Lavera Stops Using Pure Palm Oils

Sunday, 13 October 2013  |  Sarah

Lavera Stops Using Pure Palm Oils

Lavera, known for their forward thinking, have been examining their ingredients and alternatives to Palm Oil.The following statement was released by Lavera:

Palm Oil is a vegetable oil which is obtained from the fruit pulp of the oil palm. Due to its high melting point, it is well suited for cosmetics. In natural cosmetics, such vegetable oils are an important component of the formulation, particularly as a natural consistency regulator, as we cannot and do not want to use mineral-oil based raw materials.

When purchasing, lavera pay attention to where the Palm Oil originates from and if our ethical requirements are met. We have always taken care to reduce the use of pure palm oil (certified organic) as much as possible and after product improvements and re-launches, we have now reached a complete abandonment of pure palm oil (INCI: Elaeis Guineensis(Palm) Kernel Oil) in the formulations of all lavera products.

However, in the field of cosmetics it is not possible, at the moment to completely work without raw materials originating from Palm Oil. Some examples of Palm Oil derivatives are: Hydrogenated PalmGlycerides/ Hydrogenated Palm KernelGlycerides, Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate. This indirect use of Palm Oil cannot be compared with the mass production of Palm Oil that is often discussed in the media.

Furthermore, we have technical datasheets, which make it possible to track the origin of our raw materials. Of course, we continuously research for alternatives, but up to now, no manufacturers of suitable raw materials for our formulas exist. We will continually review our complex formulations but they cannot be changed without an extensive amount of time being spent on research and development and we will continue laboriously adjusting and improving our formulas.

Therefore, we are currently not able to completely replace the derivatives of Palm Oil. However, we feel it is an important step to advise all our customers that we do not use pure Palm Oil (INCI: Elaeis Guineensis (Palm)Kernel Oil) anymore. All the ranges we stock are full of organic and natural ingredients that feed and nourish the skin allowing it to function efficiently and naturally.

Source: Pravera News 

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