Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award: Mibelle Biochemistry was presented with the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award for its Black BeeOme. Obtained by fermenting the honey of a rare and old honey bee species, it wowed judges with its ability to regenerate the skin flora and restore the skin barrier.
Sensory Bar Award: Eight products were demonstrated in this year’s Sensory Bar, which is designed to highlight the most unique ingredients that excite the senses. Scooping the top prize as Seppic's Sunshine & Pixie Dust SPF30, an easy-to-apply sun care emulsion packed with shimmering glitter that also leaves skin soft, moisturized and gleaming.
Make-Up Bar Award: This award was presented to the supplier making the biggest strides forward in color cosmetics. The winner was Natura-tec's DIY Super Glow, a frosted metallic eye shadow that offers a soft, creamy texture. Its silky texture which glides easily into the eyelids was a clear favorite among the judges.
This year’s awards were judged by six industry experts: Pilar Ramírez, formulations R&D Leader at Kimberly Clark Mexico; Muriel Pujos, technical and scientific director skin care at Coty Mexico; Stacie Abraham, regulatory program ,anager at UL; Sarah Jindal, senior global analyst at Mintel; Mark Chandler, president of ACT Solutions; and Jennifer Karuletwa, creative contributor and business leader at PeclersParis.