We are proud to share with you the testimonial we received from our customer Lush Cosmetics North America, on their collaboration with Forestwise. We supply Lush Cosmetics North America with our decolorised illipe butter. A year ago, the buying team visited our production site and the supplier locations in the forest during the illipe nut harvest time.
When making sourcing decisions, positive environmental and social impact are key metrics. We’ve been working with Forestwise on illipe butter since 2019 and their business model based on forest conservation through community collaboration has continued to impress. During our first visit in 2019 it was clear the care that has gone into cultivating relationships with partner communities. Their transparency in operating, commitment to continual improvement and willingness to collaborate has made them an incredibly valued supplier.
Buying – Lush Cosmetics North America
Why formulators love illipe butter
Illipe butter is best known for its moisturising efficacy and high melting point. This makes it an ideal ingredient for solid formulations — such as lotion bars, shampoo bars, lipsticks, face masks, and bar soap. This is especially useful for brands looking to tap into the sustainable packaging trend, as much less packaging is needed for these solid products.
Forestwise introduces a new way of forest conservation, by closing forest protection agreements with villages that supply us with illipe nuts, in an effort to formalize our common goals, to protect the remaining forests.
Forestwise was interviewed by The Chemical Daily from Japan about our approach to conserve the rainforests in Borneo. Read a snapshot of the article here or click on the link below for the full article (subscription required).
Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine covered an article about Forestwise' latest ingredient: Organic FFL illipe butter RBD. Read more through the link below.