Peony is characterized by its lush and large petals in bright colours. In the flower language, it is associated to protection, sincerity and generosity.
But where does this pretty flower come from?
Paeonia officinalis is an herbaceous plant in the Paeoniaceae family. Peony is native of south of Europe, where it is still there in its natural state. You can find it in France, Romania, Albania, Greece, Yugoslavia and Asia Minor. Initially cultivated for its medicinal properties, it's in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) that it was highlighted and used it for it's aesthetic.
And why is it good for our skin?
Peony has soothing properties. Its extract can also be used in body, hand and hair products.
Our difference ? A 100 % natural extract!
The extraction is made by flower's maceration in an exclusively natural solvent. A concentration step by vacuum evaporation then allows to eliminate this solvent. The extracts obtained are drying by zeodratation, a new drying technology which do not denature the active ingredient. They are solubilized in a a plant-origin glycerine support. The extract is then titrated in order to guarantee the plant's activity in active molecules.
And how do we ensure its effectiveness ?
Titration helps to determine the concentration of chemical species in solution, in order to ensure the presence of some molecules during the extraction. It's just an assay technique !