2101 South Swanson Street
United States

+1 215 271 0800



INOLEX is a leading global cosmetic ingredient company at the forefront of innovation in the categories of alternative preservation, silicone alternatives, conditioning agents, film-formers, and palm alternatives. Guided by the principles of green chemistry and INOLEX's commitment to ingredient safety, our cutting-edge sustainable and plant-based chemistries respect the environment, provide high performance, and delight consumers.


INOLEX innovation includes 100% natural technologies for preserving cosmetics, high performance biodegradable film formers for sun care, and 100% natural high-performance sensory ingredients for superior performance to silicones.

INOLEX is committed to Green Chemistry innovation and the preservation of biodiversity in all its activities. We are acutely focused on high quality and sustainable products, and effective solutions for diverse formulation challenges.

Key Personnel

  • David Plimpton Chief Executive Officer & President
  • Ken Fischer Chief Administration Officer
  • Charlie Widmer VP, Head of Marketing & Corporate Development
  • Art Knox VP, Global Head Personal Care Sales
  • Rocco Burgo Chief Scientist
  • Michael J. Fevola Ph.D. VP, Head of Research & Development
  • Ted Laarkamp VP, Director of Operations
  • Lisa Gandolfi Ph.D. Director of Marketing

Technologies, Patents, New Products

  • LexFeel WOW 100% natural cyclomethicone alternative
  • LexFeel WOW DT 100% natural cyclomethicone alternative with a dry touch
  • LexFilm Sun Natural readily biodegradable and water-resistant film former
  • LexFeel Vibrant sensory agent for enhanced color vibrancy and payoff

Major Markets

  • Hair Care
  • Skin Care
  • Sun Care
  • Color Cosmetics
  • Body Care
  • Alternative Preservation
  • Silicone Alternatives
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Solvents
  • Sensory Fluids
  • Film Formers
  • Conditioning Agents
  • Palm-Free Alternatives

Major Products

  • LexFeel WOW and WOW DT 100% natural cyclomethicone alternatives, palm-free and NSF certified.
  • LexFeel D4 and LexFeel D5 Cyclotetrasiloxane and Cyclopentasiloxane alternatives.
  • LexFeel N Series 100% natural dimethicone alternatives.
  • Emulsense HC 100% plant-based, Palm-free, ECOCERT approved, and NSF certified cationic conditioning agent for hair conditioning and skin care
  • Kerabase Complete conditioning base designed for performance and ease-of-use.
  • Kerazyne Novel polymeric conditioning additive for hair care.
  • ProCondition 22 Substantive conditioning agent for both leave-on and rinse-off products.
  • ClariSilk 2-in-1 Conditioning agent for clear shampoos and conditioners.
  • Spectrastat Broad spectrum alternative preservation based on 100% natural Caprylhydroxamic Acid.
  • Lexgard Alternative preservation system components for cosmetic ingredients.
  • LexFilm Sun Natural 100% natural and readily biodegradable water-resistant film former for sun care and skin care.
  • WetFilm Water-resistant film former for wet skin applications.
  • SustOleo Palm-free and NSF certified texturizers, emollients and emulsifiers
  • PhytoTrace Traceable, sustainable botanical extracts, NSF certified.

Global Capabilities

Global Headquarters:
Philadelphia, PA USA

European Headquarters:
Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany
Guangzhou, China
Kent, England
Paris, France
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pennsylvania, USA
Kallo, Belgium
Kwai Fong, Hong Kong


LipFeel; Emulsense; Spectrastat; LexFeel; Lexgard; LexFilm; Kerabase; Kerazyne; ProCondition; SustOleo; ClariSilk; PhytoTrace; LexSolv; Lexquat; WetFilm; Lexaine.