PhytoCellTec™ Argan

Vitalizing dermal stem cells to improve skin density

About PhytoCellTec™ Argan

PhytoCellTec™ Argan is based on plant stem cells that are derived from the highly resistant and rare argan tree. PhytoCellTec™ Argan is the first active to demonstrate a proven protecting effect on real dermal stem cells, which is capable of achieving a deep-seated rejuvenation of the skin.



Mibelle Biochemistry has developed a novel plant cell culture technology (PhytoCellTec™) that enables the large-scale cultivation of callus (stem) cells from rare and protected plant species, such as Argania spinosa. The PhytoCellTec™ technology, which was recognized at the UN Conference Rio+20 as an Eco breakthrough, delivers a highly sustainable sourcing of this active. You can find further information on our PhytoCellTec™ website.


PhytoCellTec™ Argan Movie

Proven Efficacy

  • Increases dermal stem cell activity

  • Improves skin density in the upper dermis

  • Anti-wrinkle effect in crow’s feet

  • Tightening of the connective tissue (thighs)

  • In vivo study

  • In vitro study

Claim Ideas

  • Vitalizes and protects dermal stem cells
  • Reduces wrinkles (– 26 %)
  • Tightens and tones skin tissue
  • Increases skin firmness and density
  • Deep-seated rejuvenation of the skin
  • First cosmetic active with proven results for protecting and vitalizing dermal stem cells

Plant Source

PhytoCellTec Argan

The argan tree (Argania spinosa) is indigenous to the arid southwest region of Morocco. The tree has perfectly adapted to intense droughts and extremely high temperatures, which are typical in this region. Unfortunately, the argan tree population has shrunk because of extensive cultivation of the land. To protect the remaining trees the arganeraie forests in Morocco were designated as a UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve in 1998.

INCI (EU/PCPC) Declaration

Argania Spinosa Callus Culture Extract (and) Isomalt (and) Lecithin (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Aqua / Water

Recommended Use Level

0.4 – 1 %

Scientific Publications