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DSM Picks Alpine Flowers to Take Cosmetic Ingredients to New Heights

3:59 AM MDT | June 26, 2009 | Alex Scott in the Swiss Valais

A small field located more than 1,500 meters above sea-level at the foot of a Swiss mountain is an unlikely place for a chemical company to source raw materials. Yet this field, near Reppaz, and several others like it across the Swiss Valais area of Switzerland, is where DSM uniquely is sourcing about 30 species of plants for processing into a range of high-value active substances for cosmetics, and ingredients for food and drink.   Active ingredients in the selected Alpine plants have a range of effects on human skin including anti-ageing...

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