A small bush from the tropical Americas which grows happily in direct sunlight, pushing its branches bearing clusters of bright, yellow flowers towards the sky. Its leaves are well-known in traditional medicine for effectively treating various skin disorders. Clarins Research discovered that Senna leaves contain high levels of phenol acids, flavonoids and tannins, making them ideal protectors against damage to cell structure during sun exposure (cell nucleus and mitochondrion DNA) . Clarins Laboratories created the Phyto-Sunactyl 2 complex by combining Senna, Baobab, Olive tree, Plane tree and Pea. This unique complex is present in all of Clarins Protective Sun Care and protects epidermal cells and their genetic structure from the harmful effects of the sun.