The Environmental Cost of Palm Oil

Why nude beauty products Australia is Palm Oil Free

The devastating impact of palm oil has been widely acknowledged in recent years. While some companies have chosen to ditch the divisive oil, many brands continue to use it due to its cost-effectiveness and versatility.

Our decision to avoid the use of palm oil at nude beauty products Australia isn’t just about jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon. It’s about ensuring that our products are 100% ethical and that our impact on the environment is as minimal as possible. It's about doing the right thing.

Natural rainforest

What is the problem with Palm Oil

Palm oil is one of the most ubiquitous vegetable oils out there. Due to its long shelf-life, it can be found in more than half of the products sold in supermarkets. In everything from food to soaps and  shampoos to sunscreen. This controversial ingredient may be present in some form in nearly every room of your home. It is widely used for it's properties and because it is cheap. Palm Oil's low price is partly due to its high yield, but also because, as with other mass produced crops, the environmental and social costs go unaccounted for.

Palm Oil trees grow naturally in a number of continents including Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since the industry has become profitable and the demand for palm oil increases, palm oil trees are farmed extensively, taking over large regions of tropical land. With more and more forests being destroyed, carbon dioxide is rapidly released into the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change. This leads to millions of plant and animal species – like endangered orangutans – losing their habitats and dying.

Palm Oil production also contributed to vast land and human rights violations, ravaging our planet in more ways than one. But there are alternatives to Palm Oil...

Deforestation due to palm oil

Why We Use Coconut Oil for our soap and beauty products

At nude beauty products Australia, we believe that what we use on our skin should be as pure and nurturing as nature itself. It isn’t enough to simply shun palm oil in favor of other unsustainable or highly processed oils. We want to offer our customers the finest ingredients. So, we've chosen to formulate our products with cold-press coconut oil instead, which is sustainable, natural, and vegan-friendly.

Coconut oil has a multitude of science-backed benefits (Read about the benefits of coconut oil in soap). And unlike palm oil, it can be sourced in a way that supports the environment and the farmers that grow it. The Say No to Palm Oil group explains, "The term "Sustainable" Palm oil is nonsense, a myth, not a reality." There’s no such thing as actual sustainable palm oil – in spite of the efforts made over the years, the problems caused by its production continue to exist.

Yes, coconut oil has a higher cost than palm oil. But we’re committed to prioritising our customers’ health and skin, as well as the wellbeing of our planet. Small changes to all our habits can make big changes to the world we live in.

palm oil free certificate

Why We’re Certified by the Orangutan Alliance

Our association with the Orangutan Alliance is very special to us. This non-for-profit organisation works to protect endangered species and their habitats through advocating for ecologically-friendly practices and products. In turn, it addresses some of the problems posed by palm oil exploitation.

It was important for us to certified by a third-party NGO as a way to verify to our consumers that no palm oil or derivatives are used in our products. A seal of approval from the Orangutan Alliance highlights our positive impact on the world and our transparency as a business.

Orangutan in the wild