As a pioneer in developing healthy and ethically sourced bioactive ingredient solutions, DSM's Personal Care business in Switzerland uses the edelweiss flower for its ability to withstand large variations in temperature and dehydration. Our scientists extracted the plant’s unique compounds in order to develop new and sustainable bioactive ingredients for skin care customers.
The team had a clear vision for its new product: sustainability (including fair trade), traceability and quality. We put in place measures to guarantee the traceability of the Alpaflor® range to cosmetics customers. In order to demonstrate that the product is fully organic and sustainable, we traced the origins of the final product back to the plant’s seed.