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Phyt’anim Grains of Paradise, the inflamed skin hero

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and mimicking the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges. SEQENS Cosmetics Natural Ingredients decided to take inspiration from nature and particularly animals to find new phytomolecules for cosmetic use.
Etho-phytologyTM is a new approach based on the observation of animals’ behavior in their environment. This specific science is called zoopharmacognosy.

SEQENS Cosmetics Natural Ingredients was interested in a zoopharmacognosy case involving the gorilla. Living in tropical forests, this big primate’s regular diet consists of mainly plants and sometimes insects.

The scientists observed that from time to time, the gorilla diverges from its regular diet and looks for a special grain from the plant Aframomum melegueta: the grains of paradise.

This observation led us to develop the first active of our new Etho-phytology™ platform: Phyt’anim™ Grains of Paradise.

Our active comes from the heat extraction of grains of melegueta from the Ivory Coast, concentrated in 6-gingerol and polyphenols. Phyt’anim™ Grains of Paradise is 100% from natural origin, COSMOS certified, China listed, free from preservatives and the plant Aframomum melegueta is DNA tested.
This active ingredient helps resolve inflammation and sooth the skin, reinforces the skin barrier function and reduces skin redness.