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Burkina FasoThe Desert Date is a tree from the dry regions of Africa and Asia. It is an extremely robust tree with a powerful root system, which can reach deep underground water reserves, enabling it to withstand long periods of drought. This capacity has fascinated local communities who consider the tree sacred. The Desert Date is an integral part of local daily life thanks to its many uses. It provides food for people and livestock, offers medicinal benefits and is used for building and fuel. The oily paste extracted from its fruit is used to clean the skin, and to help minimize the appearance of dark spots.Products containing Desert Date
AustraliaKangaroo Flower grows on the sandy plains of Western Australia and is a dazzling sight with its long, elegant stems and velvety bright red, green or yellow flowers. The unusual shape of the bracts resembles a kangaroo’s paw, hence the plant’s name. It is a prolific plant that produces a large quantity of seeds and is able to successfully colonize degraded or burnt soils. Clarins Ethnobotanists traveled to Australia to investigate the plant’s remarkable capacity to reproduce. Their studies have shown that in skincare, Kangaroo Flower extract has visible regenerating, firming and wrinkle-fighting properties.Products containing Kangaroo Flower
Burkina FasoMitracarpus is a small annual plant from West Africa. It grows on light, sandy soils and cultivated land. Valued by local communities for its nutritive and medicinal properties, it is used to supplement livestock feed, and as a treatment for skin diseases. Studies carried out by Clarins Research have demonstrated the capacity of Organic Mitracarpus extract to promote skin suppleness—visibly boosting elasticity and firmness.Products containing Mitracarpus
FranceOriginating in Western Europe, the Houseleek’s Latin name is “sempervivum”—meaning “always alive.” Perhaps that’s why the ancients associated the plant with Jupiter, king of the gods, and endowed it with occult powers. Planted on the roof of a house, or place of worship, the Houseleek was believed to protect against lightning and evil spirits, and to ensure a long life. The plant also has interesting botanical features. When subjected to extreme temperatures, drought, and arid soil, it still retains its green, fleshy, succulent leaves. In cosmetics, Organic Houseleek extract helps prevent moisture loss.
ItalyThe Alpenrose is a bushy mountain shrub commonly found at altitudes of 1,600 to 2,400 meters. In the spring, when in bloom, it creates attractive clusters of bright pink flowers and bi-colored leaves. This hardy plant can survive harsh mountain winters, thanks to the thick covering of snow which protects it from extreme cold. The plant is able to survive and thrive in hostile environments due to the protective role of its dead leaves, which acidify the soil to eliminate competitive species. In cosmetics, Alpenrose extract helps flush out toxins and pollutants.Products containing Alpenrose
Hungary, USANative to Central Europe, the Poppy has been naturalized throughout the world. Through its slender, flamboyant presence, it evokes the ephemeral beauty of summer. With sedative properties renowned since ancient times, Poppy is still used for its calming effects and its ability to induce sleep. In cosmetics, Poppy extract helps visibly reduce, refine and firm body contours.Products containing Poppy
South AfricaTo tolerate the extremely arid conditions of its natural habitat—the mountains of west and South Africa—Myrothamnus has developed an amazing survival strategy called reviviscence. In the dry season, during the process of desiccation and apparent death—the plant’s cells produce a sugary substance known as trehalose which allows it to rehydrate and function anew once the first rains fall. In traditional medicine, Myrothamnus is used for its toning, revitalizing and soothing benefits.
AsiaThe kiwi is an Asian shrub that has been cultivated in France since the Seventies. It was the New Zealanders who named it after their national bird. The oblong fruit has slightly acid green flesh and contains an extraordinary number of vitamins. Also known as the fruit of 7 vitamins, it is the richest in vitamins C & E and possesses the highest concentration of nutrients.Products containing Kiwi
AfricaAccording to legend, God pulled the baobab out of Heaven and replanted it on Earth upside down because it was too proud... And indeed the tree does appear « upside down » with its large, swollen trunk topped by gnarled branches that resemble enormous roots. The baobab is an emblematic tree of sub-saharan Africa and like the shea, is also known as the « tree of life ». It stands out for its enormous size, incredible lifespan (some claim around 5,000 years) and multiple uses and benefits.Products containing Baobab
EuropeNative to the Balkans and named after Aesculus—the Greek god of medicine and healing—the Horse Chestnut was renowned in ancient times for its medicinal properties. In the 19th century, a French doctor praised its efficacy in treating blood circulation problems. In cosmetics, Horse Chestnut escin is used to help boost the skin’s microcirculation, as well as for its draining benefits which help detoxify.Products containing Horse Chestnut
AsiaNative to South East Asia, Albizia was introduced to Europe in the 18th century by an Italian botanist, who was captivated by the beauty of this delicate tree. Admired for its ornamental qualities, it rapidly spread throughout Europe and America. During the summer, it bears silky feathery flowers earning it the name "silk tree." Clarins uses extract of albizia for its capacity to inhibit glycation – degradation of collagen fibers - and to protect the walls of blood vessels to promote firmness and radiance.Products containing Albizia
North AfricaWidely cultivated in tropical regions, the use of aloe vera can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. It is said that Cleopatra attributed the secret of her legendary beauty to the plant. Since then, research carried out on the gel obtained from the heart of the aloe leaf has revealed the presence of softening, moisturizing and regenerating compounds. In the medical field, aloe is used externally to stimulate the circulation and encourage healing.Products containing Aloe Vera