Baccharis is an aromatic plant from the Amazon growing up to 2m in height, which produces small white flowers at its extremities. Many indigenous populations across South America use Baccharis as a source of food but especially as a depurative and an aid to weight control. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is used to help fight digestive disorders. Baccharin, extracted from Baccharis, is used exclusively and for the first time by Clarins for its slimming benefits. Baccharin inhibits metalloproteinases, the enzymes responsible for the development of fatty tissue.