When asked to think of natural butters for skin care, many people will first think of shea or cocoa. Illipe butter is much less well known, but is becoming increasingly popular.
Similar to cocoa butter, but with a higher melting point, it offers excellent moisturising and anti-ageing properties for skin and hair care products.
Illipe butter is produced from the natural resources of Borneo, which is undergoing a widely-reported ecological crisis as a result of deforestation. So, is it possible to use Illipe butter in a sustainable way that protects the inhabitants of Borneo now and into the future?
Personal Care spoke with Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, co-founder of Forestwise to discover more about Illipe butter and the efforts to ensure its manufacture is not putting additional strain on Borneo’s precious ecosystem
Forestwise was founded in 2018 by Theo Smits and Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn with a mission to stop deforestation and create ‘rainfores