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From June to September, the Spergularia's pink flowers blossom on sandy rock areas across Europe, North Africa and Asia. Spergularia grows in abundance thanks to its long, tough root that grows down deeply into the ground to find sufficient water supplies. In North Africa, it is ground into a powder and mixed with olive oil to make a cream that diminishes the visible appearance of freckles. Spergularia is also known as 'stone-breaker » and is used for medicinal purposes when treating kidney stones. A Clarins exclusive ingredient, Spergularia demonstrated its anti-hyperpigmentation benefits during in vitro tests.