Galanga or Chinese ginger is a shrub originating from South-East Asia. Its black, knotty rhizome is very similar to the ginger one. It has been listed for ages in the Chinese pharmacopoeia because of its digestive properties but above all, for its energising and even aphrodisiac virtues. When applied onto skin, it brings energy and vitality. Clarins Research extracts from its rhizome a rich concentrate of essential oils, flavonoids, minerals, sugars. Its stimulating, revitalising and anti-free radical properties are used, for the first time, in cosmetology.