The vine is one of the oldest known plants on Earth. Traces of this rustic shrub have been found dating back to prehistoric times which explains why the vine is so closely linked to the culture, food and trade of many civilizations and still remains today a powerful symbol of happiness and friendship. Its pretty, delicate flowers bloom in June and give rise to a wonderful treasure, the grape. This mythical fruit is used to make wine, a drink long considered sacred and dedicated to the Gods and heroes. To preserve the production of this flower which is essential to the wine-making sector, Clarins Laboratories have chosen an environmentally-friendly manufacturing process called cell culture. This green biotechnology involves taking a cell from the plant and reproducing it in limitless quantities to obtain the desired plant extract.
In cosmetics, vine flower cells extract helps to refine skin texture.