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Natural skin care and the effectiveness of flowers properties

04 October 2017

In France, scientific researchers possess great expertise in harnessing the cosmetic benefits of flowers. The southern city of Grasse is the worldwide cradle of this ancestral know-how.

A neighboring town is home to the research laboratory where Cornaline™ skin care products were developed.

Grasse is the world capital of flowers. In this city of the South of France, on the Côte d'Azur, many perfumes companies settled.
The steam distillation makes it possible to extract the flowers scientific properties contained in their essential oils.

Many kinds of flowers are grown in this sun-kissed region, including roses, orange flowers, jasmine, lavender and tuberose.

In addition to their fragrance, these flowers also possess exceptional properties that enhance the skin’s natural beauty. Scientists have long researched the secrets of their effectiveness in dedicated laboratories on-site in the Grasse region.

Here, a few examples:

The centifolia rose

The rose (rosa centifolia)

The queen of flowers boasts powerful regenerative properties that make it possible to revitalize and tone the skin. Used in lotions morning and night, rose water (or “hydrolat”) makes it possible to preserve the skin’s freshness and beauty.

Immortelle (Helichrysum stoechas)

Another flower of many talents, renowned for its anti-free radical properties (making it a powerful ally in preserving a youthful appearance) and skin-protecting benefits.

Hibiscus flower

This magnificent tropical flower possesses numerous virtues. A powerful anti-oxidant, it has a smoothing effect on the skin and enhances radiance.

Lilac extract

Effective on oily and combination skin types. Targets sebum production, helps to diminish imperfections and calm inflammations as well as alleviate hyperpigmentation.

A star ingredient in Cornaline™, the lilac (Syringa vulgaris) keeps the skin looking sublime and fresh.

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