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Inolex Has a Solution to the Palm Oil Problem


Launches SustOleo, a line of palm-free ingredients at stand D60.

Inolex (stand D60) is launching SustOleo, a complete system of palm-free ingredients, during In-Cosmetics.


“We are pleased to provide this completely palm-free solution for formulators seeking a true alternative,” said Fana Makonnen, technical marketing manager, Inolex. “Consumers, retailers and brands are increasingly focused on the environmental impact of their products, and we believe that SustOleo provides a significant step forward not just for meeting consumer preferences but also in improving the world around us.”


Inolex notes that the palm industry has long been criticized for its negative environmental and ecological impacts. It has been associated with deforestation, habitat destruction, climate change, animal cruelty, indigenous rights abuses and biodiversity destruction. Sustainable palm organizations have attempted to monitor palm production with limited effectiveness due to the complicated web of relationships and abundant loopholes, according to the company. As a result, personal care consumers, retailers, and brands are looking for ways to fully exit the palm industry.

SustOleo ingredients provide new and innovative palm-free alternatives for ingredient categories that have historically been palm-derived. These ingredients include sensory fluids, emulsifiers, and texturizers that are biodegradable and natural. With a robust and sustainable supply chain, reliable origins, and reasonable costs, Inolex’s SustOleo line provides a unique solution for the increasingly environmentally-conscious personal care industry.

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