Palm oil is an invisible part of our lives as a functional ingredient in many of the food, personal care and household products that we use on a daily basis. There is palm oil in your cosmetic products, as well, because it mixes easily with other ingredients, makes your products creamy, and improves product stability and shelf life.
And, looking at the current price for palm oil-based ingredients, it is obviously an inexpensive option. Yet, the price does not take into consideration the damage palm oil production causes. The true cost of palm oil is much higher if we monetize the environmental destruction that has been taking place to produce it.