Phytelephas aequatorialis is a palm from the Arecaceae family, native to Ecuador. It is Ecuador’s main source of vegetable ivory or tagua, a botanical alternative to ivory. Phytelephas aequatorialis seed meal is used in the cosmetics industry as an exfoliating agent and mild cleanser.

The INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) is a nomenclature system used to identify the ingredients used in cosmetic products. The INCI for Phytelephas aequatorialis seed meal is Phytelephas Aequatorialis Seed Powder.