Induchem, Dow Corning and Laboratoires Expanscience were all recognised for innovative new ingredient launches at last nights in-cosmetics Barcelona award ceremony.
For the first time, the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient award, which recognises those products combining innovative science and features demonstrating substantial benefits to manufacturers and end-users, was split into two categories.
Induchem received gold in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient (Active) category for Brightenyl®, its first generation of active ingredient designed to be activated, upon application, by the skin microbiote.
Dow Corning picked up gold in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award (Functional) for 3901 Liquis Satin Blend, a thick, stretchy fluid, which creates a long-lasting feel of intense lubricity while delivering a stringy yet novel texture.
Judging the shortlist for both awards was Tomonbu Ezure, PhD, Shiseido Research Center, Amy Fu, Senior R&D Chemist, H2O Plus, Linda Marshall, President, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, John Jimenez, PhD, Senior Skin Care Scientist, Belcorp, Ruandro Knapik, Senior Skin Care Researcher, Grupo Boticatio and Alain Mavon, PhD, Skin Research Director at Oriflame.
The Green Ingredient Award, in association with Organic Monitor, was awarded to Laboratoires Expansicence for Aqualicia, a natural “3 in 1” active ingredient which entraps, distributes and limits water loss of the skin.
The Green Ingredient Award judging panel included Amarjit Sahota, President, Organic Monitor, Judi Beerling, Technical Director, Organic Monitor and Robin Parker, Technical Director at Acheson & Acheson.
The award is given to the raw material or ingredient that, in the opinion of the judges, makes a significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability.
The award ceremony also saw the return of the Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch, following its successful launch at in-cosmetics 2014. The three winners of the award were Silab S.A., Symrise AG and Azelis Deutschland Kosmetik GmbH all of whom will be given the opportunity to market their innovations in association with Beiersdorf.
Cathy Laporte, Exhibition Manager at in-cosmetics said. “The standard of this years’ shortlists was remarkable. Innovation is at the heart of this industry, and these awards are a great reminder of that. It is always impressive to see how companies continue to find new solutions that make a real impact on the market and importantly on people’s lives.”
The winners were:
Innovation Zone Best Ingredient (Active)
GOLD: Induchem with Brightenyl®: The first generation of active ingredient designed to be activated, upon application, by the skin microbiote. It shows fast and visible clinical results in 28 to 84 days, including up to 18 fold reduction of UV spots, -150% reduction of skin darkness, -600% reduction of skin redness, and a 16 fold improvement of skin brightness.
SILVER: Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with SWT-7™: Influenced by the latest discoveries in reconstructive tissue engineering for burn injuries treatment, SWT-7 activates adipose-derived stem cells to promote the production of growth factors and improve epidermis thickness.
BRONZE: CODIF R&N with Neuroguard: Neuroguard explores a new approach in Neurocosmetic to treat wrinkles of +60 years-old consumers.
Innovation Zone Best Ingredient (Functional)
GOLD: Dow Corning with Dow Corning(R) 3901 Liquid Satin Blend: A thick, stretchy fluid, which creates a long-lasting feel of intense lubricity while delivering a stringy yet novel texture. These properties can then be carried over into many formulation types ranging from moisturising body lotions to high-end coloured cosmetics.
SILVER: Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with Happiness in a Jar! Lecigel™: Unique and sophisticated textures formulated using Lucas Meyer Cosmetics emulsifiers containing phospholipids, which now offer cosmetics brands “guaranteed consumer pleasure” that has become essential to building customer loyalty and the success of future best-sellers.
BRONZE: Tagra Biotechnologies Ltd with SunCaps – encapsulated organic and inorganic UV filters: Unbreakable, transparent micron-sized microcapsules of organic and inorganic UV filters, which prevent UV filter leakage, providing formulators with greater flexibility in creating photostable, high SPF products for skincare and makeup applications.
Green Ingredient Awards
GOLD: Laboratoires Expanscience with AQUALICIA: A natural “3 in 1” active ingredient: entrapping water, distributing it and limiting the water loss, meeting the needs of skins subject to daily urban stress.
SILVER: Marinova Pty Ltd with Maritech Reverse: Derived from
wild harvested, Wakame seaweed, Maritech® Reverse is a high-purity fucoidan extract developed specifically for anti-aging formulations. It is 100% certified organic, carrying COSMOS certification and is made in Australia under HACCP, ISO9001 and GMP compliant conditions.
BRONZE: LESSONIA with CELLULOSCRUB: Created to replace the non-biodegradable polyethylene beads in skin care products and toiletries, which pass directly into household wastewater streams and therefore enter the marine environment. It is a biodegradable and natural exfoliant with very similar characteristics to polyethylene costs.