Let's Talk About Palm Oil...
Let’s talk about Palm Oil
Due to the environmental impacts caused by its sourcing in Southeast Asia, Palm Oil has become quite a controversial ingredient. However, the problem is the way it’s being sourced and not the Palm Oil itself. Let’s take a look at why it’s beneficial and how we at Uviña are ensuring that we are sourcing ethical, organic, and sustainable palm oil.
Benefits of Palm Oil
- Is an excellent source of antioxidants
- Can help reduce and delay the appearance of wrinkles
- Contains essential fatty acids (like omega-3 and omega-6) which help produce the skin's natural oil barrier
- Keeps skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking
- Helps regulate the skin’s oil production
Boycotting is not the answer
Did you know that you can grow 5-10x more Palm Oil on an acre of land when compared to alternative oils?
In a statement to The Jakarta Post, Kiki Taufik, head of Greenpeace Indonesia Global Forest Campaign, said: “To be clear, Greenpeace is not anti-palm oil, it is anti-deforestation” and “If palm oil is banned, companies or governments might turn to other crops, which might replace palm oil’s role in deforestation [or even worsen it] in Indonesia and elsewhere. We support palm oil from producers or palm oil companies that aren’t destroying forests or exploiting people, and there’s plenty of palm oil that fills the bill”. Read it here.
Where does your Palm oil come from?
It’s important to know where and how palm oil is produced. Our palm oil is 100% organic, deforestation-free, wildlife-friendly, and sustainably sourced from Ecuador. It's grown on previously degraded land that has been restored and owned by independent farmers, allowing for sustainable income. Our supplier (Natural Habitat) is Fair for Life certified & Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified. These certified suppliers empower farmers and communities.
I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Evelyn & Camila, two Ecuadorian women who are now taking over the farms that have been in their families for decades. We discussed organic farming, what this means for their families, and navigating business ownership as women.
Uviña Skin is proud to offer The Isabel cleansing bar in alliance with these women and certified suppliers. Sustainable and ethical palm oil IS possible ❤️
Learn more about our supplier by visiting Palm Done Right.