Clariant has launched Rootness Mood+, a skincare active ingredient said to take advantage of the recognized effects of light and concentrate them in an eco-responsible extract.
Rootness Mood+ comes from the roots of Sanguisorba officinalis, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Commonly known as great burnet, the plant develops ‘at the sight of the sun’.
Clariant says the new ingredient can enhance sunlight benefits, improving mood and equalizing skin tone.
Rootness Mood+ reactivates the skin’s natural radiance and improves skin complexion through the triggering of skin photoreceptors, the opsins, and can also help increase the effect of vitamin D in the skin by upregulating vitamin D downstream pathways.
“Our modern lifestyles make us forget the need to spend time outdoors and this has direct effects on skin appearance,” said Julie Droux, global technical marketing manager for Clariant Actives and Natural Origins.
“Rootness Mood+ can buffer against the effects of seasonal variations and reduced sun exposure, cosmetically reproducing light’s benefits on the skin, offering a way to improve skin beauty and complexion,” she added.
Cultivated in aeroponic conditions, thanks to patented and eco-responsible Plant Milking technology, the new active ingredient is also highly sustainable.