ACTION ON PALM OIL
Since 2009, we have always been known as the 'green chemistry' brand; making products using an energy efficient process; from sourcing of ingredients to initial research and final manufacturing. But we wanted to take a closer look at our 'ingredient deck' (as it is known) to be 100% certain of every ingredient's origin and impact on the environment. That's why we are carrying out various 'ingredient audits' to look at our INCI lists (the formal ingredient lists per product) searching for ways we can improve. As such a hot topic, palm oil was one of the first areas we tackled.
ZERO PALM OIL
You'll be assured to hear that since 2017, Medik8 products have had 0kg of pure palm oil content. This is despite tens of thousands of kilos of bulk produced every year. However, we still indirectly use some palm oil derivatives (some of the suppliers we work with use them). So we are working alongside our partners to cut our use of it where possible and where we can't, we are looking to use sustainable palm oil derivatives certified by the RSPO instead (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - the globally recognised body for Palm Oil sustainability in the world.)