in-cosmetics Global announces 2023 award finalists

in-cosmetics Global announces 2023 award finalists

Winners will be announced on 28 March when the world’s leading personal care ingredients event returns to Barcelona, Spain

2 March 2023: The organisers of in-cosmetics Global, the world’s leading personal care ingredients event, have announced the shortlist for the 2023 awards. Out of 257 entries, more than 40 will be in the running for the renowned Innovation Zone Best Functional and Active Ingredient, Green Ingredient and Rising Star awards, with the winners announced in person at the event in Barcelona, Spain on 28 March.

In this year’s Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award, bio-fermentation and plant extracts were key players in the actives category, with a notable trend towards rheology modifiers in the functionals category. With more than 20 ingredients making up the final shortlist – chosen from a record-breaking 188 entries – judges will be looking for the ingredients that best combine science and product features in a way that demonstrates substantial benefits to both manufacturers and end-users when compared to existing ingredients.

The hotly anticipated Green Ingredient Award, in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, is set to recognise ingredients that make a significant contribution to the industry’s efforts to be more sustainable – be that environmental or social. All shortlisted ingredients are required to have been launched within the last two years and have current applications in cosmetic products. A total of 10 ingredients will be up for the accolade.

The final category is the Rising Star Award, which recognises a first- or second-year exhibitor for their range of offerings, innovation, and commodity, as well as how solutions-orientated their product range is.

Attendees are invited to celebrate this year’s award-winning innovations with an evening of live music and refreshments at the show from 18:00 on Tuesday, 28 March.

Commenting on the 2023 Awards shortlist, Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibitions Director at in-cosmetics Global, said: “Congratulations to the shortlisted exhibitors! The awards are the culmination of so many months of hard work for R&D teams across the world and we can’t wait to see all of this innovation come to life at the show.”


Shortlisted in the Active Ingredient category are:

  • Altheostem™ by Provital, Do Care
  • CALMandrin™ by Mibelle Biochemistry
  • Evermoist™ AGG-50 by Sino Lion USA
  • Immunight™ by IFF – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
  • PHOTOBIOME – The Microbiota Photoprotector by VYTRUS BIOTECH
  • ReviScalp™ by IFF – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
  • V/WA™ by LipoTrue

Shortlisted in the Functional Ingredient category are:

  • Aristoflex Eco T by Clariant
  • Emulium® Dermolea MB by Gattefossé
  • EstoGel® Max by PolymerExpert
  • SEPILIFE™ G305 by Seppic
  • SilSense™ Bio 5 emollient by Lubrizol Life Science
  • SOFTISAN® MagicPOWDER S by IOI Oleo GmbH
  • SymEffect™ UV by Symrise AG
  • TEGO® FILMSTAR One MB by Evonik Operations GmbH
  • WorléeSuspens Eco by Worlée-Chemie GmbH


Shortlisted in this category are:

  • Aristoflex Eco T by Clariant
  • A-Sensofeel MFC by Minasolve SAS
  • Betafib® ETD by Cosun Biobased Experts
  • Faba TONIQ® by The Upcycled Beauty Company
  • GREENQUAT BT by SOCRI – Greengredients
  • Rootness Awake by Clariant
  • SeaBalance 2000 by Carbonwave
  • SWEETONE® LIQUID BIO by Laboratoires Expanscience
  • VITACEL® CS 30 Oat by J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH & CO KG
  • Xpozuki™ biotech ingredient by Lubrizol


Shortlisted in this category are:

  • ACTV Biotechnology
  • Atanor 118
  • Carbonwave
  • Glia Innovation
  • Microphyt
  • MyMicrobiome
  • Sequential Bio
  • Swedish Algae Factory AB
  • The Upcycled Beauty Company

View more information on this year’s Awards and the esteemed judging panel.

in-cosmetics Global returns from 28-30 March 2023 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre. Register to attend

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