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DSM Argan Oil: Nourishing and shine for skin and hair care from the tree of life

Kaiseraugst, CH, 30 Sep 2011 12:00 CEST

DSM Nutritional Products is proud to announce that its 100% pure Argan Oil is now certified to the highest organic certification standards by both ECOCERT and NATRUE.

Consumers worldwide are increasingly calling for natural Personal Care products that are not only safe and effective but also produced in an organic and sustainable manner. The double organic certification of Argan Oil is one of DSM’s innovative responses to this influential trend. ECOCERT and NATRUE certification represent the highest possible standards through the entire production chain.

Pure DSM Argan Oil possesses a high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and squalene. It therefore provides a nourishing, regenerating and protecting effect on the skin, helping to maintain the skin’s youth asset. It helps to replenish and restore skin’s barrier, leaving a non-greasy, smooth and moisturized skin. It has excellent emollient properties, providing a smooth skin feel and improving the skin’s complexion. “With its exceptional balance of precious lipids and antioxidants, Argan Oil is the ideal active ingredient for skin care formulas with a nourishing and anti-aging effect,” says Marie-Sophie Meisinger, DSM Nutritional Products’ Global Marketing Manager, Skin Care.

DSM Argan Oil is also a natural shine enhancer for the hair, and boosts shine at affordable concentrations when compared with leading market formulations. It offers flawless light reflection and delivers extra shine without leaving the hair greasy. Its natural balance of polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants helps maintain healthy-looking hair, making it particularly suitable for stressed and mature hair. “Next to shine Argan Oil provides extra care for dry or brittle hair, is easy to formulate in clear products with stable foam properties”, says Dr. Jochen Klock, DSM Nutritional Products’ Global Marketing Manager, Hair Care.

Produced fully in accordance with organic and fair trade principles, DSM Argan Oil is derived from Argania spinosa, a tree native to southwest Morocco. Argan Oil is highly suitable for state-of-the-art natural and organic formulations thanks to its specifically gentle cold-pressing process followed by a non-chemical deodorization. It has been recognized for centuries by the Berbers as the 'Tree of Life'. Argan Oil is traditionally used by Moroccan women for cosmetic properties as well as for cooking.