Lipex SheaLight rewarded with Sustainable Ingredient Award - AAK

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Lipex SheaLight from AAK Personal Care was named best Sustainable Ingredient at the Sustainable Beauty Awards.

The Sustainable Beauty Awards is organized by Organic Monitor to highlight those who are at the forefront when it comes to sustainability in the beauty industry. The Sustainable Ingredient Award goes to a cosmetic ingredient that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and / or social footprint. As the winner, Lipex SheaLight from AAK Personal Care meets both requirements.

Lipex SheaLight is made using shea butter and ethanol from renewable sources, environmentally acceptable catalysts and low energy processes – all to minimize environmental impact. Since shea is a non-cultivated, wild crop there is no land use consumption in its production. The manual harvesting reduces the use of fossil fuels, and provides needed income to the rural women who perform the harvest in West Africa.

“We are very happy and proud of this award. Lipex SheaLight has been well received by the market and this is further proof that it makes a difference to both people and the environment”, says Minna Dam, Global Director at AAK Personal Care.

Lipex SheaLight is a highly functional emollient ester that can be used in a wide variety of applications including skin care, body care, hair care, sun care and colour cosmetic products. It is currently being evaluated by several global cosmetic brands and has been used to enhance newly launched formulations by regional brands in several markets including the US, Brazil, Asia and Europe.


For further information, please contact:

Jari Alander, Technical Director, AAK Personal Care
Phone: +46 454 82515 (Direct line), +46 708 182 515 (Mobile)

Rita Leissner, Marketing Manager, AAK Personal Care
Phone: +46 454 82425 (Direct line), +46 708 212 425 (Mobile)


AAK Personal Care is part of AarhusKarlshamn and specialises in developing and manufacturing high- performing, value-adding, functional and sustainable vegetable based bioactives, emollients and other ingredients for the global cosmetics and personal care industry. The product range is complemented by outstanding technical expertise and service. For more information please visit
AarhusKarlshamn is a Swedish company with over a century of experience in processing lipids derived from natural, renewable raw materials. It is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable fats characterised by a high technological content. AarhusKarlshamn has production facilities in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Find out more at