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Heliami™ Cornflower EC

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Originally from the Near East, blueberries grow wild in all temperate regions, often in maize fields. The name Centaurea comes from the Greek Centaureion, a herb used by the Centaur Chiron, who, according to legend, discovered its properties by treating his arrow-wounded foot with the plant's milk. The name cyanus comes from the Greek cyanos, meaning dark blue. The medicinal properties of cornflower were first mentioned in the 12th century. A decoction of cornflower was prescribed for irritated eyes and eyelids, to treat conjunctivitis and, more generally, for inflammations of the skin and mucous membranes. In the past, cornflower was used to treat coughs and for its tonic and aperitive properties. It was also used to regulate menstrual disorders, stimulate liver activity and increase the body's resistance to infection. The flowers, but especially the leaves, were traditionally used to treat rheumatic and joint pain. Finally, the seeds were used as a mild laxative for children. Made from flowers picked just after they have bloomed, Heliami Cornflower EC contains mainly fatty acids and terpenoids, with emollient, soothing and antibacterial properties. Like other Heliami™ ingredients, this organic botanical is extracted in high-oleic acid sunflower oil, which is more effective at preserving the skin barrier integrity and preventing skin dehydration compared to conventional sunflower oil.

INCI name

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (and) Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract

Heliami Cornflower EC

Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Botanical extracts
  • Conventional extraction
  • Fats & oils


  • Emotive ingredients

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care
  • Hair care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Foot care
  • Hair conditioners - leave on
  • Leg care
  • Lip care
  • Nail care & colour
  • Beard care

Consumer benefit

  • Hydrating / moisturising / nourishing
  • Strengthening

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • COSMOS organic certified
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • ISO 16128 - derived organic ingredient
  • Vegan suitable

Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived
  • Organic cultivation

Composition information

  • Preservative free

% Natural content – ISO 16128

  • 100

% Organic content – ISO 16128

  • 99.8


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable

Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Heliami Cornflower EC

Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower, PFM6977

Language: English | Size: 381.8kb

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