“The sustainable sourcing of raw materials used in our product portfolio is of increasing importance. Enhancing our sustainability activities such as the EcoVadis evaluation platform and our sustainable palm program, helps us to build strong, long-term relationships with our suppliers and strengthens the resilience of our supply chain.”


Helen Coy, Group Sustainable Development

Good to know

There are many different definitions of what natural means. Here are some of the certifications that Innospec uses for ingredient claims.

  • 10

    of our ingredients

    are NaTrue approved

  • 50+

    ingredients available

    are COSMOS certified

  • 70+


    have RSPO mass balance grades available

  • 28

    of our ingredients

    are 100% naturally derived and fossil carbon-free

  • 4

    of our ingredients

    meet nine of the principles of green chemistry

Formulating natural

Formulating natural

Now that consumers are much more educated in terms of which ingredients feature inside their beauty products, it becomes more of a challenge to create the perfectly desired formulation. Innospec’s range of ingredients makes formulating for today’s consumer so much easier. Our range of formulations can transform your next product. We can ensure your product features ‘natural’ ingredients with certified claims, minimizes the number of ingredients used and explore the right combination of ingredients to get the best out of the product.

We are constantly trying to improve the processes we use to produce our ingredients

  • Our focus for our customers is to source greener products.
  • Investing in biotechnology for producing novel, naturally derived sustainable materials.
  • Reducing energy footprint and water usage
  • Reducing waste generated from reaction processes
  • Improving product yields
  • Improvement of catalysts
  • Lower CO2 emissions

Want some inspiration for formulating with natural claims?

Here are the ingredients we recommend:

  • COSMOs approved, 87% naturally derived, guar conditioning polymer for skin and hair. For use in liquid products or soap bars.

  • Coco sulfate range, COSMOS approved, RSPO MB grades available, 100% naturally derived, fossil carbon-free, NaTrue approved.

  • Glutamate surfactant, mild, 100% naturally derived, COSMOS approved, preservative-free, fossil carbon-free.

  • Pureact Gluco range

    COSMOS approved, 100% naturally derived, fossil carbon-free, sulfate-free surfactant blend – requires no heat and provides exceptional foaming.