Quality, Sustainability and Application Knowledge: This is our world and at the same time a promise to our customers
Innovators of the first hour with the vision of Mr. Imhausen in 1912, our specialty ingredients IMWITOR®, MIGLYOL®, SOFTIGEN®, DYNASAN® and WITARIX® inspire trust and cost-effective reliability.
Today equipped with first class GMP certified production, IOI Oleo GmbH (part of IOI Oleochemicals Group since 2015) proudly produces in Germany the highest quality of esters and natural ingredients for pharmaceutical, cosmetics & nutrition applications.
A broad portfolio of multifunctional ingredients from emollients to emulsifiers makes IOI Oleo GmbH a creative partner for both modern and nature-based cosmetic formulators. Let our experience develop and support your tailor sensorial profile and make this touch become your signature.
The sustainability, touch and after-feel of your next formula is of upmost importance to create an impactful consumer experience. Our passionate team will provide you with a full range of emotion-providing solutions to pick the best story and sensory profile you need for your concept. All of this, in a constant and transparent respect of Nature.
We offer vegetable raw materials for high-quality formulations.
Our products are tailored to the needs of your consumers in modern products. They combine a natural origin, effectiveness and functionality – be it for hair and skin care, baby care, sun care or decorative cosmetics.
Our brands stand for proven quality, unique performance, and perceivable benefits in the final formulation.
For us every customer and project is unique and requires individual solutions. We advise you with formulation know-how and creativity from our own experience and our application lab. We know what it means to formulate and meet the requirements in a competitive market. With this knowledge, we speak the same language as our customers and we can help you in every phase of product development and production.
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From our blog
Design your Signature Touch in Three Easy Steps!
The jar is open, the cream shines and exudes a pleasant scent. Now comes the moment of truth which decides whether you like it or not, whether it's a one-off purchase or a new favourite product. How does the cream feel? Is it light, greasy, rich, waxy or rather powdery? In this article you will learn how to create your "Signature Touch" in three steps.
The skin care routine you stay true to – skip-care with Simply Sticks
Do you remember the "10 Step Korean Skin Care Routine"? The ten steps promise great results, but above all they cost a lot of time in the morning and evening. For this reason, we have developed our "Simply Sticks Kit" and ensure efficient skin care with multifunctional formulations.
MIGLYOL® Coco 810 – Dry Lightness, Premium Softness
"The richer, the more nourishing" − This is a misconception that persists. The right choice of emollients and oils is crucial for the care properties of formulations. MIGLYOL® Coco 810 creates the perfect balance − a light feeling on the skin with noticeable caring properties at the same time. Current studies carried out by an external laboratory show that our ingredient keeps what it promises.
CARE Studio by IOI Oleo GmbH – Designers of Touch & Technology
“To understand our customers, we need to think like consumers”. With this idea in mind, our desire for a state-of-the-art application laboratory and showroom in the heart of Hamburg grew four years ago. And it became reality! Since 2018, the team from the Personal Care Business Unit has been working enthusiastically on new formulations, providing customer support and contributing to the development of new raw materials. The lab workshops, to which we invite our partners and customers, are a special highlight for us.
Day Dreaming Kit – Start your Day right! PART 2
Why only wish your partner and colleagues “good morning”? – wish yourself one too! With a refreshing and motivating routine right after getting up. Freshly squeezed orange juice or rather a strong coffee ...? And the right body and face care is an absolute must. This should be fun but not too time consuming either − after all, who has time in the morning? This is exactly why we have developed four revitalizing formulations, two of which we would like to present in this article. In addition to our versatile evergreens, our Day Dreaming Kit also includes all the ingredients needed to create and experience these formulations. Start your day right, of course, with IOI.
Summer, sun, sunshine – perfect care with SOFTISAN® 649 and SOFTISAN® conditionHAIR
We associate summer with light clothing, a good mood and balmy, carefree evenings. However, the beautiful season can be demanding for our skin as high temperatures, salt water, chlorinated water and high UV radiation all have an effect on it. Therefore, special care of the skin during the summer is recommended. Our products SOFTISAN® 649 and SOFTISAN® conditionHAIR are ideal companions for the time in the sun (and of course also before and after).
SheEnvisions – How our Marble Kiss Lipstick became „La Cameroonaise”
Current global events show how valuable and important it is that there are people who, full of devotion and charity, want to make our earth a little bit better. One of these fascinating people is the young Cameroonian Ingrid, who worked in our IOI CARE Studio as a working student. When she learned from us how theoretical chemistry is applied in practice, she came up with the idea of imparting this knowledge in Cameroon to students, who have only few opportunities to use their knowledge. Today we would like to introduce you to the "SheEnvisions" project, which was launched together with the non-profit organization "Sustainable Growth Projects".
Design Your Perfect Texture in Three Easy Steps
The use of cosmetics should be an experience thanks to an exciting texture and pleasant sensory properties. In the jungle of raw materials, it is up to the formulator to combine the right ingredients, such as actives, fragrances, emollients and oils. One important constituent with an elementary role that ensures versatility and stability is a must: the emulsifier!
SOFTISAN® PG2 C10 – The game changer with a soft touch
The search for the next trend and highlight in the cosmetics industry is our stimulus. Of course, a wow effect is a must. With SOFTISAN® PG2 C10, we have an ingredient in our portfolio that can change everything.