Palm Oil Free
These products have no palm oil or its derivates in their ingredients.
Palm Oil comes from a tropical plant named Elaeis guineensis, which is grown in plantations in Indonesia that contribute to habitat loss for the Orangutangs, an endangered species.
In cosmetics, its presence is often less obvious. Any ingredient which includes the word “palm” (palmitate, palmitoyl or simply palm) will include palm oil. Other ingredients which commonly but not always use palm oil include cetyl alcohol, isopropyl, sodium lauryl sulphate, steareths, fatty alcohol sulphates, glycerine, cocoa butter equivalent and cocoa butter substitute.
There is a sustainable palm oil (CSPO) which is grown in other countries that do not impact on orangutang habitat.