TrichoCell™ Technology

Argan Spinosa

Cutting Edge Powerful TrichoCell™ Ingredients – Argan Spinosa  

PhyteCellTec Argan – revolutionary plant stem cells from argan, a new active from the ancient berber tree.
Redensifies hair by stem cell activation, vitalizing and protecting dermal stem cells.

The Argan Story

Argan Spinosa – one of the oldest tree species in the world.

  • Argan (Argania spinosa) grows to 8-10 meters high, and lives to 150-200 years.
  • Belongs to the oldest tree species of the world (sapotaceae) – its age is 80 Mio. Years (when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth)!
  • Argan trees grow only in the southwestern part of Morocco in a small area covering only 8000km2.

Argan – Adapted to Extreme Drought

  • Argan trees are able to resist extreme droughts and extremely high temperatures > 50°C
  • Roots can grow up to 30 meters long.
  • During prolonged drought, the trees dry out and remain in a state of dormancy for several years. When the humidity level rises, it suddenly comes back to life.
  • Argan trees have become a rare an endangered species (UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity since 1999).

Novel PhytoCellTec Argan Techology

Plant Cell Cultures to Produce PhytoCellTec Argan

  • Wounding argan sprouts to induce the formation of a callus tissue.
  • Growing callus cells in liquid cultures.
  • Disrupture of the cells, extracting the oil- and water-soluble ingredients with liposomal bilayers.
  • Spraying on a powder based on Isomalt.

Sustainable technology for rare and endangered plant species like the argan (only a small part of the plant is needed)

Efficiency of PhytoCellTec Argan

1. Skin Density

p=0.004 versus initial conditions

Treatment with PhytoCellTec™ Argan leads to an increase in skin density of 12.7% after 8 weeks treatment.

Thus, by increasing dermal density, Argan stem cell extract can help support a healthy scalp.

2. Effect of PhytoCellTecTM Argan on Sphere Forming Efficiency (SFE) of Dermal Stem Cell

Sphere Forming Efficiency SFE Microscopic counting of sphere number after 3 weeks

89% more spheres with PhytoCellTec Argan, thus improving the efficiency. This indicates that these newly activated dermal stem cells could then stimulate the formation of hair follicles and hair growth in humans.