Ingredient companies large and small have come forward in large numbers for this year’s awards, with a record 180 entries in four categories: the Active Ingredient of the Innovation Zone, the Functional Ingredient of the Innovation Zone, the Green Ingredient and the Rising Star Award. 47 entries were selected, with a panel of industry experts tasked with selecting the winners, a full list of which is shown below.
“We are always impressed with the breadth of innovation shown at the event and this year’s awards recognize the best of industry innovations,” said event director Roziani Zulkifli. “With a record year of entries, we are delighted to announce this year’s winners and celebrate with these amazing companies in our first physical event in three years. Demonstrating its role as a hotbed of innovation, In-Cosmetics Global has provided a platform for networking, sourcing the latest ingredient innovations and gaining insights from industry leaders. We’ve seen a fantastic response at this year’s event and congratulate this year’s winning companies. “
IFF – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics won the Gold Award for its Wastar Pink Berry. It is designed as a recycled botanical extract rich in biflavonoids to soothe irritated scalp. By leveraging the pink berry byproducts left over after the extraction of the IFF fragrance compounds, Wastar Pink Berry responds to the upcycling trend as it combines sustainable sourcing in Madagascar and strong efficacy while limiting its manufacturing impact on the environment.
Receiving the Silver Award, DSM Nutritional Products Europe was honored for its Vitamin B12 crystal, while Gattefossé won bronze for its “new DNA guardian”, Solastemis.
Lubrizol Life Science received the Gold Award for its PemuPur Start polymer. It is a naturally derived polymeric emulsifier that provides excellent stabilization capabilities at low levels of use while offering fresh and fast sensory breakdown. Meanwhile, CFF GmbH & Co KG earned silver for its natural and environmentally friendly raw material Sensocel and Ashland won the bronze award for its Natrathix biocellulose, a naturally sourced biodegradable rheology modifier.
Awarded in collaboration with Ecovia Intelligence, the Green Award recognizes the ingredients that make a proven and significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability. Taking the 2022 stock was Nafigate Corporation for its Hydal PHA biopolymer – polyhydroxybutyrate, a recycle ingredient and biopolymer. Based on green chemistry and waste-free manufacturing, the new functional ingredient is biocompatible, non-toxic and completely biodegradable. It forms the basis for new formulations as a polymer matrix.
Also recognized in the Green Ingredient category, Mibelle Biochemistry earned silver for its MelanoGray anti-graying essence, sustainably obtained by recycling unique organic Chios mandarin peel paste. Lipoid Kosmetik AG received the bronze award for its PhytoCollagen, an all-natural, Cosmos-certified, plant-based alternative to animal collagen with similar cosmetic benefits.
The final prize of the day, which rewards first and second year exhibitors, saw Tagra Biotechnologies receive the Rising Star Award. As a manufacturer of innovative microencapsulated active compounds, UV filters and pigments, the company’s technology supports stable, effective and exciting formulations for cosmetic use, while its innovative microencapsulation technology allows customers to easily develop innovative formulations and products. It was recognized by the jury for the range it offers, as well as for its innovation and merchandise, along with the sectors served and its solution-oriented product range.
The organizers will announce the Sensory Bar and Make-up Bar Awards winners tomorrow.