Call for nominations: in-cosmetics Group Lifetime Achievement Award

Call for nominations: in-cosmetics Group Lifetime Achievement Award

Leading personal care ingredients event invites cosmetic industry to nominate distinguished colleagues for its third Lifetime Achievement Award

This year’s in-cosmetics event in Paris, taking place in six weeks, marks the return of the sought after in-cosmetics Group Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented every three years, it will once again celebrate the work of a leading figure in the cosmetic industry, whose professional achievements have made a significant and lasting impact.

Over the next week, the in-cosmetics Group is calling on the cosmetic community to nominate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the sector during their careers, particularly over the last three years. Entries are to be submitted online by 2 March, after which four professionals – selected by a panel of industry leaders – will go through to a public vote. The overall winner will be crowned during the in-cosmetics Awards 2016 reception in Paris on 13 April.

Having launched the award at in-cosmetics 2010, Dr. Alain Khaiat, founder of Seers Consulting, took home the inaugural gong for his distinguished career in the field of cosmetic science and dedication to product safety. Meanwhile, Dr. Karl Lintner of Kal I’dees was honoured in 2013 for his work on skin biochemistry.

Dr. Lintner commented: “Winning the Lifetime Achievement Award is a wonderful accolade as it is bestowed just once every three years. It recognises true innovation and commitment in the industry and I look forward to seeing who will presented with the award at this year’s show.”

Cathy Laporte, Exhibition Director at in-cosmetics, added: “We’re delighted to be presenting our third Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s in-cosmetics event. The cosmetic industry has some truly remarkable figures working within it, many of whom have done exceptional work in creating unique products that allow businesses to keep up with ever-changing consumer demands. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of another leading figure this year.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be complemented by a programme of other accolades that will be presented in Paris. New this year, the Sensory Award will recognise the most innovative developments in the sensory and texture values of products. The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award will return to honour the latest active and functional ingredients. Finally, the in-cosmetics Green Ingredient Award, in association with Organic Monitor, will be presented to a manufacturer whose raw material or ingredient has made a significant environmental or social difference.

Cosmetic industry professionals are invited to nominate candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award at Entries close on 2 March 2016.

Visitors can register to attend the in-cosmetics event, which takes place in Paris from 12-14 April, by visiting Registration is free before 11 April.


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