in-cosmetics announces shortlist for new Green Ingredient Award

10 finalists have been announced for the inaugural in-cosmetics Green Ingredient Award in association with Organic Monitor.

The award – which honours a raw material or ingredient that makes a significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability – garnered more than 50 entrants demonstrating the industry’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future. Of the 10 finalists, three will go on to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in an awards ceremony at in-cosmetics on 2 April.

The finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges including Dr. Pauline Hili, founder and technical director, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Katharina Post, head galenic development NOC, Weleda, Dr. Erik Schulze zur Wiesche, basic development hair care, Henkel, Amarjit Sahota, president Organic Monitor and Judi Beerling, technical director, Organic Monitor.

Amarjit Sahota, president Organic Monitor said: “Selecting a winner for this award was difficult because of the large number, and high calibre, of entrants. The panellists spent many hours mulling over the finalists and eventual winners.”

Finalists include:

Alban Muller International with Scurvy Grass Extract, a 100% natural extract of the Scurvy Grass plant, which is rich in Vitamin C, a recognised anti-ageing agent. Used in the Clarins Capital Lumière range, it has radiance, nourishing and moisturising properties. Scurvy Grass Extract is manufactured in an ISO 14001 certified factory and thanks to selective solvents and a high-performance manufacturing process, Alban Muller International uses less plant, positively impacting transportation, waste and solvent use, as well as carbon footprint.

Akott with Akosky Apium, a hydrosoluble celery Cell Culture extract which in vitro is very efficient in stimulating pro-collagen I and III, and fibronectin. Akosky Apium is produced from one celery seed which is grown and a leaf used to create liquid cell cultures. This process means no celery plants are grown avoiding the need for soil, water, extractors and organic solvents.

Citróleo with Organic and Natural Alpha bisabolol, a monocyclic unsaturated sesquiterpene alcohol obtained from the candeia wood with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimycotic properties. The whole supply chain is certified by IBD Certificações and thanks to research by Citróleo in partnership with Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) ideal approaches were defined leading to the conservation of natural forests of candeia tree, eventually resulting in the publication of Brazilian laws referring to the sustainable use of candeia.

Colonial Chemical with Poly Suga®Mulse D9, a non-ionic fragrance solubiliser made from 100% biobased raw materials, used in oil-in-water (O/W) emulsification, dispersion or solubilisation of fragrances and all types of oils. Poly Suga®Mulse D9 is readily biodegradable and is currently listed as REACH Polymer Exempt, NPA Certified Ingredient, NSF/ANSI 305-2012, and USDA Biopreferred Product.

Earth Supplied Products with ESP SafeGuard WS Clear, an inexpensive, all-natural, biodegradeable, sustainable, water soluble plant based extract that provides moisturisation and skin soothing properties, while removing the need for traditional preservatives in many formulas. It is easy to formulate and is approved and coded by EcoCert as 100% Natural Origin and by the Natural Product Association as Natural.

EPHYLA SAS with Frametime, a natural emulsion stabiliser especially designed for cold process, saving time and energy. By eliminating the heating step in emulsification, the amount of energy used during the production process is reduced by 100-fold. The emulsification process is also 10-fold faster than hot process. Ephyla has also set up projects in Africa, North America and the Amazonian region to train the local community in formulating using Frametime to create sustainable business throughout the valorisation and commercialisation of local products.

Kahai SAS with Kahai® Oil, an exotic oil derived from the cacay  crop that is 100% natural, rich in vitamin E, F and Retinol that nourishes, softens and repairs damaged skin and hair. Kahai’s mission is to establish the cacay crop as an alternative for sustainable economic development in Colombia to generate income for families in conflict zones, reforest the Amazon region and capture CO2, among other things.

Kalichem Italia with Olivoil Fruttoside, an association of non-ionic surfactants based on fructose, olive oil fatty acids and selected vegetal amino-acids. It displays  an intrinsic foaming power superior to SLES and a capacity to boost both foam and viscosity of other common surfactants. Olivoil Fruttoside is obtained through exclusively vegetal sustainable sources and has a biodegradability value superior to 90%.

Minasolve with MinaCare Pentiol Green+, a new and unique version of pentylene glycol that is produced from renewable vegetal raw materials. This colourless and odourless ingredient has multifunctional properties: moisturising, powerful solubiliser for actives, improvement of the tactile properties of cosmetics and the water resistance of formulations. MinaCare Pentiol Green+ uses feedstock from 100% agricultural waste streams and is manufactured from indigestible natural sugar-polymers. The overall consumption of energy and material resources has been strongly reduced compared to analogous products derived from petrochemical processes.

Oleos with DIAM’Oléactif®, a synergistic concentrate of biomolecules of 100% vegetable origin, extracted from quercus suber and cocs nucifera trees using oleo-eco-extraction patented green technology. Protective, anti-inflammatory and moisturising, DIAM’Oléactif is a result of the combination of three eco-extraction ‘green’ process (mechanical process, supercritical CO2 and oleo-eco-extraction).

The winners will be announced at a free-to-attend Award Ceremony (sponsored by KOLB) from 18:00-20:00 on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. The following awards will also be presented on the night:

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award: this award honours the development of a novel active or functional ingredient that combines innovative science and product features in a way that demonstrates substantial benefits to manufacturers and end-users when compared to existing ingredients.

Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards: Cosmetics & Toiletries will be presenting the winner from five finalists for its 2014 R&D Award for Best New Ingredient, which honours ingredients for their innovative design.

Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch Award: in-cosmetics 2014 has partnered with skin care giant Beiersdorf to identify the most forward-thinking ideas and concepts in a unique contest – the Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch. Exhibitors were invited to submit their most innovative ideas in advance of the event and the most successful have been invited to pitch to a jury from Marketing and Research & Development with the three best ideas announced during the awards ceremony.

This is all just a taster of what’s happening at this year’s in-cosmetics. Registration is now live! Click hereto register to attend in-cosmetics for free.

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