The cream of in-cosmetics’ innovators revealed

in-cosmetics Global, Amsterdam, 17-19 April, Innovation Zone Awards 2018
in-cosmetics Global last night unveiled the winners of its Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards 2018 – a celebration of the most cutting-edge personal care ingredients that have been launched in the past six months.

Ingredients businesses large and small battled it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze places across five categories – Best Active Ingredient, Best Functional Ingredient, Green Ingredient, Make Up Bar Award and the Sensory Award. Judged by some of the industry’s foremost experts, the awards are highly respected around the world and demonstrate the fantastic innovation that is on display at in-cosmetics Global.

This year’s winners are as follows:

Best Active Ingredient
Gold: Mibelle Biochemistry – MossCellTec™ No. 1

Best Functional Ingredient
Gold: Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH – RHEANCE Glycolipids
Bronze: Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc. – Desert Milk™

Green Ingredient
Gold: Lessonia – Fucoreverse
Silver: IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics – Bio ForeXtra, Borealine® Expert
Bronze: DKSH – Marine Bamboo TG

Sensory Bar Award
Gold: Elementis – RHEOLUXE Rheology – Come Play With Us
Silver: Givaudan – The Sensory Fusion
Bronze: IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics – SOS: Solutions Offering Sensoriality

Make Up Bar Award
Gold: Cosmetic Bioglitter Pure – Ronald Britton
Silver: NAGASE Personal Care – Long Lasting Matte Concealer
Bronze: Inspired by Naturality – MIYOSHI EUROPE

On winning Gold in the Best Functional Ingredient category, Dr Hans Henning Wenk, Head of R&D Biobased Materials at Evonik, said: “We are absolutely amazed to win. We have put so much energy into the development of this ingredient for six years – I think it is a breakthrough. We are launching this new technology for the first time and so to get this recognition is fantastic – there will be more to come from Evonik!”

Gold Best Active Ingredient category winner Dr Fred Zulli, Head of Business Unit Biochemistry at Mibelle Biochemistry, said: “We are so happy and surprised to have won this award. It is so difficult to succeed in this competition when there are so many great ingredients around.”

Belinda Carli, in-cosmetics Global’s Technical Adviser and awards judge, commented: “This year’s entries were truly remarkable and the level of innovation in personal care ingredients continues to astound me every year.

“in-cosmetics Global is a hotbed for creativity and many suppliers choose to launch their latest products at the event, which makes selecting the best of the best so much harder. The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards reward excellence and I am excited to see some of the incredible formulations that will be created by manufacturers using these products over the coming months.”

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