Palm Oil In Cosmetics, Part 1 of 3

Published on: March 23, 2021

Palm oil derives from the fruit of the oil palm that is grown in the humid tropics.

Palm oil is an invisible part of our lives as a functional ingredient in many of the food, personal care, and household products that we use on a daily basis. There is palm oil in your cosmetic products, as well, because it mixes easily with other ingredients, makes your products creamy, and improves product stability and shelf life.

And, looking at the current price for palm oil-based ingredients, it is obviously an inexpensive option. Yet, the price does not take into consideration the damage palm oil production causes. The true cost of palm oil is much higher if we monetize the environmental destruction that has been taking place to produce it.

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Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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