Innovators: In-cosmetics 2015 Crowns Top Innovation Zone and Green Ingredient Innovations

Induchem, Dow Corning and Laboratoires Expanscience were all recognised for innovative new ingredient launches at last nights in-cosmetics Barcelona award ceremony.

For the first time, the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient award, which recognises those products combining innovative science and features demonstrating substantial benefits to manufacturers and end-users, was split into two categories.

Induchem received gold in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient (Active) category for Brightenyl®, its first generation of active ingredient designed to be activated, upon application, by the skin microbiote.

Dow Corning picked up gold in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award (Functional) for 3901 Liquis Satin Blend, a thick, stretchy fluid, which creates a long-lasting feel of intense lubricity while delivering a stringy yet novel texture.

Judging the shortlist for both awards was Tomonbu Ezure, PhD, Shiseido Research Center, Amy Fu, Senior R&D Chemist, H2O Plus, Linda Marshall, President, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, John Jimenez, PhD, Senior Skin Care Scientist, Belcorp, Ruandro Knapik, Senior Skin Care Researcher, Grupo Boticatio and Alain Mavon, PhD, Skin Research Director at Oriflame.

The Green Ingredient Award, in association with Organic Monitor, was awarded to Laboratoires Expansicence for Aqualicia, a natural “3 in 1” active ingredient which entraps, distributes and limits water loss of the skin.

Cathy Laporte, Exhibition Manager at in-cosmetics said. “The standard of this years’ shortlists was remarkable. Innovation is at the heart of this industry, and these awards are a great reminder of that. It is always impressive to see how companies continue to find new solutions that make a real impact on the market and importantly on people’s lives.” Read more