BASF Beauty Care Solutions has been awarded the ‘Fair for Life’ (FFL) label by Ecocert for its active ingredient, Lipofructyl Argan (INCI: Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil), a moisturizing oil.
Under this Fair Trade standard, the organic certification organization evaluates the social, environmental and local impact of supply chains. Lipofructyl Argan is one of three ingredients produced through BASF’s Argan Program, which studies the argan tree, the oil and its byproducts while diversifying the revenue of the relevant cooperatives and fostering the preservation of argan forests.
Besides Fair Trade certified argan oil, other parts of the tree, which reportedly had not previously been valorized for cosmetic applications, have additionally been used to develop active anti-aging ingredients. Examples include leaf and pulp extracts.
“Conscious consumerism and ethical beauty are key drivers for the personal care industry. People are increasingly looking for products that are as good for them as they are for the planet and its residents,” said Amandine Peguin, raw material sourcing manager at BASF Beauty Care Solutions. “We are pleased that we can facilitate this important development with our Argan Program. The renewed certification by Ecocert for our active ingredient is a recognition of our efforts.”
For more information, contact BASF.