Palmless, a platform for sustainable palm oil alternatives from C16 Biosciences, is launching their first product available for purchase, “Save the F#$%ing Rainforest” nourishing oil. The nourishing oil is formulated in C16’s Manhattan laboratory and features Palmless’™ signature ingredient: biodesigned Palmless™ Torula oil, a luxe emollient for the beauty industry which is made from yeast, not trees. This product launch solidifies C16 Bioscience’s continued commitment to the beauty industry and its mission to develop sustainable, traceable, and stable alternatives to palm oil and palm-derived ingredients to help solve the larger sustainability issues created by industrial, agricultural palm oil.
“Save the F#$%ing Rainforest” nourishing oil elevates the standard for beauty industry sustainability with a breakthrough, multipurpose oil “for skin, for hair, for instigating change.” The hero ingredient is Palmless™ Torula oil, which richly moisturizes and smoothes skin while providing a light after-feel and silicone-like texture. Torula oil’s USDA certified biobased composition is brimming with unique carotenoids – including beta carotene and torulene – and sterols found only in the fungal kingdom. These antioxidants have the potential to help promote skin barrier function and maintain glowing skin. The unique bio-based manufacturing process of Torula oil prevents agricultural impurities and unlocks a multi-purpose platform, making the oil a compelling base for formula applications spanning face, body, and haircare.
“Torula oil is a world-class ingredient, and we wanted to introduce it with a world-class, high-performing formula,” says Shara Ticku, Co-Founder and CEO of C16 Biosciences, the creators of Palmless™. “Not only is nourishing oil fun to use and deeply hydrating, it also showcases that we can launch beautiful products that meet the highest sustainability standards by leveraging biodesign and biotechnology.”
“Our brand stands for change, and this product is our protest to the industry,” Ticku said. “The beauty industry has struggled with the palm oil problem for nearly a decade, but has failed to show meaningful action. Palmless™ is here, holding our protest poster high: palm oil doesn’t need to be a problem anymore. Our product launch is a call to action for the industry: Let’s work together to save those precious rainforests before it’s too late.”