The winners of the in-cosmetics Global 2022 Innovation Awards announced
Announced on the first day of the show – held April 5-7 in Paris – the awards are a celebration of the latest innovations in personal care ingredients.
Ingredient companies large and small showed up in droves for this year’s awards, with a record 180 entries in four categories.
Innovation Zone: Active Ingredient Price
pick it up Gold Innovation Zone Award: Active Ingredient Award was IFF – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics for its Wastar Pink Berry. The ingredient is designed as a recycled botanical extract rich in biflavonoids to soothe irritated scalps. By promoting pink berry by-products from the extraction of IFF fragrant compounds, Wastar Pink Berry responds perfectly to the upcycling trend because it combines sustainable sourcing in Madagascar and high efficiency while limiting its manufacturing impact on the environment. ‘environment.
In winning the Silver Award, DSM Nutritional Products Europe was recognized for its vitamin B12 crystal, while Gattefossé took home the Bronze for its “new DNA keeper”, Solastemis.
Innovation Zone: Functional Ingredient Award
In the Innovation Zone: Functional Ingredient Award, Lubrizol Life Science celebrated gold for its PemuPur START polymer. A naturally-derived polymer emulsifier that provides low-use stabilizing capabilities while providing a cool, fast-breaking feel. Meanwhile, CFF GmbH & Co KG won the silver award for its natural and environmentally friendly raw material Sensocel, and Ashland won the bronze award for its natrathix bio cellulose – a biodegradable rheology modifier derived from nature.
Green Ingredients Prices
In partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, this award recognizes ingredients that make a significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability. In 2022, Nafigate Corporation won the title for its Biopolymer Hydal PHA – polyhydroxybutyrate, a recycling ingredient and biopolymer. Based on green chemistry and zero waste manufacturing, the new functional ingredient is biocompatible, non-toxic and fully biodegradable. It forms the basis of new formulations as a polymeric matrix.
Also recognized in the Green Ingredients category, Mibelle Biochemistry won the silver award for its MelanoGray anti-grey hair essence which is sustainably obtained by recycling the pulp from the peel of unique organic Chios mandarins. Lipoid Kosmetik AG won the Bronze Award for its PhytoCollagen – an all-natural, COSMOS-certified, plant-based alternative to animal collagen with similar cosmetic benefits.
Rising Star Award
The final award of the day, which recognizes first- and second-year exhibitors, saw Tagra Biotechnologies win the Rising Star Award.