PHILADELPHIA, PA, | 13 July 2021
INOLEX has received Halal Certification for its entire product portfolio, meeting the standards for composition, manufacturing, and production that are required when providing ingredients for halal consumers.
INOLEX transitioned its entire portfolio to vegan-friendly and cruelty-free in 2018 and has verified its ingredients to meet halal requirements since this time. Achieving the next milestone of Halal Certification is an important part of the journey towards inclusive beauty. Halal Certification is also a continuation of INOLEX’s path to bring greater transparency to its product offering. To be certified halal, ingredients must be traceable and be produced in conformity with the standards of Sharia law. The certification of ingredients provides end consumers confidence that they can extend halal practices to their beauty care routine.
“It is our mission to serve consumers with a wide range of cultures and beauty care ideals,” said Lisa Gandolfi, VP Marketing. “Halal Certification reflects our desire to respect the beliefs and cultural standards to which many of our brands and end consumers adhere.”
Over the past several years, INOLEX has placed increased focus on qualifying the naturality of its ingredients through third party verification. Halal Certification provides guarantee of purity and quality to meet the religious compliance of the Muslim community. A yearly audit to verify purity of feedstocks, processing aids, cleaning products, transport, and packaging, among other safeguards, will be conducted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA ) to ensure international standards are met in accordance with Sharia law. INOLEX employees will also receive annual training on these standards.
“Halal Certification is an important step for us to make our high performing and sustainable ingredients accessible for all expressions of beauty care and wellness,” said Gandolfi. “We are proud to include this certification with our growing body of third-party verifications, which includes USDA BioPreferred , COSMOS; NSF/ANSI:305; and NATRUE.”
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 ingredients. The company delivers emerging ingredients across all major beauty care categories, focusing on new biobased technologies that are authentically traceable and independently certified. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; Biodegradable 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.
The INOLEX innovation platform is guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life cycle thinking. The company is recognized for its leading proprietary technologies—with an emphasis on natural, plant-based solutions—in Alternative Preservation, Silicone Alternatives, Palm Alternatives, Film Formers, and Conditioning Agents. INOLEX is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is RSPO Supply Chain Certified, and offers 100% of its palm-derived products exclusively as RSPO Mass Balance. Notable product innovation awards include the 2020 Sustainability Award from Henkel Beauty, presented during the 2020 ACI Annual Meeting in Orlando, for LexFeel™ D5, a sustainable, highperformance silicone alternative ingredient; the 2020 HPCI Innovation Award for AminoSensyl™ Amino Lipid Platform of 100% natural, quat-free conditioning ingredients; the 2018 ITEHPEC Innovation Award in LATAM for LexFeel™ Vibrant, a patented color-enhancing sensory agent; Finalist in the Sustainability Beauty Awards for SustOleo™ MCT, a natural palm-free sensory ingredient alternative that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content; and the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense™, a cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content.