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Wesource targets skin microbiota balance with a burdock extract

At the latest in-cosmetics Global, Wesource introduced Equibiome, an active ingredient co-developed with Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) to restore the harmony of reactive skin by balancing skin microbiota.

As scientific discoveries highlight the role of the human microbiota (the numerous bacterial, viral, fungal and other communities of microorganisms living in symbiosis with our organism), consumers become increasingly aware of the importance to adopt new skincare habits.

Equibiome is sourced from the core of the roots of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) with a non-destructive process using aeroponic culture performed by Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT). Photo: © Lithian / shutterstock.com

Equibiome is sourced from the core of the roots of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) with a non-destructive process using aeroponic culture performed by Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT). Photo: © Lithian / shutterstock.com

Actually, Seppic explains, the skin is the place of delicate and balanced cell-microbe interactions. “Any disturbance of this homeostasis (dysbiosis) may lead to skin disorders such as barrier function disruption or excessive inflammation, increasing skin reactivity and discomfort.

Botanical origin

Developed by Wesource - Seppic’s brand dedicated to cosmetic active ingredients - Equibiome is sourced from the core of the roots of Greater Burdock (Arctium lappa) with a non-destructive process using aeroponic culture performed by Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT).

Great Burdock has been used for over 3,000 years to improve overall health. Most active compounds present in the roots have been noted for their activity on bacteria and inflammation. Thus, Equibiome offers a unique composition with a higher content of rare root metabolites than usually found in many root extracts.

Dried greater burdock (Arctium lappa L.) roots (Bardanae radix) are used in folk medicine. Photo: Christian Fischer / WIkipedia.com

Dried greater burdock (Arctium lappa L.) roots (Bardanae radix) are used in folk medicine. Photo: Christian Fischer / WIkipedia.com

According to Wesource, Equibiome deliver new benefits on skin protection and microbiota equilibrium:

  • Support of skin-microbiota interactions,
  • Control of the microbiota biodiversity,
  • Protection of the skin integrity.

In vivo tests on volunteers with very dry and/or sensitive skin have shown that Equibiome improves the skin’s tolerance threshold to environmental stresses by reducing both skin redness (-60%) and stinging/burning sensations (-20%) after 14 days vs placebo. For a better and long-lasting skin comfort, Equibiome also promotes skin moisturization (+56%) after 21 days vs placebo.

Inspired by the well-known Great Burdock, we used our active science to develop Equibiome, a sustainable root extract designed to bring comfort to reactive skin by balancing skin microbiota. Wesource commits to deliver active ingredients with science and vibrant stories,” says Céline Blanchard, Product Manager at Seppic.

Equibiome is Cosmos approved and China compliant.

Vincent Gallon

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