BASF celebrates the 10th anniversary of its argan program

BASF, a chemicals manufacturing corporation, has announced the 10th anniversary of its Argan Program, a Southern Morocco-based initiative designed to study the argan tree as well as to valorize its oil and by-products.

Since the program’s inception in 2005, BASF has commercialized three ingredients including an organic and fair-trade certified oil, a skin-tightening protein extract from oil cakes, and an anti-aging extract. Recently, BASF commercialized a new anti-aging ingredient, which improves the firmness of the skin as well as increases the volume of the cheeks and lips. Currently, 1,000 women in rural Southern Morroco are currently benefitting from the program.