15 of the industry’s most innovative ingredients have been shortlisted for the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award 2013, giving visitors a glimpse of what cosmetic formulation may hold in the future. Judged by a panel of experts, the ingredients include texturising agents, anti-ageing actives and hair care systems to combat hair loss.
The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award honours 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.
All the finalists appear in the Innovation Zone at in-cosmetics, as part of over 70 ingredients from leading suppliers. The finalists are: BERKEM
with Myrti’lla®, a 100% plant origin ingredient rich in polyphenols, which prevents redness, improves microcirculation and tones capillaries. BiotechMarine
with Esculane®, a natural marine-derived active ingredient designed to fight dandruff and is compliant with both Ecocert and China regulations. Croda Europe Ltd
with 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
with 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.
with new ingredient MandarinClear which delivers an innovative approach to impart skin with luminosity. Induchem
with Neodermyl®, a pure source of bio-renewable energy to reactivate collagens and elastin synthesis in skin. LABORATOIRES EXPANSCIENCE
with Sweetone, a concentrate of active molecules derived from Schizandra berries which acts as an imperfection corrector, soothing and unifying active. Lipotec
with JUVEFOXO™, a peptide specially directed at decreasing senescence and increasing cell longevity and functionality through minimising the accumulation of DNA damage. Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
with 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
with Phytenso™, a natural and soft hair straightener that can be used as an alternative to aggressive chemical relaxers. Mibelle Biochemistry
with PhytoCellTec™ Symphytum stem cell extract from the comfrey plant produced in plant cell cultures. Schülke & Mayr GmbH
with 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
with APOLLUSKIN®, a natural patented antipollution active ingredient, purified from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and able to protect the skin from environmental pollutants. Symrise AG
with SymHair® Force 1631, a natural anti-hair loss active from a sustainable source of microalgae. Worlée Chemie GmbH
with WorléeMicromer C70/61 & C70/63 which are two film-forming polymers specially developed for use in water-based nail polish systems.
Judges include Claudie Willemin, President, Société Française de Cosmétologie (SFC), Dr Shuliang Zhang, Clinical Site Leader, Unilever Research & Development Shanghai, Dr Prithwiraj Maitra, Center of Excellence Leader: Cleansing, Hair and Color Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson and Dr Angela Eppler, Senior R&D Scientist, Personal Care, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
Gold, Silver and Bronze will be presented to the winners during the in-cosmetics awards ceremony on 16 April from 18:00. The Lifetime Achievement Award and Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D awards winners will also be announced at the same time.
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