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Rambutan bioactives for hair and skin

BASF is sourcing the raw materials for three new highly effective natural skin and hair care ingredients from two of Vietnam’s first organic-certified rambutan gardens.

The bioactives are extracted from the fruit’s peels, leaves and seeds – potential byproducts of fruit cultivation that are usually discarded. This form of upcycling benefits both the environment and local rural communities

Although Dong Nai province in Southeast Vietnam is one of the country’s main manufacturing hubs, its agricultural roots are also apparent: At the end of 2016, 278,000 hectares – 47.5% of the province’s area – were used for agriculture.1 The 11,000 hectares used for growing rambutan trees (Nephelium lappaceum) may not seem much, but they make Dong Nai the country’s most important cultivation area. Consumers include those who simply love the taste of the juicy fruits, people seeking out their many health benefits, which the ‘super fruits’ are famed for throughout Asia, and – since BASF launched three new bioactives that protect the skin and hair against pollution, dehydration and signs of ageing earlier this year – manufacturers of personal care products. 

Sustainable sourcing

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