Our Story


At INOLEX, we are passionate about people and powered by chemistry. What you put on your body matters—and we know that the right ingredients make the difference.


We work closely with leading beauty care brands around the world, combining core scientific expertise with a deep understanding of market needs to deliver safe, effective and sustainable ingredients.


Throughout our 125 year history, INOLEX has been on the forefront of applying new technologies to anticipate and develop unique solutions. Today, we remain an independently-owned business, dedicated to transforming the possibilities of beauty care materials for the future.


It is our objective to enhance every consumer product that we can through our ingredients. For us, that starts by thinking differently, listening to the needs of our partners, and staying agile in our approach. It also means being conscientious of our impact on the environment and conducting our business in a mindful way. 


Our actions speak for themselves: INOLEX products address major market needs through our alternative preservation systems, silicone-replacements, natural ingredients, palm-free products, and other green chemistry-based ingredients.  We balance lab and nature to create sustainable, life ingredients.


We are proud to be Philadelphia based for over 125 years, with offices, labs and operations around the world. Our local identity helps us appreciate distinct cultural approaches to beauty care. Combined with our spirit of collaboration and our custom applications platform for clients, we are advancing the beauty care industry for consumers—one ingredient at a time.





Jan. 13, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA USA)
INOLEX announces the sale of Lexolube

Sept. 30, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA USA)
Cristina Saiani to lead new INOLEX headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sept. 28, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA USA)
INOLEX's Daniel Sujo Awarded Delaware Valley Young Engineer of the Year

Sept. 7, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA USA)
INOLEX Appoints New Global Head of Sales
 - Art Knox

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About Us

INOLEX is an independent, global personal care ingredients manufacturing company focused on the Beauty and Personal Care market.
With a deep understanding of lifestyle trends and expertise in synthesis and formulation, INOLEX provides innovative materials used by the world's leading cosmetic and consumer product companies. 


These include new non-toxic technologies for preserving cosmetics, high performance polymers for Sun are applications and renewable green-chemistry ingredients that replace petrochemicals.

INOLEX is solution focused and is committed to providing  innovative and safe ingredients for hair care, skin care and all cosmetic applications. Using sustainable technologies, INOLEX is dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity and sustainability in all that we do.

Where We Are

INOLEX Corporate Headquarters
2101 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148 USA

office +1 215 271 0800
fax     +1 215 271 6282
email info@inolex.com