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Wesource launches EQUIBIOME™ and targets microbiota balance for a harmonious skin

SEPPIC and its dedicated brand for cosmetic active ingredient wesource, introduce EQUIBIOME™, an active ingredient co-developed with Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) to restore the harmony of reactive skin by balancing skin microbiota.

Our bodies are huge ecosystems where numerous bacterial, viral, fungal and other microorganisms communities live in symbiosis: they form the human microbiota. 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.

Sourced at the core of the roots of Great Burdock (Arctium lappa) with a non-destructive process using aeroponic culture performed by Plant Advanced Technologies, EQUIBIOME™ offers a unique composition with higher content of rare root metabolites than classical root extracts.

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.

Inspired by these exclusive properties, wesource moved beyond traditional practices to deliver EQUIBIOME™ revealing new benefits on skin protection and microbiota equilibrium:

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

Tested in vivo on volunteers with very dry and/or sensitive skin, EQUIBIOME™ improves the skin’s tolerance threshold face 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.

EQUIBIOME™ is COSMOS approved and China compliant.

Céline BLANCHARD, Product Manager at SEPPIC, stated: “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.”

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