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Discover a new level of protection for an ultimate skin sensation

ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS rebalances UV-induced stress markers to normal levels and enhances the skin’s resistance to external stress factors: All of which helps preserve the natural balance of the skin for an ultimate sensation. Exposure to strong UV radiation and extreme temperatures in its mountain habitat have combined to make the Edelweiss flower an expert in self-preservation. So at DSM we decided to use our bright science to optimize the cosmetic performance of Edelweiss even further by creating a new variety called Leontopodium alpinum ‘Helvetia’- which forms the basis of our ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS extracts.

ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS stimulates key genes and proteins in the cornified envelope for optimal skin protection.

The plant

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is an Alpine “survival star” that grows at altitudes of up to 3,000 m, where it is exposed to high levels of UV radiation. There it has to contend with extremes of temperature, making Edelweiss an expert in self-protection.

ALPAFLOR® EDELWEISS extracts are produced from a variety of Leontopodium alpinum carefully developed to meet the specifications of DSM research teams. Leontopodium alpinum ‘Helvetia’ is cultivated at high altitude in the Swiss Alps using a unique process designed to ensure a maximum content of active compounds.