Palm is a versatile, widely used crop. It has a high oil yield per land making it a desirable choice for high volume applications. However, negative practices within the palm industry have given the plant a bad name. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) works to combat these negative practices. This is why at Inolex we source 100% RSPO Mass Balance certified palm.

Sustainability Benefits

Palm produces about 5000 kg of oil per hectare per year
Palm cultivation is a valued source of employment and economic growth
All palm-derived products at Inolex are certified Mass Balance by RSPO
RSPO-certified growers account for 19% of global palm oil production
Oil can be extracted from both the palm fruit and the palm seed

Featured Products Derived from Palm

LexFeel™ N350 MB

Dimethicone Alternative & Hair Color Protectant
  • 350 cSt dimethicone alternative
  • Hair color protection benefits
  • Improved skin-feel and wet / dry comb performance
  • 100% natural, vegan, and readily biodegradable
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LexFeel™ N5 MB

100% Plant-Based Light Dimethicone Alternative
  • Matches spreading speed of 10 cSt dimethicone
  • Tack reduction properties
  • Dispersing emollient for pigments
  • 100% natural, NSF / ANSI 305 Approved
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Spectrastat™ G2 Natural MB

100% Natural Broad Spectrum Preservation System
  • Plant-based preservation system
  • NATRUE approved & 100% biobased content
  • Broad spectrum performance
  • Pass industry-standard challenge test
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Lexgard® Natural MB

100% Plant-Based Optimized Preservation Combination
  • 100% natural & COSMOS certified
  • Optimized bacteriostatic system
  • Emollient, co-emulsifier, & skin re-fatting agent
  • Create alternative preservation systems
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Lexol™ GT-865 MB

Medium Chain Triglyceride Emollient
  • 100% plant-based emollient
  • NATRUE approved
  • High quality caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • Derived from RSPO Mass Balance palm oil
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RSPO ensures the credibility of sustainability claims on palm and works to limit issues such as deforestation and negative labor practices while supporting smallholders.

Our source for palm comes primarily from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and limited sourcing from Thailand.

Due to efficiency of this plant, it is sustainable to continue to use palm for high volume applications as long as we work alongside RSPO to improve the practices within the industry. However, in the meantime, if you choose to formulate without palm, INOLEX has many non-palm options which you can filter for on the Our Products page.

RSPO Mass Balance Supply Chain Model