Argital was founded in Milan in 1976 with the aim of studying the properties of green clay and formulating natural skincare. Within a few years, Argital became a leader in the production of natural green clay-based cosmetics that are free from preservatives, perfumes and other synthetic substances. In addition to the marine green clay, Argital uses exclusively certified natural ingredients in all of its products. The fragrances of its products are derived from infusions of pure essential oils blended with herbal extracts. The quality of its products is also connected to its manufacturing location. For this reason, in 2005 the company moved its operational headquarters to Sicily, to a location that is sunny, breezy and clean, that sits in front of the Mediterranean Sea and close to the pit from which the green clay is excavated. The collaborators in Argital are 40 employees; young, capable and motivated.
A Morning in Milan
Argital was established in Milan as a result of the fateful meeting of Giuseppe Ferraro, a young biologist bursting with new ideas, Graziella, his loving companion, and the bright and cheerful Pietro Bianchi, founder of Kl, the top firm in the distribution of organic products. They all had one firm belief in common, the certainty as to the unique quality of clay as an essential ingredient in the creation of avant-garde cosmetic products. The first step was to pinpoint the area where the best clay was to be found: Sicily. Success followed upon success with Argital expanding its research work to include other natural active ingredients, formulating over eighty products for body beauty, hygiene and well-being.
A Rare Context Today
The pliant forces of the clay, along with the sunlight, the warmth emanating from Mount Etna, the wind that recounts stories from around the world, the fiery sunsets, the incessant rhythm of the waves of the Mediterranean, the countryside with its age-old olive trees and a social fabric that is still rich in humanity. This, in the extreme south of Sicily, is the context in which Argital creates and produces just a stone's throw away from the very pit where Argital excavates its millennia-old green clay - the primary raw material used in all of Argital's cosmetic products.
A dynamic, serene work environment, composed of young, capable and motivated employees. These are the fundamental components of a tight-knit team that follows, systematically and one step at a time, the creation of every single product at different stages of the production process. All under the guidance of Argital's founder, Dr Giuseppe Ferraro. The result is evidenced in Argital's products, in which professionalism of the team and the high quality of the raw material are expressed at the highest level.