Actractylodes Lancea is the latin name of a chinese plant called Cang Zhu. Clarins uses an extract from its rhizome.
This extract seems to be very specific to Clarins. They present it in their “herbarium” as follow :
“Cang zhu is a plant that grows in the mountains of northern and central China. It has been used since ancient times in Chinese medicine. The bitter-tasting root can be eaten cooked for its toning benefits and raw to fight water retention. In cosmetics, Clarins Laboratories have demonstrated that through the intermediary of G-protein, the root extract improves the skin’s barrier function.”
We already saw this ingredient in Clarins Vital Light products, also used in the Clarins Double Serum.
According to Chinese medicine, it would have effect on stomach.