Our AAK technology

without compromise

At AAK, our decades of experience have given us a unique insight into the functionality and application of plant-based oils. In addition, we have an expert understanding of lipid chemistry and advanced knowledge in applying processing technologies to enhance the performance and efficacy of natural lipids to optimize use in cosmetic formulations.

This expertise has enabled the development of a portfolio of plant-based emollients offering advanced functionality, superior sensory properties, and excellent stability. And open new opportunities for creating natural, eco-conscious beauty products that truly deliver on all parameters.

Naturally better

Our AAK unique processing creates natural ingredients that perform just as well in cosmetic formulations as synthetic ones.

We recognize that natural doesn't always equate to good or effective, and not all plant-based oils offer the same performance and results. Some are highly sensitive to oxidation and have a limited shelf life during storage and within the finished product.


At AAK, we ensure that all of our plant-based emollients are expertly processed to obtain the exact chemical profile needed to optimize the stability, efficacy, and functionality of your final cosmetic formulations. And, in turn, deliver a better, more pleasurable experience to the end-user.

Learn more about the science behind some of our processing techniques

What to remember when choosing naturals

Even ingredients with the same INCI name can represent various chemistries and functionality, depending on the plant's origin and how the material is processed and refined. When sourcing vegetable oils for cosmetic use, we recommend requesting a detailed breakdown of the composition and comparing samples and chemical analyses before making a final choice.


Although specialty cosmetic grade plant oils carry a higher price tag, they can be more efficient in the long term, reducing the need for antioxidant stabilizers and other additives to ensure long shelf life. As a result, not only are the ingredients superior in terms of safety and stability, but they also deliver good sensory properties and contribute to the functionality expected from cosmetic formulations, such as improved skin condition and appearance.

Customer co-development is at the heart of what we do

Our team of experts is always on hand for customized training, technical assistance, and claims substantiation. But we don’t stop there. We can also help with the creative process, including inspiration, ideation, and implementation. We’re here to partner with you in exploring possibilities.


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