How Esoterance remains completely Palm Oil free
For starters, Esoterance does not include any palm oil nor palm oil derived ingredients.
The real challenge was being able to make our products free from any palm oil derived emulsifiers and preservatives, while at the same time remaining 100% non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, non-harmful in any way and still being environmentally friendly as well.
Thankfully after research and testing, Esoterance was able to devise formulas by using a combination of two new emulsifiers that are palm oil free. Our primary emulsifier is created from glucose that comes from either wheat, maize or cassava along with fat, derived from colza oil. Its glucolipid structure means that it has intrinsic hydrating properties, facilitating the action of hydrating active ingredients. It has excellent eco credentials and is approved by COSMOS and certified by the Soil Association. Our secondary emulsifier derived from corn which also has the benefit of acting as a natural lubricant to help keep skin soft and smooth, while also helping prevent moisture loss.
As for our preservative, we opted to use Naticide which legally we have to list it as “parfum” in our ingredients list. The reason we chose this preservative is because it ticks all our boxes, being broad spectrum, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, non-irritating, and environmentally friendly as it does not have a negative impact on the environment when rinsed off, and it is not derived from palm oil. Naticide is derived from almond trees, as such it has a light almond and vanilla scent which is imparted on our products. So do not be alarmed that our ingredients list includes “Parfum” this is not a fragrance, it is in fact a preservative which is derived from almond trees. It is perfectly safe, ensuring that our products do not grow bacteria, mould and fungus.
When it comes to other typical palm oil derived ingredients, Esoterance ensures that they are derived from other sources, such as our glycerine which is manufactured from flaxseeds.