Buckwheat: A Super Shield Seed

Buckwheat possesses superpowers and was one of the first domesticated crops on the planet. It’s the only pseudocereal that contains Rutin, a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic polyphenol recognized by the pharmaceutical industry and is today also used in organic farming to remove pollutants from soil, a process known as phytoremediation. It can act as a prebiotic thanks to sugars like D-Fagomine which enhance immune defences.

At Seqens Cosmetics Natural Ingredients we sourced this organic raw material from a responsible and ethical certified farmer in the historical Brittany region in France (Protected Geographical Indication certified product). From this exceptional plant, our experts have harnessed its power and developed Cell’intact™, a super shield active for urban skin at the crossroads of atmospheric and cutaneous microbiota (Expo’biota concept). This active is rich in polyphenols known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and contains carbohydrates to moisturize. At 3% inclusion Cell’intact™ fights against the harmful effects of pollution, tobacco smoke and UV rays by decreasing the pro-inflammatory response by 26%, works to enhance the microbiota with pollutant-eating bacteria, and even balances skin tone, maintaining a rosy complexion and decreasing yellowish tones.