The beauty industry is constantly looking forever more eco-responsible and efficient innovations. For reactive skin, Seppic offers EQUIBIOME™, an eco-designed active ingredient, whose traceability and phytochemistry have been carefully studied. It promotes the biodiversity of the skin-microbiota ecosystem and thus improves the skin barrier function.
An eco-designed solution thanks to tradition and technology
Traditionally, the great burdock (Arctium lappa) has been used for more than 3,000 years to improve overall health, making its therapeutic uses widely documented (treatment of eczema, acne, psoriasis, etc.).
Derived from the heart of the roots of the plant, EQUIBIOME™ is obtained by a unique and sustainable manufacturing process in aeroponic culture .
It is a soilless plant growing system in which pesticide-free nutrient solutions are sprayed on the roots of plants suspended directly in the air. It allows efficient production and extraction of rare root metaboliteswithout harming the integrity of the plant.
EQUIBIOME™ offers a new distribution of compounds with a higher content of molecules different from that of classic root extracts.
A matter of balance
There are different biotopes on the surface of the epidermis, where the skin microbiota lives. The skin is the seat of intense and delicate cell-microbe interactions. Any disturbance of this balance can lead to skin disorders such as loss of barrier function or excessive inflammation, thus increasing skin sensitivity.
By managing skin-microbiota relationships, EQUIBIOME™ balances the inflammatory response and maintains a functional skin barrier, for skin in harmony.
In vitro, EQUIBIOME™ balances the skin microbiota, regulates microbial communities and strengthens the skin barrier function by managing inflammatory processes. So, he promotes the biodiversity of the microbiota.
Tested in vivo on volunteers with very dry and/or sensitive skin and vs placebo, EQUIBIOME™ has soothing properties by reducing both skin redness (-60%) and tingling/burning sensations (-28%) after 14 days of application. EQUIBIOME™ also promotes skin hydration (+62%) after 7 and 21 days of application.