Finalists of this year’s Innovation Zone and Green Ingredient Awards of in-cosmetics Global have been disclosed. The awards will be announced on 6 October - the opening day of the inaugural in-cosmetics Virtual, at 16:30 (GMT).
Innovation Zone: “Best Active Ingredient”
The skincare sector has been recognised as one of the most resilient categories during the pandemic, a step change from the lipstick index established during previous recessions. It is, therefore, no surprise to see new skincare ingredients leading the pack in the Innovation Zone - Active category. Twelve companies have been recognised in this year’s shortlist with Clariant Active, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics and Vytrus Biotech scooping two nominations each.
The Best Active Ingredient Award shortlist includes:
Algaktiv SL - Algaktiv BodySKN
Chemyunion - Cellfie
Clariant Active Ingredients - Rootness Energize
Clariant Active Ingredients - Prenylium
Codif Technologies - EPS Seapur
Givaudan Active - K-phyto [SC] Camellia
Lipoid Kosmetik AG - PhytoCodine
LipoTrue - Reneseed
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics - Hydrosella
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics - Inst’Tense
Mibelle Biochemistry - Alpine Rose Active
Odycea - Jade Alga
Silab - Lactobiotyl
Vytrus Biotech - Kannabia Sense
Vytrus Biotech - Deobiome Noni
Innovation Zone Award: “Best Functional Ingredient”
From skincare and suncare to haircare and decoratives, the nominees for the Best Functional Ingredient span a range of sectors and product categories. The shortlist includes:
AH & NS - Re:Laméil
Ashland - Antaron Eco Gel
Cargill Beauty - StarDesign Power
Chemyunion - Sensoveil Soft
Clariant - Velsan Flex
Döhler GmbH - YuraQ M
Dow - SunSpheres BIO SPF
Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH - TEGO Remo 95 MB
Gattefossé - Emulium Dolcea MB
Givaudan Active Beauty - New Red 1805
Oleon - Radiasurf ML10
Sensient Cosmetic Technologies - Natpure XFine range
Stepan - Stepanquat Soleil
Sudarshan - Prestige Silver Glow
Symrise AG - SymEffect Sun.
The judges of the Innovation Zone Awards are: Muriel Pujos, Pharm D, Technical and Scientific Director Skin Care, Coty; Dr. Andrea Mitarotonda PhD, FRSC, Independent Consultant in Cosmetic Chemistry; Belinda Carli, Director/Cosmetic Chemist, Institute of Personal Care Science; Zalina Wälchli, Entrepreneur, Zalina Wälchli International; Dr Barbara Brockway, Director - Personal Care, AppliedDNA Sciences; Fernanda Motta Scientific Communication Manager, Laboratorios Maverick; and Alex Fisher, Associate Director - Beauty & Personal Care, Mintel.
Green Ingredient Award
Announced in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, the Green Ingredient Award will honour innovations that are championing sustainability in the personal care and beauty market.
The full shortlist includes:
BASF Beauty Care Solutions - Hyalufix GL BC100095
Cargill Beauty - FiberDesign Sensation
Cirebelle - CireNat Rice Bran Exfoliating Spheres
Forestwise - Illipe butter
Henry Lamotte Oils GmbH - Paradise Nut Oil/Magdalena River Nut Oil
Lessonia - C+eRAMIDE
Mibelle Biochemistry - Black BeeOme
Minasolve SAS - A-Leen Aroma-3
Sensient Cosmetic Technologies - Natpure Xtra Longevity
SEPPIC - Sepifine BB.
The judges are: Amarjit Sahota, Founder, Ecovia Intelligence; Tom Hornshøj-Møller, Technical Consultant and ex-R&D Manager, Urtekram; Robin Parker, Technical Director, Acheson & Acheson; Jean-Florent Campion, Research & Innovation, L’Oreal; and Judi Beerling, Technical Research Manager, Ecovia Intelligence / Pertech Associates.
“We are continually inspired to see the resilience and innovation demonstrated by the personal care and cosmetics industry. Although it’s disappointing not to be able to honour these incredible ingredients in person, I’m looking forward to finding out who is awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze titles in a new virtual format this October,” said Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibition Director for in-cosmetics Global.