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Cornflower Hydrosol

Commonly known as: Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water (I.N.C.I.), Cornflower floral water, Cornflower aqueous extract, Cornflower water-soluble extract, Cornflower blue, Cornflower blue, Cornflower blue, Blaverolle, Zachariah flower, Bluebeam, Cornflower blue, Cornflower blue.
Botanical name: Centaurea cyanus L.
Extraction process: team distillation of dry flowering tops from organic farming.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowers.
Location: Native to Northern Europe. Also found in North America.
Flowering: Annual, from May to July (spring).
Provenance, origin: Metropolitan France.
Phytochemical composition: Anthocyanins, protocyanins, flavonoids (flavone, quercetin, rutin...), polysaccharides (galacturonic acid, arabinose, glucose, rhamnose, galactose), couramins, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, phenoxycarboxylic acid, indolic alkaloids.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear liquid; Color: Colorless; Odor: Sweet hay slightly lemony.
Physical characteristics: Density : 0,950 - 1,050 g/cm3 ; pH : 3,0 - 5,0 ; Soluble in water.
Benefits: Soothing, refreshing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, decongestant, protective, depigmenting, lightening.
Concerns: All skin types, especially dry, sensitive and reactive skin. Indicated in case of tired eyes, swollen and irritated eyelids.



  • Face care (lotions, masks, serums, creams, make-up removers, eye contour care);

  • Body care (body milks, shower gels, after-sun care);

  • Make-up (foundations, concealers, mascaras, blushes, eyeshadows, face powders).


Store at a temperature below 4°C, away from light, heat and humidity.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Cornflower hydrosol has no particular contraindications.

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The Greek legend tells that the nymph Chloris, charmed by the bucolic poetry of the young Cyanos, would have transformed him into a cornflower so that the memory of this nature lover lives forever. The cornflower is also a symbolic flower in France. It represents the Armistice of November 11, 1918 and the poilus, veterans of the 1st World War.