Centaurea CyanusFlowerExtract and Centaurea CyanusFlower Water.
Origin: Centaurea Cyanus is native to temperate Europe, but is widely naturalized outside its native range.
Skin benefits: Cornflower extract functions as an astringent and skin conditioning agent. When applied to the skin, it causes mild coagulation of keratins (skin proteins). This results in the temporary cooling and toning effect associated with astringents. Centaurea Cyanus flower extract is also rich in polyphenols, specifically flavonoids and anthocyanins. These components function as antioxidants to protect the skin from free radical damage.
The anthocyanins in cornflowers have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties so using cornflowers helps with tired, itchy and puffy eyes. Other eye-related benefits can include reducing the effects of pollution or soothing the eyes after long hours at the computer.
Cornflower water has natural anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe and calm sensitive skin or irritated skin.