Entries now open for the 2015 New Product Competition

Entries for the 2015 New Product Competition, hosted by Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review, are now open. Entry forms are now available here.

Encouraging innovation in cosmetics and household development is one of the main drivers behind the New Product Competition (NPC), which is now in its eighth year. The aim of the competition is to give local and international brands, who supply the South African market, the opportunity to showcase their innovative new products.

The NPC not only offers a platform to showcase products – launched from 1 January 2014 and up to 10 May 2015 – but also promises vast exposure for entrants and winners. The overall winner will win a trip to in-cosmetics 2016, the leading global business platform for personal care and cosmetics ingredients. The prize includes flights, accommodation and entry into the exhibition.

Each product is independently evaluated by our panel of expert judges – all highly regarded experts in formulation, marketing regulations and packaging for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry – and entrants will receive a comprehensive, professional and unbiased assessment of their product at the end of the competition.

The glamorous awards function will be hosted in October 2015, where trophies will be presented to the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up in the following categories:

  • Overall – an individual product or range of products that scored the highest marks amongst all products entered into the competition
  • Individual – the highest scoring product that is used on its own, and is not part of a range
  • Range – the highest scoring range of products that are part of a collection by one manufacturer
  • Packaging – a product or range of products that is packaged in an outstanding, efficient and innovative way
  • Editor’s choice – Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review editor Abby Vorster will choose the product that most impressed her

Products will also receive invaluable exposure and publicity in the form of write-ups in Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review and other affiliated trade media, along with online exposure on the magazine’s website,www.pharmacos.co.za as well as at our prestigious awards function.

For more information, contact Natalie Da Silva on [email protected].

2014 winners

Kalahari Lifestyle’s Retail Product Range took the top prize as overall winner for 2014. Its team won the opportunity to attend in-cosmetics 2015, taking place from 14 to 16 April in Barcelona, Spain.

Overall Winners

Individual Winners

Range Winners

Packaging Winner

Imbalie Beauty Bioeffect EGF Eye Serum

Editor’s Choice Award

ESSEL Products – DNA EPINEW Stem Cell Elixir



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