100% WITHOUT PALM OIL

and all its derivatives

Palm oil is omnipresent in our lives, mainly in our food where manufacturers massively use it. Very rich in saturated fat, its excessive consumption causes real cardio-vascular risks. Furthermore, its intensive culture provokes massive deforestations. What we don’t know, is that palm oil is also omnipresent in our skincare products!

 

All cosmetic creams contain palm oil in hidden ways

PALM OIL DERIVATIVES PLAY A ROLE IN MANY COSMETIC FORMULATIONS

Detecting these derivatives in our usual cosmetics is very complicated.

To start getting an idea, a little list of the most used ones in useful!


Hundreds of cosmetic ingredients are derivatives of palm oil and have different functions: stabilize a formula (emulsifying agent…), modify the texture (esterified oils…), they even occupy a large portion of your cream's composition.

One of the problems when we want to pay attention is that it is very complicated to know which cosmetic ingredients are concerned because their names are generally very far from “palm”.

Compared to our food, where it is easy to find palm oil in the list of ingredients (it is indicated as “vegetal oil” or “vegetable fats”), it is harder in cosmetic products.

Here is a list of the most common ingredients to help you detect palm oil. When you have a quick peek at your cream, you’ll see at least one of these ingredients, almost always derivatives of palm oil:

-- Glycérine (the one contained in our formulas is from Canola oil) 

-- Caprylic Capric Triglyceride

-- Coco Caprylate Caprate

-- Decyl Oleate

-- Dicaprylyl Ether

-- Isopropyl Palmitate

-- Octyldodecanol

-- Oleyl Erucate

-- Oleyl Linoleate

-- Octyldodecanol...

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Cosmetics without palm oil, is it possible?

OmniprEsent, PALM OILS MUST NOT BE CONSIDERED A FATALITY

We tracked down the possible alternatives, and then we tested them until we found the best ones.

We also took care of making sure that our alternatives do not come from only one source.


Seeing the incredible number of ingredients issued from palm oil, it seems very difficult to do without it. Especially when all the professionnels whom we talked to about the project said it was impossible.

Thankfully, we didn’t give up and we challenged ourselves to show that creams WITHOUT ANY derivatives of palm oil could become a reality.

We fought to prove that another way of formulating cosmetics is possible. Because we can’t accept that cosmetic products, even those certified organic, contribute to deforestation… because for oO, organic is not just a charter to correspond to, it’s a way of life. A demand, an ideal and concrete actions to complete.

We took a bet to do what no one else has tried to do before us.

What did we end up with?

oO’S SKINCARE PRODUCTS ARE THE ONLY ONES IN THE WHOLE WORLD GUARANTEED WITHOUT PALM OIL AND ALL OF ITS DERIVATIVES. 

How did we do it?

1. We fully studied every single ingredient of natural origin at our disposal. 

2. We systematically eliminated all of the ones containing palm oil, even partially. 

3. We investigated to find palm-free ingredients.

4. We tested all the palm-free ingredients selected… with more or less success.

5,6,7.... We tried again until the result with these ingredients was perfectly satisfying.

If it’s not from palm, where does it come from?

 

Some of our ingredients come from wheat, others from Canola, others from lantana… The idea is, for us, to absolutely use ingredients from not only one vegetal source but many different ones.

 

We do not make a new palm oil out of another plant. We fight on the contrary to stop uniformizing, our biodiversified formulas clearly show that.

 

We are done using one and only ingredient for everything to make economies of scale.

 

Another cosmetic is possible.

 

Another economy is possible. 

 

Another world is possible.

 

Welcome!

 

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But, what is the problem with palm oil?

PALM OIL CAUSES A LOT OF GRAVE SANITARY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS (RAISES CARDIO-VASCULAR RISKS AND CAUSES MASSIVE DEFORESTATION)


Palm oil is the food and cosmetic ingredient we find in most of our every-day products.

Billions of gallons are necessary and to produce them, manufacturers take over South-East Asia and more and more Africa, thousands of acres of trees razed to the ground to transform them into palm groves. 

We started a blog in april 2010 on the subject, explaining the ravages of palm. It you want to learn more, here is an amazing initiative and a few articles that will interest you: 

Living without palm oil – I held up my end of the bargain: to stop consuming palm oil and its derivatives for a whole year.

And the palm goes to…

A star is born

If, in combination with using oO products, you want to do more against palm oil, here are a few organizations we like for their courage and perseverance to make manufacturers of palm stagger:

GREENPEACE.

CULTURAL SURVIVAL.

RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY.

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