Skin care ingredients dominate shortlist for in-cosmetics awards 2020

Celebrating the most cutting-edge personal care ingredients, in-cosmetics Global has announced the companies shortlisted in this year’s Innovation Zone and Green Ingredient Awards. 

The awards will be announced on 6 October – the opening day of the inaugural in-cosmetics Virtual. These awards celebrate the manufacturers of ingredients who are helping to push the boundaries of innovation and respond to evolving consumer demands. 

Natural and sustainable cosmetics and skin care products from Pixabay pic
in-cosmetics Global celebrates the most cutting-edge personal care and cosmetics ingredients

Finalists: Best Active Ingredient 

The skin care segment 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 skin care ingredients leading the pack in the Innovation Zone – Active category. A total of 12 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 BodySKN by Algaktiv  
  • Cellfie by Chemyunion (represented locally by Chemgrit Cosmetics
  • Rootness Energize by Clariant Active Ingredients  
  • Prenylium by Clariant Active Ingredients  
  • EPS Seapur by Codif Technologies (available in South Africa from Vantage)  
  • K-phyto [SC] Camellia by Givaudan Active (represented locally by The Care Co.
  • PhytoCodine by Lipoid Kosmetik (represented locally by AECI Specialty Chemicals
  • LipoTrue – Reneseed 
  • Lucas Meyer Cosmetics – Hydrosella 
  • Lucas Meyer Cosmetics – Inst’Tense 
  • Alpine Rose Active by Mibelle Biochemistry (represented locally by Carst & Walker
  • Odycea – Jade Alga 
  • Lactobiotyl by Silab (represented locally by Meganede
  • Kannabia Sense by Vytrus Biotech (represented locally by Savannah Fine Chemicals)  
  • Vytrus Biotech – Deobiome Noni.  

Finalists: Best Functional Ingredient 

From skin and sun care to hair care and decorative cosmetics, the nominees for the Best Functional Ingredient span a range of sectors and product categories. The Best Functional Ingredient Award shortlist includes: 

  • AH & NS – Re:Laméil 
  • Antaron Eco Gel by Ashland (available in South Africa from IMCD)  
  • Cargill Beauty – StarDesign Power 
  • Chemyunion – Sensoveil Soft 
  • Clariant – Velsan Flex 
  • Döhler – YuraQ M 
  • SunSpheres Bio SPF by Dow (represented locally by AECI Specialty Chemicals) 
  • Evonik Nutrition & Care – Tego Remo 95 MB 
  • Emulium Dolcea MB by Gattefossé (represented locally by Carst & Walker) 
  • Givaudan Active Beauty – New Red 1805 
  • Oleon – Radiasurf ML10 
  • Sensient Cosmetic Technologies – Natpure XFine range 
  • Stepanquat Soleil by Stepan (represented locally by Millchem
  • Sudarshan – Prestige Silver Glow 
  • Symrise – SymEffect Sun. 

As the judges 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 and personal care, Mintel – these industry experts have chosen ingredients that combine innovative science and product features in a way that offers substantial benefits to manufacturers. 

Finalists: Green Ingredient Award 

As sustainability continues to drive cosmetic manufacturers to assess the ingredients used in their formulations, this year’s Green Ingredient Award – in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence – will honour innovations that are championing sustainability in the personal care and beauty industries.  

The full shortlist includes: 

  • Hyalufix GL BC100095 by BASF Beauty Care Solutions (represented locally by Botanichem
  • Cargill Beauty – FiberDesign Sensation 
  • Cirebelle – CireNat Rice Bran Exfoliating Spheres 
  • Forestwise – Illipe butter  
  • Paradise Nut Oil/Magdalena River Nut Oil by Henry Lamotte Oils (represented locally by Protea Chemicals
  • C+eRAMIDE by Lessonia (represented locally by Carst & Walker) 
  • Mibelle Biochemistry – Black BeeOme 
  • Minasolve SAS – A-Leen Aroma-3 
  • Sensient Cosmetic Technologies – Natpure Xtra Longevity 
  • Sepifine BB by Seppic (represented locally by CJP Chemicals).  

The judges – 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 – have selected the nominated raw materials or ingredients as those that are leading the way in making an environmental and/or social difference in the area of sustainability. 

Inspired by the industry’s resilience  

Roziani Zulkifli, exhibition director for in-cosmetics Global, said: “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 the creators of 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.” 

The in-cosmetics Global award winners will be announced on 6 October at 16:30 (GMT). The award ceremony will be live-streamed via the in-cosmetics Virtual event platform, in-cosmetics webinar channel and the in-cosmetics Group Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. Click here for more information



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