Top cosmetic ingredients shortlisted for industry award
Ten of the most innovative ingredients that could influence the future formulation of cosmetics products have been shortlisted for the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award. Judged by industry experts, the top ingredients include anti-ageing actives to protect the skin against UVA damage, alongside new extracts to help preserve hair cells.
The Best Ingredient Award recognises the development of a novel active or functional ingredient that combines innovative science and product features that benefit manufacturers and end-users when compared with existing ingredients.
All the finalists will feature in the Innovation Zone at in-cosmetics in Barcelona from the 17-19 April 2012, along with more than 55 other cosmetic ingredients from leading manufacturers. Those finalists are:
Ashland Speciality Ingredients with the new Vincience™ BiotHAIRapy™ biofunctional designed to help hair combat the effects of oxidative stress, resulting in healthier, fuller, younger looking hair. The ingredient name will be revealed exclusively at in-cosmetics.
GATTEFOSSE with Gatuline® Radiance, a new powerful anti-ageing active ingredient which acts on skin microcirculation, improving skin nutrition and giving more luminosity and vitality.
Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd with Ougon Liquid B, which has a high inhibitory activity of CYP1B1 induction by tobacco extract. This can be used to block environmental stress factors including UV.
IRB with Buddleja davidii stems G™, which contains 20% Butterfly Bush stem cells and minimum 0,2% of Verbascoside, a potent secondary metabolite able to protect the skin against UVA damage.
LIPOTEC with Hyanify™, an exopolysaccharide, obtained through biotechnological processes from a marine bacterial strain that fights against dehydration and wrinkles.
Mibelle Biochemistry with 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.
NeoPharm Co., Ltd with ATOPALM SEBUM CONTROLLING LOTION, containing ADfence-P, a newly developed PAR-2 inhibitor, that can reduce the sebum formation and inflammatory responses in skin.
Rahn AG with LIFTONIN®-XPRESS, a skin-tightening active that contains a lyophilisate made from the Microalga Porphyridium cruentum with Phycocolloids embedded in a film matrix made from natural polymers.
Unipex Innovations – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with Progeline™, a three amino-acids peptide biomimetic of a Elafin, an elastase inhibitor produced by keratinocyte which helps to fight the ageing process. Plus ADIPOFILL™, a new anti-ageing ingredient derived for vegetable glucose obtained by biotechnology.
Judges include Ruandro Knapik, Skin Care R&D at Grupo Boticário, Peter Tsolis, Corporate R&D Innovation at Estee Lauder, Nick Urquhart, Industry Consultant at Nauchem Services, Linda Marshall of Elysee Cosmetics and Angela Eppler PhD, Senior R&D Scientist at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award will be announced at a drinks reception and awards ceremony in the Marketing Trends Theatre at in-cosmetics on the 17 April from 18:00 to 20:00. Cosmetics & Toiletries will also present their R&D Awards at the same time.
To find out more about the Innovation Zone visit www.in-cosmetics.com/innovationzone and to register to visit the show for free, go to www.in-cosmetics.com/registration-2012