Inolex has obtained USDA Biobased certification for 55 of its products in the USDA BioPreferred Program, making it the largest portfolio of personal care ingredients to be offered under the USDA Certified Biobased Product label.
Managed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the USDA BioPreferred Program defines
biobased as those products derived, in whole or in significant part, from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials not derived from petroleum. The USDA BioPreferred Program manages the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. A USDA Certified Biobased Product is a product that has achieved third-party verification of biobased content and has earned USDA certification and approval to display the label.
Inolex products were processed through the SEI Biobased Certification Program which includes testing for biobased content in accordance with an approved ASTM test method (D6866) at a certified ASTM laboratory.
Of the Inolex products USDA Certified Biobased, more than half contain 100% certified biobased content and 90% contain 80–100% certified biobased content. This accomplishment is further evidence of INOLEX’s commitment to create leading, innovative technologies with an emphasis on plant-based and sustainable ingredients.
“Consumers are very interested in buying natural beauty products, but there is a lot of noise in our
industry about what “natural” means. It’s an issue that our industry is working hard to resolve. At
Inolex, we define our products as “natural” when they contain 100% plant-based carbon and are
made using green chemistry principles. Having a portfolio of natural certifications provides additional support to our definition of natural. We are excited to add the USDA BioPreferred Program to our portfolio of certifications as an important step in defining natural or biobased with scientific credibility,” said Rocco Burgo, chief scientist at Inolex.
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