Lucas Meyer Cosmetics was applauded by the industry for its new ingredients Progeline™ and ADIPOFILL™ last night, with the products claiming joint Gold in the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award. During the ceremony, Cosmetics & Toiletries also presented their R&D Awards.
Progeline™ is a three amino-acids peptide biomimetic of an Elafin, an elastase inhibitor produced by keratinocyte, which helps fight the ageing process. The company’s second contribution, ADIPOFILL™, is a new anti-ageing ingredient derived from vegetable glucose obtained by biotechnology.
Celebrating the award, Isabelle Lacasse from Lucas Meyer Cosmetics said: “Having been up against some tough competition, we’re thrilled to have won this coveted award. It’s been a busy year for us, so to receive such recognition is terrific.”
The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award returned to in-cosmetics after a triumphant debut at the Milan event in 2011. The award recognises the development of a novel active or functional ingredient that demonstrates newly welcomed benefits to manufacturers and end-users.
Over 150 exhibitors and visitors congregated at the Marketing Trends Theatre for the winners’ announcement. Silver prize went to Mibelle Biochemistry for DermCom, which stimulates the communication between epidermal and dermal cells to help boost collagen and elastin production that renews the skin’s resilience and firmness. LIPOTEC took bronze with its hydrating ingredient Hyanify™ – an exopolysaccharide obtained through biotechnological processes from a marine bacterial strain.
Lucy Gillam, Event Director for in-cosmetics, said of the awards: “With such a high calibre of finalists, a lot of thought went into whittling it down to our winners, who are shining examples of new cosmetic innovation in 2012. We are delighted to recognise the industry’s budding talent, and look forward to seeing how all of our finalists progress from here.”
Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts including:
• Ruandro Knapik, Skin Care R&D, Grupo Boticário
• Peter Tsolis, Corporate R&D Innovation, Estee Lauder
• Nick Urquhart, Industry Consultant at Nauchem Services
• Linda Marshall, President/Owner of Elysee Cosmetics
• Angela Eppler, PhD, Senior R&D Scientist at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Other runners-up included Ashland Speciality Ingredients with Procataline™ extract, as unveiled at in-cosmetics; GATTEFOSSE with Gatuline® Radiance™, a new powerful anti-ageing active ingredient promoting dermatological luminosity and vitality; Ichimaru Pharcos Co. Ltd, with Ougon Liquid B™, which blocks environmental stress factors; IRB with Buddleja davidii stems G™, designed to protect the skin against UVA damage; NeoPharm Co. Ltd, with ATOPALM SEBU CONTROLLING LOTION that reduces inflammatory skin conditions; and Rahn AG with LIFTONIN®-XPRESS™, a skin-tightening active.
Cosmetics & Toiletries also announced the winners of its R&D Awards with Kao Brands Company taking the Most Creative Application for John Frieda Frizz Ease 3 Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray and Interpolymer Corp the Best New Ingredient for Syntran PC 5620.
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