Palm oil dropped from ethical brand's products

Brand axes palm oil and phenoxyethanol

British beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty has relaunched its range with new formulas, dropping palm oil and phenoxyethanol from its ingredients list. The brand has also updated its packaging and added newly sourced baobab, tamanu, plum and kukui oils to its products.

Rose Brown, Managing Director for the company, shared the reasons for dropping palm oil from its products with Cosmetics Business. She said: "An astounding 85% of the palm oil produced globally comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. The industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced. The lands and forests must be cleared for the development of the palm oil plantations. Due to these considerations PHB have worked hard to ensure that this unethical ingredient or its derivatives are not used in any of their products."

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