Touching Technologies

1. October 2020

“Touching Technologies” is our current motto that particularly moves the team in the Personal Care Business Unit at IOI Oleo GmbH. Behind those few seconds of haptic touch is a science that we have summarised in the three most important facets:


As pioneers of innovation, we are still committed to the vision that Arthur Imhausen had back at the beginning of the 20th century. Today our specialties with their established brands IMWITOR®, MIGLYOL®, SOFTIGEN®, SOFTISAN®, DYNASAN® and WITARIX® create confidence as cost-effective, reliable products.

With its first class, GMP-certified production facilities in Germany, IOI Oleo GmbH is proud to produce esters of the highest qualities and natural ingredients for cosmetic applications.


With a broad portfolio of multifunctional ingredients from emollients to emulsifiers, IOI Oleo GmbH is a creative partner for the development of modern and nature-based cosmetic formulations. Our experienced team in our CARE Studio supports customers in developing a sensorial profile and making it their unique signature.


Emotions are the third facet of “Touching Technologies”. Cosmetics provide a positive feeling – through pleasant sensory experiences, but also through the history of the ingredients. Today especially the topics of sustainability, origin of the raw materials and naturalness are of great importance. Our focus is therefore not only on a compelling sensorial profile, but also on an accompanying emotional concept that can serve as the basis for the development of a product.

Get to know our “Touching Technologies” motto at close hand and be inspired by our formulations, products and ideas on YouTube and our website.

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Visit our Care Studio on YouTube and let yourself be inspired by the latest developments and formulations.

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Aurélien Tahon

Aurelien Tahon is Head of Application Development and Technical Product Management Personal Care at IOI Oleo GmbH. He is a graduate of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering . Aurelien worked in various positions (Hair Care formulator, R&D Raw Material Scouting and Global Strategic Procurement) within the Beiersdorf group for 15 years before joining IOI Oleo GmbH. He is passionate about music and loves to spend time with his 3 daughters.