The judges  applauded Induchem for its scientific innovation, the use of green chemistry and the demonstrated efficacy of the ingredient that offers real benefits in formulation.
According to Induchem, Neodermyl reactivates collagens and elastin synthesis in the skin and to reenergise senescent fibroblasts by supplying them with an activated source of cellular energy. This results in a fast and sustainable production of Collagen III, Collagen I, Tropoelastin and Elastin, which lead to visible improvement of skin texture and reduction of wrinkle. In just two weeks Neodermyl gives equivalent results to one needle injection of collagen by a plastic surgeon (-15% wrinkle depth reduction).
“Our R&D and marketing teams have worked incredibly hard to create Neodermyl, a product we’re extremely proud of. The other finalists this year all had fantastic products, so to have been recognised with this prestigious award is a real honour. 2013 has so far been a very productive year for us and we look forward to the future,” said Fabrice Lefèvre, R&D and Marketing Director, Induchem.
Furthermore, Symrise’s SymHair Force 1631 was awarded the Silver prize. SymHair Force 1631 is a natural anti-hair loss active from a sustainable source of Microalgae that fortifies hair whilst improving density. The judges were especially impressed with the ingredient’s proven ability to increase hair shaft elongation by up to 13%.
Eventually, BiotechMarine’s Esculane, an anti-dandruff natural ingredient of marine origin, was awarded bronze.