Azelis impressed the judges, all industry leading professionals, with its active ingredient Tagra CelluCapsT C, a "green" microencapsulation delivery system that whitens the skin, increases cell renewal and prevents moisture loss. The CelluCapsT range is based on Tagra's unique Release on DemandT (RNDT) technology which is a method of providing stability, efficiency and controlled/immediate release for non-water soluble ingredients. Upon application while rubbing the formulation onto skin, the polymeric shell collapses and the microcapsules begin to fracture releasing the encapsulated active, according to Azelis.
The competition this year in included two rounds of evaluation of all the entries, judged by nine leading experts from both the cosmetics industry and government.
"We were up against fantastic entries from key players in our industry and it is a true honor to win the Fountain Award for Innovation for the fourth time,” said Jane Zhang, head of personal care in China. “This is a true testament to our teams and am delighted that the innovative formulation developed by Azelis and based on a cutting edge ingredient provided by our partner Tagra has been rewarded with this recognition."
Conrad Bucheleres, managing director China, added "We are thrilled to see that Tagra CelluCapsT C has pleased the PCHi judges. The technical excellence of our people and the high quality ingredients delivered by our principals aids Azelis' success. With over 21 years' combined experience and excellent market connect, our three formulation experts from our Personal Care team in China are more than well positioned to anticipate market trends and proactively offer innovative solutions. We are delighted with this award and will continue to excite the market through further development of new ideas and innovation, continually strengthening our offering to customers."
Azelis Personal Care won four innovation awards last year, including the 2017 Gold Formulation Award at Cosmetagora (Paris), Product Innovation Award at Ringier Technology Innovation Awards (China), Laura Marshall Innovation Award at SCS Formulate (UK) and the Cosmetics Fountain Innovation Award at PCHi exhibition.