This year, for the first time, the Best Ingredient Award has been split into two categories – Active Ingredients and Functional Ingredients.
As with previous years, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be chosen for each Award, and all of the shortlisted products can be seen on the Innovation Zone feature at in-cosmetics 2015.
Last year’s Gold winner was Lipotec with ACTIGYM, which was designed to help consumers achieve greater body definition by enhancing adiponectin release and mitochondrial activity.
The Green Ingredient Awards, in association with Organic Monitor, also return and honour a raw material or ingredient that, in the opinion of the judges, makes a significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability.
Shortlisted materials will have been launched over a year ago and have current applications in cosmetic products. Applicants will also have proved the environmental and social difference the raw material or ingredient makes in terms of sustainability.
So, without any further ado, here are the lists of the finalists for each of the three awards:
Innovation Zone Best Ingredient – Active Ingredient
CLR Chem. Lab with ProRenew Complex CLR: An active based on probiotic technology and positively influences both the speed and the quality of epidermal growth.
CODIF R&N with Neuroguard: An active which explores a new approach in Neurocosmetics to treat wrinkles of 60-year-old+ consumers.
Induchem with Brightenyl: The first generation of active ingredient designed to be activated, upon application, by the skin microbiote.
INFINITEC ACTIVOS with X50 PHOTOGLOW – THE COSMETIC: Details of this ingredient will be unveiled at in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015.
Lipotec with NOCTURSHAPE blue ingredient: A biotechnological active that reduces nocturnin levels in adipocytes at night time.
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with SWT-7: This ingredient activates adipose-derived stem cells to promote the production of growth factors and improve epidermis thickness.
SILAB with EPIGENOMYL: Obtained from the calendula flower and rich in oligosaccharides, it revitalizes the epigenome which is weakened by external aggressors and age, providing the skin with many anti-ageing benefits.
Innovation Zone Best Ingredient – Functional Ingredient
Chongqing Pellets with Softlets F (CC mix): Encapsulating rich oil, pigment, pearls and nutrition actives and based in a very light transparent gel base.
Clariant SE with GlucoTain surfactants: A combination of foam and sensory benefits for skin and hair, which is also extremely mild to skin.
Dow Corning with Dow Corning 3901 Liquid Satin Blend: A thick, stretchy fluid, which creates a long-lasting feel of intense lubricity while delivering a stringy yet novel texture.
Lipoid Kosmetik AG with SLM 2038: A new type of multi-lamellar cream based on Lipoid Kosmetik’s SLM Skin Lipid Matrix technology.
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with Happiness in a Jar! Lecigel: Unique and sophisticated textures formulated using Lucas Meyer Cosmetics emulsifiers containing phospholipids.
Minasolve with MinaSolve Green B: Details of this ingredient will be unveiled at in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015.
Tagra Biotechnologies Ltd with SunCaps – encapsulated organic and inorganic UV filters: Unbreakable, transparent micron-sized microcapsules of organic and inorganic UV filters, which prevent UV filter leakage.
Green Ingredient Awards
Amedeo Brasca & C. srl with Olifeel E-Nat: A natural W/O emulsifier resulting from 100% green patented technology.
Amyris, Inc with Neossance Squalane: Amyris has developed a unique production process for renewable sugarcane-derived squalane.
Laboratoires EXPANSCIENCE with AQUALICIA: A natural 3-in-1 active ingredient: entrapping water, distributing it and limiting the water loss.
LESSONIA with CELLULOSCRUB: A biodegradable and natural exfoliant with very similar characteristics to polyethylene costs.
Marinova Pty Ltd with Maritech Bright: A novel, polyphenol-rich fucoidan extract developed specifically for skin brightening applications.
Marinova Pty Ltd with Maritech Reverse: Derived from wild harvested, Wakame seaweed, Maritech Reverse is a high-purity fucoidan extract developed specifically for anti-aging formulations.
Oat Cosmetics with Oat COM ORG (Organic Colloidal Oatmeal): An optimized extruded colloidal oatmeal manufactured under an approved patented process to the US Pharmacopeial Standard.
To find out more about all of the finalists, visit the Innovation Zone at the event, or you can visit the companies at their stands.
The Awards Ceremony will take place at in-cosmetics 2015, Barcelona, in the Ceremony Room CC5.1 (above the show halls) from 18:00-20:00 on 14 April.