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Finalists Announced for in-cosmetics' Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award

Posted: April 10, 2013

The finalists have been announced for in-cosmetics 2013's Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award. The fifteen finalists, including texturizing agents, anti-aging actives and anti-hair loss systems, give visitors a glimpse of what cosmetic formulation may hold in the future. The finalists were chosen by a panel of expert judges from many innovative raw materials that will be displayed at the Innovation Zone at in-cosmetics.

The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award honors the development of novel actives or functional ingredients that successfully combine scientific superiority, formulation benefits for manufacturers and efficacy for consumers when compared to other products currently available on the market.

The finalists are:

  • Berkem for Myrti’lla, a 100% plant origin ingredient rich in polyphenols, which prevents redness, improves microcirculation and tones capillaries.
  • BiotechMarine for Esculane, a natural marine-derived active ingredient designed to fight dandruff and is compliant with both Ecocert and China regulations.
  • Croda Europe Ltd. for Solaveil Sensation (Solaveil ST-100). With proven sensory performance due to a unique silane coating, Solaveil ST-100 creates light and luxurious UV protection products.
  • Gattefossé for Lipocire A SG, which exclusively uses RSPO segregated palm and palm kernel oils and is the first texturing agent to be certified sustainable.
  • Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd. for MandarinClear, which delivers an innovative approach to impart skin with luminosity.
  • Induchem for Neodermyl, a pure source of bio-renewable energy to reactivate collagens and elastin synthesis in skin.
  • Laboratoires Expanscience for Sweetone, a concentrate of active molecules derived from schizandra berries which acts as an imperfection corrector, soothing and unifying active.
  • Lipotec for Juvefoxo, a peptide specially directed at decreasing senescence and increasing cell longevity and functionality through minimising the accumulation of DNA damage.
  • Lucas Meyer Cosmetics for Elix-IR which is the first botanical active ingredient designed to fight Infra’aging (infrared-induced skin ageing) and is a breakthrough concept in skin photoprotection and photo-ageing.
  • Lucas Meyer Cosmetics for Phytenso, a natural and soft hair straightener that can be used as an alternative to aggressive chemical relaxers.
  • Mibelle Biochemistry for PhytoCellTec Symphytum stem cell extract from the comfrey plant produced in plant cell cultures.
  • Schülke & Mayr GmbH for sensiva PA 30 natural–by design, which combines the antimicrobial activity of two nature-identical fragrance ingredients that are active against spoilage-causing and odour-causing germs, with the boosting and skin care properties of a naturally-derived emollient.
  • Silab for Apolluskin, a natural patented antipollution active ingredient, purified from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and able to protect the skin from environmental pollutants.
  • Symrise AG for SymHair Force 1631, a natural anti-hair loss active from a sustainable source of microalgae.
  • Worlée Chemie GmbH for WorléeMicromer C70/61 and C70/63, which are two film-forming polymers specially developed for use in water-based nail polish systems.

Judges included: Claudie Willemin, president of the Société Française de Cosmétologie (SFC); Shuliang Zhang, PhD, clinical site leader of Unilever Research & Development Shanghai; Prithwiraj Maitra, Phd, center of excellence leader for cleansing, hair and color cosmetics at Johnson & Johnson; and Angela Eppler, Phd, senior R&D scientist for personal care at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Gold, Silver and Bronze will be presented to the winners during the in-cosmetics awards ceremony on April 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM. The Lifetime Achievement Award and Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards winners will also be announced at the same time.