Annual, from May to September.
Commonly known as:
Cornflower hydrosol, Cornflower water, Cornflower water extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water (INCI), Blue knapweed, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle water, Hurtsickle water.
Native to Northern Europe. Also found in North America.
Soothes, refreshes, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, decongestant.
Centaurea cyanus L.
Steam distillation of organic dried flowering tops.
Anthocyanins, protocyanins, flavonoids (flavone, quercetin, rutin), polysaccharides (galacturonic acid, arabinose, glucose, rhamnose, galactose), couramines, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, phenoxycarboxylic acid, indole alkaloids.
Density: 0.950-1.050g/ cm3; pH: 3.0-5.0; Soluble in water.
Appearance: Clear liquid; Colour: Colourless; Scent: Herbaceous, slightly lemony.
Part of the plant extracted:
All skin typologies, especially dry, sensitive and reactive skin. Recommended for tired eyes, and swollen and irritated eyelids.