Creating Palm-Free and RSPO Products: What Sustainable Cosmetic Brands Need To Know


 September 26, 2018

Why go through the trouble of creating palm-free and RSPO products when other brands don’t?

From tropical deforestation concerns to health worries, palm-free and RSPO products have become hot topics with “green” consumers, and for good reason.

As individuals become more educated about palm oil, more consumers are looking for the RSPO Trademark on products such as face wash, shampoo, cosmetics, soap, as well as cleaning products and food. To meet these growing demands, savvy, sustainable brands are leading the charge by making a bold commitment to formulate natural, palm-free and RSPO products.

What is RSPO?

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was established in 2004 to promote the production and use of sustainable palm oil for people, the planet and prosperity. It has now become the globally recognised standard for sustainable palm oil. According to, “Sustainable palm oil production is comprised of legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial management and operations.”

A sustainable standard like RSPO is based on a set of principles and criteria which define good social and environmental practices and is defined by the following eight principles:

  1. Commitment to transparency.
  2. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  3. Commitment to long-term economic and financial viability.
  4. Use of appropriate best practices by growers and millers.
  5. Environmental responsibility and conservation of natural resources and biodiversity
  6. Responsible consideration of employees, individuals and communities affected by growers and mills.
  7. Responsible development of new plantings.
  8. Commitment to continuous Improvement in key areas of activity.

Formulations of the Future: Palm-Free and RSPO Products By Kinetik

RSPO certified brands offer assurance to consumers of palm oil products that their production and formulation standards are sustainable. There has never been a better time than now for brands to start formulating ingredients for ethically and environmentally sound, palm-free and RSPO products.

Here are just a few of the categories that can be modified for palm-free and RSPO products:

Need help formulating your next product to target the palm-free and RSPO market? As your trusted partner in personal care and cosmetic formulations, Kinetik is committed to transparency and is ready to help. Headquartered in New Jersey, we work with clients and represent suppliers worldwide. Contact us at (732) 335-5775 to speak with one of our sales representatives today.