As part of the continued celebrations to mark in-cosmetics’ 25th anniversary the shows organisers have announced details of a special award to recognise the ingredient that has had the greatest impact on the personal care ingredients market over the past quarter century.
During its 25 years in-cosmetics has been a platform for some of the most exciting ingredient launches in the cosmetics world. The show has always adapted to changes throughout the industry and today offers visitors unrivalled access to the latest raw materials, testing services and extensive learning opportunities, as well as the most innovative ingredients available to the market.
The winner of the 25 Years of Innovation Award is voted for by show visitors and a panel of expert judges including Rachel Grabenhofer, Editor, Cosmetics & Toiletries, Alain Khaiat, CEO, SeersConsulting, Karl Lindtner, CEO, Kal’idees and Vivienne Rudd, Global Beauty and Personal Care Director, Mintel.
The seven shortlisted finalists are:
BASF PCN GmbH of Germany with Tinosorb® UV filter technology (Launched 2000): Since its launch 15 years ago, Tinosorb UV Filter technology has fulfilled the market need for photostable broad-spectrum UV protection. It was the first organic particulate UV filter, thus combining the low skin penetration of particles with the high absorption efficacy of organic UV filters.
Evonik Industries AG with Skin-identical Ceramides and their derivatives (1994): Ceramides play an essential role in maintaining and structuring the lipid barrier. In 1994, Cosmoferm (now Evonik) succeeded in developing a technology, which enables the production of pure human skin-identical Ceramides and now offers a portfolio of actives based on ceramide technology suitable for a variety of applications.
EXSYMOL with ALISTIN (1995): A nature identical peptide with broad-spectrum activity. It is a 3-in-1 active ingredient, at the same time a major anti-glycation active, an antioxidant, and a stimulator of skin cell metabolism making it a key ingredient to address advanced aging.
Lipotec with ARGIRELINE® peptide (2001): The first hexapeptide to mimic the N-terminal end of SNAP-25 and compete with the natural protein for a position in the SNARE complex. If the SNARE complex is slightly destabilised, the vesicle cannot release neurotransmitters efficiently and therefore the muscle contraction is attenuated, inhibiting the formation of lines and wrinkles. ARGIRELINE® peptide is an alternative to Botulinum Toxin, topically targeting the same wrinkle-formation mechanism in a very different way.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Europe with Carbopol® Aqua SF-1 Polymer (2001): A liquid emulsion polymer made from acrylic acid-based chemistrys. The polymer is able to provide thickening and suspension of insoluble ingredients in surfactant-containing formulations, making it ideal for adding visual appeal to personal care cleansing formulations.
Sederma with Matrixyl (2000): Matrixyl® has a five amino-acid chain – linked to a 16-carbon chain for improving the bioavailability to the skin, making it a natural messenger that triggers collagen synthesis. In 2003 Sederma launched Matrixyl® 3000 based on two peptides: a palmitoyl tripeptide and a palmitoyl tetrapeptide and in 2012, a different palmitoyl tripeptide under the trade name Matrixyl® synthe’6®.
SEPPIC with SEPIGEL™ (1991): The first liquid inverse emulsion polymer targeting the cosmetic market. With stabilising and thickening properties combined with the fact it was both anionic and pre-neutralized and had a broad pH range (3-12), it was a completely new concept that sparked new textures and formulation habits.
To see who wins, come to the Awards Ceremony that will take place at in-cosmetics 2015, Barcelona, in Ceremony Room CC5.1 (above the show halls) from 18:00-20:00 on Tuesday 14 April.