The Lipex brand is the starting point for safe and reliable beauty and personal care products.
Many of our ingredients are derived from vegetable sources such as shea kernels. AAK, the company behind Lipex, has been sourcing shea kernels in West Africa since the 1950s.
To ensure a reliable and consistent quality of shea kernels, we've created a sustainable business model where all involved parties benefit. A model that not only develops the trade of shea, but also helps the entire region to prosper.
We are proud to announce that L’Oreal will now actively support AAK’s programme – and be the receiver of the shea emanating from the project until at least 2014.
The agreement is linked to an initiative that AAK announced earlier this year, which will triple the company’s activities to include more than 30,000 women in Burkina Faso.
“We are very pleased to have L’Oreal as a close partner in this initiative,” says Arne Frank, CEO and President of AAK. "Through our close relations with customers such as L’Oreal and with the local communities where we operate, we are committed to integrating sustainability in all our activities, with a balanced and holistic approach."
Watch a film about the AAK involvement in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
To learn more about the sustainable business model for shea butter please send your request