The winners of the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards and the new Green Ingredient Award were announced at an exclusive ceremony in Hamburg.
Gattefossé scooped the Gold award in this year’ss Innovation Zone Awards, for the development of Emulium Mellifera, a new generation of PEG-free emulsifier that auto-adapts to skin type and climate, creating emulsions that are white and luxurious in appearance.
“We are naturally delighted to have won this prestigious award. A huge amount of research has gone into developing EMULIUM MELLIFERA and we believe that it has the potential to revolutionize the skin care industry in the future. It is a truly unique product and we look forward to introducing it to the industry over the next few days.” Said Paula Lennon, marketing and innovation director at Gattefossé.
Also celebrating an important win was Alban Muller International, who took home the top honur in the new Green Ingredient Award (in association with Organic Monitor) for its Scurvy Grass Extract, a 100% natural extract of the Scurvy Grass plant, which is rich in Vitamin C, a recognized anti-aging agent.
Silver and Bronze Awards in Innovations were also presented to Induchem (Silver) for Redensyl, a new hair growth galvanizer which targets the hair follicles; stem cells and Lipotec (Bronze) for Argirelox peptide, which is directed at reducing expression lines by modulating muscle contraction.
The finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges including Angela Eppler PhD, senior R&D scientist at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and Dr Jianzhong Yang, PhD, president of Beauty & Health Innovation Co. Ltd., senior scientist at Belcorp, John Jiménez and President and Owner of Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, Linda R Marshall.
The Silver and Bronze winners in the Green Ingredient Award were Minasolve (Silver) with MinaCare Pentiol Green+, a new and unique version of pentylene glycol that is produced from renewable vegetal raw materials and Akott (Bronze) with Akosky Apium, a hydrosoluble celery Cell Culture extract which in vitro is very efficient in stimulating pro-collagen I and III, and fibronectin.
The finalists in the Green Ingredient Award were selected by an expert panel of judges including Dr. Pauline Hili, founder and technical director, Neal's Yard Remedies, Katharina Post, head galenic development NOC, Weleda, Dr. Erik Schulze zur Wiesche, basic development hair care, Henkel, Amarjit Sahota, president Organic Monitor and Judi Beerling, technical director, Organic Monitor.
During the ceremony Ashland, Croda and KPT were also announced as winners of the Beiersdorf Innovation Pitch, while the Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine R&D Best New Award went to Silab.
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