Validating ingredient claims with trustmarks

We are committed to being transparent and forthcoming about ingredient claims to enable sustainable choices in ingredient selection. We use a combination of internal and third-party standards and we seek certifications from reputable certifying bodies. This thorough process results in validated and substantiated claims regarding naturality, sustainability, compliance, and more.

Certifications Awarded by Third Parties

The following markings indicate certifications or approvals that are awarded by independent, third-party organizations.

NSF/ANSI 305 Approved

The National Sanitation Foundation certifies formulations as Containing Organic Ingredients under the NSF/ANSI 305 Certification. Ingredients meeting the NSF/ANSI 305 criteria are approved for use in certified formulations. INOLEX products with this marking are acceptable for use in NSF/ANSI 305 certified personal care products or pending acceptance verification.

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USDA BioPreferred Certified

The USDA BioPreferred Program certifies percent biobased content using an ASTM test method for analysis of New Organic Carbon. INOLEX products with this marking have achieved or are in the process of third-party verification of biobased content and USDA BioPreferred certification.

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COSMOS Natural Approved

The COSMOS standard is a widely used organic and natural cosmetic standard. Raw materials that contain organic content or are manufactured according to the COSMOS-standard can achieve COSMOS-standard approval. INOLEX products with this marking are COSMOS Natural Approved or awaiting approval.

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NATRUE Approved

The NATRUE Standard and Label is one of the highest benchmarks for natural and organic cosmetics at an international level. NATRUE approved ingredients contain only substances classified as natural, derived natural and nature-identical and may be used in NATRUE certified finished products. INOLEX products with this marking are NATRUE approved or awaiting approval.

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RSPO Mass Balance Certified

INOLEX is a proud member of The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and has achieved RSPO Supply Chain Certification. Our entire portfolio of palm-derived ingredients are offered exclusively as RSPO Mass Balance certified material.

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Halal Certified by IFANCA

All INOLEX ingredients have earned Halal Certification which provides guarantee of purity and quality in accordance with Sharia law. The certification involves a yearly audit to verify purity of feedstocks, processing aids, cleaning products, transport, packaging, and more.

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ChemFORWARD SAFER™

ChemFORWARD’s SAFER program is a rigorous third-party disclosure and assessment of raw material ingredients against comprehensive human and environmental impacts to verify safer ingredients in accordance with the program rules.

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The following markings indicate certifications or approvals that are awarded by independent, third-party organizations.

Standards Upheld by INOLEX

The following markings indicate important standards that INOLEX upholds internally through raw material sourcing and/or finished ingredient evaluations.

100% Natural

INOLEX technologies are designed with the goal of having high natural content. All technologies carrying this symbol contain 100% plant-based carbon, are certified by the USDA Biopreferred Program, and are manufactured using the Principles of Green Chemistry.

Non-palm

INOLEX recognizes the value in reducing the cosmetic industry’s dependence on palm and the performance benefits that alternative plant sources can bring ingredients. INOLEX products with this marking do not contain palm or palm derivatives.

Biodegradable

INOLEX employs OECD 301B test methods in addition to critical analysis of chemical structures and chemical nature to determine biodegradation status of substances and ingredient blends. INOLEX products with this marking meet the criteria for readily, ultimately, or inherently biodegradable.

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ISO 16128 Natural-Derived

The ISO 16128 International Standard provides guidelines on definitions and criteria for natural cosmetic ingredients, including an approach to calculate natural origin index for natural derived ingredients. INOLEX products with this marking have a calculated Natural Origin Index greater than 0.5 and are compliant with the ISO 16128 Derived Natural Ingredient processing requirements.

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Vegan & Cruelty-Free

INOLEX is committed to animal welfare and our portfolio exemplifies this commitment. Our complete portfolio is vegan-friendly. We do not sell animal-products or animal byproduct-derived products, and we do not test our products on animals.

Kosher Compliant

All INOLEX products comply with the principles of Kosher requirements. INOLEX strives to make our high performance technologies accessible to all.

Clean Beauty Preferred

Ingredients in this category are compliant with clean beauty retailers such as Follain, Credo, and Detox Market & traditional retailer programs such as Clean at Sephora and Whole Foods. Ingredients in this category are also compliant with EWG Verified. These compliances are verified by Novi Connect.

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China IECIC Listed

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issues an Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC). Ingredients not listed in this inventory must be approved by the CFDA before they can be used in cosmetics in China. INOLEX products with this marking are listed in the IECIC.

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The following markings indicate important standards that INOLEX upholds internally through raw material sourcing and/or finished ingredient evaluations.