Is palm oil-free the future of beauty?

As the topic of palm oil hits our screens once again, since Iceland was forced to remove its Greenpeace advert - due to political reasons - Cosmetics Business looks into the sometimes controversial cosmetics ingredient and finds out why this one of many vegetable oils is causing such a stir in the industry

Asorbyl palmitate, palmate, sodium laureth sulphate, elaeis guineensis, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid and hydrated palm glycerides. These are ingredients that are likely to be found in every bathroom cupboard - but what are they?

These are derivatives of a cosmetic ingredient that has managed to cause one of the most widespread controversies of a generation. The answer?

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