INEOS Oligomers has achieved the EFfCI GMP cosmetic ingredients certification for its cosmetics ingredients manufacturing site in Cologne, Germany

INEOS Oligomers has achieved the EFfCI GMP cosmetic ingredients certification for its cosmetics ingredients manufacturing site in Cologne, Germany. The certification has been granted by the independent certification body, DQS CFS.

 The EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification ensures the consistency of the quality monitoring and assurance systems applied in the production of cosmetic ingredients. This is key to assure the safety and quality of the cosmetic products, more specifically isohexadecane and isododecane.

Isohexadecane has reached full EFfCI GMP certification since October 2022, while for isododecane, implementation of approved investments during the first half of 2023 will result in having this product fully EFfCI GMP certified as well by September 2023 at the latest.

Maarten Ghysel, Market Manager INEOS Oligomers, said “this certification, aligned with the ISO9001:2015, reinforces the commitment of INEOS Oligomers to its Quality Management Systems in the production of cosmetic ingredients. Furthermore, compliance and certification with EFfCI GMP standards strengthens INEOS Oligomers’ transparency, consistency and dedication to providing high quality and safe cosmetic ingredients to its customers.”

Isohexadecane is a clear, colorless, hydrophobic and odorless liquid providing emollient properties and excellent spreading characteristics. It imparts a non-drying feel on the skin and has a light, smooth feel with excellent cleansing characteristics. Applications for use include: face and eye make-up cleansers, skin care, sun care, color cosmetics, bath oils and foundation creams.

Isododecane is a clear, colorless and odorless, volatile liquid that's used as an emollient. Isododecane does not absorb into the skin but evaporates from it. It provides a non-oily light skin feel and it can improve the slip of the formula without leaving a tacky residue behind. It's also popular in make-up products such as long-wear lipsticks and foundations where it helps to minimize color transfer and lends itself to a lightweight matte finish. Finally, its volatile properties allow mascaras and foundations to last longer. In recent developments, Isododecane is a preferred choice for D5 replacement.




About INEOS:  INEOS is a global manufacturing company making the raw materials and energy used for everyday life. Its products make an indispensable contribution to society by providing the most sustainable options for a wide range of societal needs. For example, preservation of food and clean water; construction of wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable technologies; for construction of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles and aircraft; for medical devices and applications; for clothing and apparel; and for insulation and other industrial and home applications.

INEOS businesses have put in place the plans and actions needed to ensure that they lead the transition to a net zero economy by no later than 2050, whilst remaining profitable, and staying ahead of evolving regulations and legislation. As part of its greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, there is widespread goal to move to a more circular economy, in which materials are re-used to their maximum extent.

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