4 November 2015 – Lucas Meyer stole the show at in-cosmetics Asia this afternoon, with its Happiness in a Jar with LecigelTM functional and Exo-PTM active ingredients both claiming Gold in the event’s highly respected Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards.
The quantity of highly innovative ingredients at this year’s event meant that the 2015 awards were given in two categories – Best Active Ingredient and Best Functional Ingredient – with 12 products shortlisted by a panel of industry experts from Coty-Lancaster Group, Seers Consulting, KAL’IDEES S.A.S., Skinnovation Ltd and Coty Group.
More than 100 exhibitors and visitors gathered for the award ceremony hosted in the in-cosmetics Asia Innovation Zone, where they saw Lucas Meyer celebrate taking home Gold awards in both categories. Ashland’s ElixianceTM Biofunctional (Active) and Evonik Industries’ Varisoft EQ 100 (Functional) took the silver awards, while Gattefosse Gatuline® Spot-Light (Active) and Nikko Chemicals Nikkol Nikkofine LW (Functional) took third place in their respective areas.
In the active category, Exo-P™, which forms a biomimetic shield on the surface of the skin to fight against urban pollution and smog, was awarded top spot for being “a truly cosmetic ingredient providing a protection function important in today’s polluted cities” according to our judges. Whereas, Lucas Meyer’s Happiness in a Jar with Lecigel™ ingredient – developed by specialists in psychology and neuroscience – was a clear winner in the functional ingredient category. Judges said that “evaluating emulsifiers with superior textures to show that the consumer will feel pleasure in their use made this product an interesting and innovative proposition”.
Christine Desy, global commercial director of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, commented: “We are overwhelmed and excited. These two awards are testament to our teamwork. Happiness in a Jar is magic coming from phospholipid. It’s a most unique texture and the next generation of emulsifiers. Exo-P is groundbreaking technology to fight pollution targeting PM2.5.”
Sarah Gibson, Event Director for in-cosmetics Asia, added: “It’s amazing to see the quality and quantity of entrants to this year’s awards. Each year we’re surprised by the impressive innovations that businesses present and this year was one of the best yet. We’d like to congratulate all the shortlisted companies, and especially those that took home the prizes today.”
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