Discovering the alpine plants of Valais and their use

PhytoArk is a technology site specifically for companies whose core activity involves the commercial exploitation of natural ingredients. These companies design high value-added products in the following domains: ingredients market, the cosmetic, food, nutrition-health and the phyto-pharmacy.

This visit allows you, for an afternoon, to discover the activities of PhytoArk, Pharmalp, Agroscope and Mediplant, on the theme of the valuation of the alpine plants in cosmetics.


  - Welcome at the PhytoArk 
  - Introduction to the theme of the alpine plants and their use
  - Visit of the installations of cosmetics manufacturing, packaging and R&D
  - Introduction to the company Pharmalp and its products based on alpine plants
  - Visit of Mediplant and Agroscope (culture, taming, drying of plants)
  - Visit of the pre-industrial platform of plant extraction at the PhytoArk
  - Workshop on cosmetic creams
  - Apéritif (movie about innovation in the Valais)

At the term of the visit, every participant leaves with a jar of cream which he/she will have contributed to make.


The next visit planned take place on October 20th, 2016. Pre-reservation by email is required. Click the link below.

The welcome is held at 13:45 o'clock at the PhytoArk, route des Eterpys 22 in Conthey


Arval – Mediplant – PharmAlp – PhytoArk – Agroscope