Beauty challenger awards highlight industry trends

By Simon Pitman

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The move towards both more natural and ethically produced personal care products was highlighted at Beyond Beauty’s Beauty Challenge Awards 2008.

This year the top ‘coup de coeur’ award went to an innovative new comer, Aïny, for a range of skin care products produced from active extracts sourced in the rainforests of Peru and Ecuador. spoke to company founder, Daniel Joutard, who explained that the project was the culmination of six years hard work to source the ingredients and put the skin care range together.

“We have taken a unique approach in the development of this skin care range, incorporating local knowledge and know-how to source the most effective natural ingredients from indigenous people in Latin America,”​ said Joutard

Unique active ingredients

The range includes extracts from the Sacha Inchi, Achiote Ungurahua and Tree of Life plants, of which the latter two are claimed to have been incorporated into cosmetic products for the first time ever

The panel of judges, which included an international jury of 40 highly experienced industry professionals, said they were impressed by the uniqueness of the new range and the fact that it incorporates such unique ingredients.

Aïny also comes with four certification endorsements, including One Voice and Ecocert certification, underlining the hard work that the company has undertaken to ensure the line meets with the leading industry standards.

Other key prize winners

The Beauty Challenger Awards also recognized key achievements in the Cosmeeting, Spa & Institut and Pharmameeting segments of the Beyond Beauty show.

The Cosmeeting first prize went to Erborian Korean Skin Therapy, a range of skin care products developed using traditional Korean herbal treatments. The line was developed in co-operation with a specialist laboratory in Seoul, to provide a natural means of enhancing the skin’s hyaluronic acid, to produce younger looking skin.

The Spa & Institut first prize was bagged by an intriguing line from Japanese company Jewel Beauty, which was recognized for its Raku massage sandals – designed to ergonomically support the body’s weight – together with its SlimCera Beauty roller – a patented device designed to revitalize the skin

Tapping into the ‘beauty from within trend’ the Pharmameeting top prize went to Need groumet health products – a range of healthy gum sweets targeting six different areas of health and beauty, including skin, stress, figure and toning.

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