Inolex is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that delivers natural, sustainable, and innovative technologies for health, beauty, and wellness. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and lifecycle thinking, INOLEX balances technology and nature to create sustainable ingredients. The company delivers emerging ingredients across all major beauty care categories, focusing on new biobased technologies that are authentically traceable and independently certified. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; Biodegradable Polymers for Sun Care; Alternatives for Silicones; Natural and Quat-free Cationic Conditioning Agents; and Palm Alternatives, with a focus on plant-based, certified natural options in all categories.
LexFeel® by INOLEX is a tradename that represents naturally based light emollients. They can be used in a multitude of personal care applications, including sunscreens, moisturizers, lotions, hair care formulations and color cosmetics. LexFeel® products (Natural, WOW-A, WOW-A DT) contain 100% biobased content as certified by the USDA BioPreferred® Program and are approved for use in NSF/ANSI 305 certified personal care products.
ClariSilk™ by INOLEX is a novel quat-free polymeric conditioning additive for hair care. It reduces static charge and improves combing and detangling effects. It improves sensorial experience during application and adds softness and shine to dry hair. When combined with emollients in a shampoo formulation, it enables the formulation of high-performance silicone-free conditioning shampoos. ClariSilk™ is an effective additive in sulfate-free shampoos providing substantial foaming, easy rinse-off and no build-up. ClariSilk™ can be used in clear, opaque or pearlescent shampoos, as well as hair conditioners and treatments.
Kerazyne™ MB by INOLEX is a novel quat-free polymeric conditioning additive for hair care. It is a polyesteramine with the emolliency and gloss characteristic of an ester, and the cationic activity of an amine. It is highly hydrophobic and lubricious. Kerazyne™ MB provides more intensive conditioning than standard conditioning additives such as polyquaternium polymers and amodimethicone. It reduces static charge, improves feel and improves combability.
100% Natural broad spectrum for self-preserving costmetics and personal care products
Spectrastat™ MHG Natural MB is a 100% natural complete broad spectrum system for self-preserving cosmetic and personal care products. Spectrastat™ MHG Natural MB is ideal for personal care products as an alternative to parabens, phenoxyethanol, MIT or other preservatives that may be undesirable. The novel blend of Caprylhydroxamic Acid with Methylheptylglycerin, a non-silicone anti-soaping agent, creates a ready-to-use combination that effectively controls bacteria, yeast, and mold over a broad pH range from pH 4 – 8 with a typical use level of 0.5 – 2.0% (w/w). Spectrastat™ MHG Natural MB has been demonstrated to be an effective in cleansing compositions, emulsions, wipes or mask juices and sunscreens.
PhytoTrace™ Carrot is an extract made from the dried roots of organic carrots grown in the farm Earl de Liernes, in the village of Chateaudouble, France. The extraction eluent is an organic, deodorized sunflower oil. Carrot is an excellent SPF booster, antimicrobial and cell protector rich in carotenes and polyacetylenes. This product is certifiable to organic standards. PhytoTrace™ Carrot botanical extracts are obtained by maceration, a cold process that preserves heat-sensitive phytochemicals and renders extracts matching as best as possible the pool of phytochemicals in the plant. PhytoTrace™ Carrot macerate is made from crops sourced locally in Provence, France. Our farmers follow the best agricultural practices in terms of sustainability, environmental respectability and plant cultivation. No pesticides are used. PhytoTrace™ Carrot is beneficial in topical and/or personal care formulations.
Rice is used in traditional medicine as a remedy against inflammation, gastrointestinal ailments, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, and skin diseases. In fact, the use of rice for cosmetic and dermatological purposes has been a tradition for centuries. PhytoTrace™ Rice botanical extract is obtained by maceration, a cold process that preserves heat-sensitive phytochemicals and renders extracts matching, as best as possible, the pool of phytochemicals in the plant.