EQUIBIOME, merging tradition and technology for microbiota balance


The beauty industry is constantly on the lookout for increasingly eco-responsible and efficient innovations. Addressing reactive skin, Seppic offers EQUIBIOME™, an eco-designed active ingredient with valuable traceability and phytochemistry. By providing favourable conditions for a biodiverse skin-microbiota ecosystem, it provides the skin barrier function


Mixing tradition and technology to offer an eco-designed solution

Traditionally, Great Burdock (Arctium lappa) has been used for over 3,000 years to improve overall health, making its therapeutic uses widely documented (eczema, acne, psoriasis, …).

Coming from the core of the plant’s roots, EQUIBIOME™ is obtained by a unique and sustainable manufacturing process using aeroponic culture*.

It’s a soilless plant culture system in which pesticides-free nutrient solutions are misted onto the plant roots, directly suspended in the air. It allows efficient production and extraction of rare root metabolites without damaging the plant integrity. Then, EQUIBIOME™ offers a novel compound distribution with higher content of different molecules than classical root extracts.

Everything is a question of balance

There are various biotopes tightly associated with the epidermis surface where the skin microbiota lives. Skin is the site of intense and delicate cell-microbe interaction. Any disturbance of this balance may lead to skin disorders (skin barrier disruption or excessive inflammation thus increasing skin sensitivity).

In vitro, EQUIBIOME™ balances the skin microbiota and strengthens the skin barrier function by managing inflammatory processes. Thus, it
promotes microbiota biodiversity for a harmonious ecosystem.

Tested in vivo on volunteers and vs placebo, EQUIBIOME™ was found to reduce both skin redness and stinging/burning sensations after 14 days of product application and to promote skin moisturisation after 7 and 21 days of application.

Find out more on EQUIBIOME™ here.

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* Plant Advanced Technologies co-development

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