With its slender silhouette and large, hanging leaves the banana resembles a tree. However, it is actually a giant grass whose only perennial part is an underground stem (rhizome). Originating from South-East Asia, the banana is now found in tropical regions throughout the world. There are several varieties grown for their fruit, the banana, which is eaten green or ripe. In traditional medicine, green banana is used externally for its healing properties.Organic green banana extract, cultivated in the Dominican Republic, is a Clarins exclusive active ingredient
which encourages the synthesis of collagen and the healthy organisation of dermal structure.