Lipo Chemicals Inc has fought off stiff competition from eight other finalists to be crowned the winner of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award at this year’s in-cosmetics exhibition in Milan.
The company scooped the top prize with Liposhield™ HEV Melanin, a novel patent-pending ingredient derived from a vegetable source which is designed to shield the skin from high-energy blue or violet light that may induce premature ageing.
Christine Gehres, VP Global Marketing at Lipo Chemicals Inc commented: “We’re obviously delighted to have won this prestigious award. A great deal of hard work has gone into making Liposhield™ HEV Melanin a success and it feels great to have this recognised by so many industry experts.”
Silver and bronze awards were also presented to NeoPharm Co., Ltd with Defensamide™, a skin AMPs stimulant derived from natural amino acids which reinforces the skin’s natural barrier system and facilitates improved moisturisation and ISP with Capsaline 14™, a synthetic peptide designed to target and boost the expression of capsase-14, which is believed to be an important component in the skin’s natural defences.
Selecting the winner wasn’t an easy decision. There were eight very strong finalists in the competition, which were whittled down to three by a panel of industry experts including Amy Fu, Senior Research Scientist, Global Skin Care at Alberto Culver, Linda Marshall, President and owner of Elysée Cosmetics, Marc Pissavini, PhD, Director, Basic & Applied Research and Technical Services, Lancaster at Coty R&D Center, Monaco and Theresa Chen, Ph.D. Associate Director, Global Growth Strategy and Technology Platform at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
The products were judged on how well they combine science and features in a way that demonstrates substantial benefits to manufacturers and end-users when compared with existing ingredients.
Cathy Laporte, in-cosmetics Group Marketing Manager, commented: “Although there could only be one main winner, all the ingredients showcased in the Innovation Zone and indeed across the whole exhibition are strong in their own right and I have no doubt that they will go on to be used very successfully in cosmetic and personal care formulations around the world in the not too distant future.”
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