Does Aesop use Palm Oil?

We use certified sustainable (mass balance) Sodium Palm Kernelate and Sodium Palmate in our Body Cleansing Soap Slab.

We offset our remaining palm oil and palm-derived ingredient consumption through the Palm Trace scheme run by Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). These certificates give money back to growers who produce sustainable palm oil to reward and encourage their efforts.

We recognise the complex ethical, social and environmental issues associated with the production and consumption of Palm Oil and the significant impacts on biodiversity. Though it may seem that the best solution is to replace palm oil with other types of vegetable oil, this would lead to further social, ethical and environmental implications.

We support and use Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified ingredients in our formulations because we are acutely aware that switching to an alternate source would result in greater land being consumed.

We are working towards sourcing only certified sustainable materials from segregated supply chains as demand for these ingredients within the cosmetic industry increases.

Should you wish to learn more about Certified Sustainable Palm Oil please see the RSPO website

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