A climbing plant originally from the Amazon forest, Cat's Claw gets its name from the claw-like aspect at the base of its leaves. It has been used by Peruvian indian tribes for more than 2000 years for its many medicinal virtues. The results noted when treating many afflictions (wounds, asthma, rheumatism or vascular problems) caught the attention of scientists worldwide. In 1984, the World Health Organization organized the first international conference which focused solely on this plant. Its role in health care is comparable to that of quinine. On adipocyte cultures, extracts of Cat‘s Claw specifically inhibited the lipase lipoprotein (LPL), an enzyme that breaks down large molecules of fat to facilitate their storage in cells. Clarins is using Cat's Claw for the first time in cosmetology.