For thousands of years, quinoa has grown on the Andean Altiplano and has been a food staple for its people. The Incas regarded it as a holy plant and worshiped its seeds. It is said that quinoa’s very high protein and amino acid content was a major food staple of the Incan civilization. Quinoa was rediscovered by westerners in the 1970s, and its seeds are now eaten for their exceptional nutritional benefits.
In cosmetics, quinoa seeds hydrate and provide nutrients that support the skin's natural barrier to help prevent moisture loss.
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The quinoa seeds used by Clarins Laboratories are acquired through organic farming practices.