As usual, the in-cosmetics Global tradeshow was the occasion to award best ingredient launches. New to this year, the personal care industry also found out who had scooped the Make-up Bar Award and won the first Johnson & Johnson Innovation Flash Cosmetics Pitch.
In total, around 100 entries were received from suppliers based across the globe.
Laboratoires Expanscience with Passioline and Ashland for its FiberHance BM Solution innovation took home the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Gold Awards in the active and functional ingredient categories respectively:
- Passioline is a concentrate, rich in unsaponifiables derived from the co-valorization of the Peruvian fruit juice industry. It has shown efficacy in tissue repair, cell regeneration, anti-inflammatory properties that help it smooth any kind of skin imperfections.
- FiberHance BM Solution is a patented ingredient that strengthens and repairs internal hair fibres by creating additional bonds within the hair structure.
Gattefossé (Gatuline Link N Lift) and Lipotec (Reproage peptide) won the Silver and Bronze awards for their active ingredients. Meanwhile, in the functional category, Hallstar (Micah) and Inter Actifs - Aceto Corporation (Helicoidal Emulsion Technology) both received Silver awards, while Lucas Meyer Cosmetics (Siligel) took the Bronze prize.
Introduced to celebrate the most innovative developments in sensory and texture, in-cosmetics Global presented Gold, Silver and Bronze Sensory awards:
- Biesterfeld scooped the top prize for Body & Seoul - an innovative formulation kit containing seven products, such as a cleansing oil and overnight lip mask, that have been influenced by Asian trends.
- Chemyunion took the Silver prize with its Emulfeel, while Evonik won Bronze.
In the popular Green Ingredient category, which is run in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, Naturex scooped the Gold award for Eliorelys, an active derived from cherry blossoms using a green technology process.
Biolie presented with the Bronze prize for Greentense, while Silver went to Kahai SAS for its new Cacay Oil product.
In a first for in-cosmetics Global, the new Make-up Bar also launched an award for the most innovative developments in colour cosmetics and make-up:
- Ronald Britton was enthralled to be named the inaugural winner for its cosmetic Bio-glitter, a range of glitters based on a biodegradable film that is certified compostable.
- Lubrizol’s Avalure Flex-6 Polymer was presented with the Bronze award, while Nikkol Group Nikko Chemicals Co. Ltd took home the Silver prize for its Iro-Odori jelly eye shadow.
Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s Flash Cosmetics Pitch
Eleven international start-ups took part in the very first Johnson & Johnson Innovation Flash Cosmetics Pitch. Taking place on the show floor, representatives from shortlisted businesses pitched innovations in six categories - anti-ageing, devices, digital beauty, microbiome, naturals and personalization - to the company’s panel of R&D and marketing experts.
Nuritas, a digital biotech company from Ireland, was announced as the winner, impressing the judges with its discovery of peptides from natural plant sources using artificial intelligence and DNA analysis.