Induchem, Dow Corning and Sederma achieved top industry recognition yesterday at in-cosmetics Barcelona’s Innovation Zone Best Ingredients Awards.
The awards recognise the development of innovative ingredients that combine both strong scientific research and end-user benefits.
For the first time in in-cosmetics 25 year history, the Best Ingredient Award was split into two separate categories for functional and active ingredients.
Induchem received the Gold Award in the active ingredients category for Brightenyl, an ingredient which reduces skin pigmentation by blocking the skin’s melanogenesis process.
The silver award was given to Lucas Meyer’s SWT-7, an anti-ageing active ingredient targeting self-regenerative stem cell technology. Bronze was awarded to Codif for Neuroguard, a natural anti-ageing ingredient developed from tree resin.
The functional ingredients category was won by Dow Corning, for its 3901 Liquid Satin Blend, a skin care lubricant adding rheology and texture to products.
Silver was awarded to Lucas Meyer for Lecigel, gelling agent with emulsifying properties, which allows the increase in the viscosity and the stability of formulas. Bronze went to Tagra Biotechnology for its Suncaps UV filters.
In recognition of the trade show’s 25-year anniversary, an award was given to the ingredient that has had the greatest impact on the cosmetics and personal care industry during the past quarter of a century, as voted for by over 1,000 show visitors and a panel of industry experts.
The coveted award was won by Sederma for Matrixyl, an anti-ageing skincare ingredient containing palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3, a peptide that aims to stimulate collagen synthesis and skin repair.