Yacon (Polymnia sonchifolia), is a perennial plant native related to the sunflower family, that grows in the mountainous regions of South America.  It contains an abundant source of natural prebiotics fructooligosaccharides (FOS), inulin and phenolic compounds.

Fructooligosaccharides enhance the skin's water-binding ability, providing increased levels of hydration. In addition, FOS are a perfect nutrient for beneficial bacteria, improving the microbiota balance of the skin and enhancing the defence against bacterial infection.

Polymnia sonchifolia root extract also contains proteins, making them a good source of essential amino acids capable of acting as natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) and serving as building blocks of dermal fibres collagen and elastin. The root juice is also rich in essential minerals like potassium and has high calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus.  This all contributes