DAHLIA Dahlia variabilis - Mexico's national flower, the Dahlia is particularly famous for its extremely elegant corolla which can be in the shape of a simple, double, pompon, anemome or cactus flower. Its petals have a silky texture and offer a range of very refined colors that fade from white to pink to red. From thevariabilis species , grown in our botanical garden in Lodi, we have obtained an extract, rich in flavonoids, sugars and polyphenols and a very pleasant and aromatic distilled water.
PASSION Passiflora edulis; Passiflora incarnata - The plant native to Central and South America is famous for its fragrant and soft pulp called Passion Fruit. From the seeds of Passiflora edulis, our Laboratories have researched a refined oil with emollient and elasticising properties while from the pulp, processed with vegetable glycerin, an extract with a moisturizing action is made. On the other hand, a protective and moisturizing extract is obtained from the flowers of Passiflora incarnata .
LAVENDER Lavandula angustifolia - Lavender has always been known as a tonic. It is even thought that its perfume is able to help you relax and help to relieve headaches and tiredness. Its flowers, with a beautiful blue-violet colour, give off a very pleasant fragrance and are the raw material from which our Laboratories extract a highly perfumed distilled water, which gives the skin so much natural freshness.
ASSENZIO Artemisia absinthium - It was 1600 BC when the hieroglyph of Absinthe appeared for the first time on an Egyptian papyrus. Immediately appreciated for its great therapeutic virtues, it reached its peak of fame at the end of the 19th century, becoming the most loved liqueur by poets and artists of the Belle Epoque. In our cosmetics we use three types of Absinthe: Artemisia absinthium extract with moisturizing and toning properties, Artemisia dracunculus with its extraordinary astringent and compacting activity and Artemisia glacialis or Genepì, whose functional substances ensure tone and elasticity to the epidermis.
VANILLA Vanilla planifolia - Native to Mexico, this particular Orchid produces an edible pod with an extraordinarily sweet and sensual scent. Its most valuable variant is harvested in Madagascar and is the same that reaches our laboratories where two wonderful functional substances are extracted: an extract and a distilled water with protective and softening properties.
CHAMOMILE Matricaria chamomilla - It lives and grows in meadows, in the open countryside, in the mountains, where nature expresses itself spontaneously, it flowers from May and throughout the summer, thus drawing its strength from the long sunny days. An aromatic and cosmetic plant of primary importance, both for the content in active substances (azulene, camazulene, flavonoids, bisabolol), and for the pleasant and unmistakable aroma, it is present in our cosmetics in the form of extract and distilled water.
IRIS Iris florentina - The origins of the iris date back to the Egyptians, where they admired its beauty and use its rhizome in medicine, perfumery and magical arts. It can reach up to two meters in height, has long leaves with an original sword shape and a very fragrant flower with shades ranging from violet-blue to white to yellow and red. From the Italian variety Iris florentina (Giaggiolo) our Laboratories have extracted two marvelous functional substances - the fluid extract of Iris and distilled water of Iris - which perform a balanced protective, moisturizing and soothing action on the skin.
MARSH MALLOW Althaea officinalis - The flower, formed by five heart-shaped petals, immediately conquers for its delicate colors. The most curious aspect, however, is another. Marshmallow is "dressed" by two different types of leaves: the lower ones, which are more or less round, have five points while the upper ones have three. In phytochemicals it is known for its emollient and decongestant properties and, thanks to its richness in mucilage, starch, sugars and pectins, it is a valid ally of the body's epidermis.