Sederma was awarded the PCHi Fountain Award for Green/Sustainable Active Ingredient for Apiscalp.
Designed for scalp purity and comfort, Apiscalp is a natural extract of Apium graveolens (celery) seeds and obtained by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. Supercritical fluid extraction, using carbon dioxide as a solvent, serves as an alternative to chemical solvents for the extraction of lipophilic compounds. This production mode requires less energy, yields molecules without residual solvents and recycles CO2.
Said Sederma marketing director Olga Gracioso: “The sustainability aspects are taken into consideration at the very earliest stage of a new active ingredient development, in line with our internal CSR policy. Sederma is proud to offer high tech active ingredients with proven efficacy that also contribute to the preservation of our planet thanks to low-impact production modes and responsible sourcing.”
The Fountain Award recognizes technology and innovation in the personal care industry. Winners were selected from more than 103 product entries; they were judged in two rounds by nine leading experts from the cosmetics industry and government.
The awards were given at the 2018 PCHi Exhibition, held in Shanghai.