The European Organization of Cosmetic Ingredients Industries and Services (UNITIS) has named Olivier Khuu, Director of INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo, as Chairman of their Executive Committee.
Khuu will lead the organization in its mission to standardize and provide greater transparency to the toxicological assessment of cosmetic ingredients from natural origins. He is charged with overseeing the completion of the NCS TOX Project, a global research initiative to establish a predictive database on the toxicology of Natural Complex Substances – Plant Extracts (NCS). The effort, which is slated for completion in 2022, will produce data on over 25,000 molecules from one thousand plants.
“It is an honor to serve the association and its members in this leadership capacity,” said Khuu. “The NCS TOX Project is a significant effort to demonstrate ingredient safety and to promote innovation through access to standardized scientific data on plant-based materials used in cosmetics and nutraceutical products.”
Khuu brings decades of experience in cosmetics and beauty care to his board appointment with UNITIS. Since 2017, he has served as Director of INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo which produces and distributes natural and organic plant and herbal extracts for beauty care.
“We are in a new era of responsibility to our communities, from industry partners to consumers,” said Khuu. “UNITIS is committed to providing digital access to qualified scientific data on the composition of natural ingredient sources. Formulators and industry experts can be confident in the safety of the ingredients they use, and better promote the use of naturals in the beauty supply chain.”
Khuu has been a contributing a member of the UNITIS Board since 2018. He succeeds Ricard Armengol, who served as Chairman of the organization for eight years.
About INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo
INOLEX joined with ieS Labo in 2015 to become a global leader in natural products and green chemistry for cosmetics. Together they became INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo. In partnership with local family farmers, INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo provides the highest traceability, quality, and environmentally responsible ingredients and extracts. INOLEX Provence, ieS Labo produces a vast range of plant extracts in liquid form using different carrying systems and a range of preservation options. The carrying system is selected based on the active substance and the cosmetic formulations properties.
INOLEX is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that delivers natural, sustainable, and innovative technologies for health, beauty, and wellness. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and lifecycle thinking, INOLEX balances technology and nature to create sustainable, life ingredients. The company delivers emerging ingredients across all major beauty care categories, focusing on new bio-based technologies that are authentically traceable and independently certified. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; Highperformance Polymers for Sun Care; Alternatives for Silicones; Natural and Quat-free Cationic Conditioning Agents; and Palm Alternatives, with a focus on plant-based, certified natural options in all categories.