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Winners Announced for Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards and Innovation Zone Awards

Posted: April 24, 2012

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Finalists for Best New Ingredient included: Lonza (Arch), for its ReGeniStem Red Rice, an extract from a Himalayan red rice meristem culture that has been elicited to promote the expression of secondary metabolites; Sederma, for its Resistem anti-aging ingredient combining eco-friendly production with a novel mechanism—hormesis; and Ashland, for its FlexiThix (INCI: Polyvinylpyrrolidone) rheology modifier, a polymer-based thickener demonstrated to work in difficult-to-thicken systems such as those having high salt content. 

Finalists for Most Creative Application included: Kimberly-Clark Corp., for its Kleenex brand Cool Touch Facial Tissue; PZ Cussons, for its Charles Worthington Salon at Home Straight & Smooth hair treatment; and Procter & Gamble, for its SK-II Cellumination Mask In-Lotion.

"All the finalists are to be commended for their remarkable work, and we at Cosmetics & Toiletries strive to recognize their science behind the end product applications." Nominations for the 2013 R&D Awards will be available shortly at www.CosmeticsandToiletries.com/awards.

Innovation Zone Award Winners

In-Cosmetics presented its gold, silver and bronze Innovation Zone Awards. There was a tie for gold, which Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, a subsidiary of the Unipex Group, for Progeline and Adipofill. Progeline is an amino acid anti-aging trio and Adipofill is anti-aging ingredient derived from biotechnology.

Silver was awarded to Mibelle Biochemistry for DermCom to renew skin firmness. Bronze went to Lipotec for Hyanify, an exopolysaccharide obtained through biotech processes from a marine bacterial strain.

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