled before being dried. The active ingredient is extracted in our lab in Gaillac, France, using natural solvents and a patented Pierre Fabre extraction method, to retain all its soothing benefits.
A few words from our expert
We only use cultivated peonies, so endangered wild peonies are not affected: 100% natural good news!
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.
" 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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