The ingredient is marketed as a ‘vitamin D-like' active and has been developed with the aim of restoring the capacity of aged cells, a function that can help to reverse the skin aging process.
The fact that it restores the capacity of older skin cells means that it targets a number of cell functionalities, including activating the signaling pathways regulated by VDR, in turn stimulating the gene network and improving the capacity of recuperation.
Innovation and functionality
The panel selected to judge this year’s entries to the competition said that they had chosen the winner on the back of both its innovation and the efficiency of its functionality.
This year the panel included Dr. Aran Puri, president of Cosmeceutical Solutions, Jack Ferguson, independent cosmetic industry consultant and owner of Skinnovation, and Judi Beerling head of technical research at Organic Monitor.
The criteria for the winner was also focused on the development of a functional or active ingredient that combines innovative science and product features with clear benefits to both manufacturers and consumers, compared to existing products on the market.
Mibelle and Lucas Meyer also take prizes
The award took place on the show floor, in the Mintel Innovation Zone, and also recognized Switzerland-based Mibelle with the silver award for its ingredient DermCom, which targets the stimulation of cell communication to provide a strategy for skin matrix repair.
The bronze award was given to Lucas Meyer Cosmetics for its Body3 Complex ingredient, with a combines a triple action that targets cellulite, firmness and stretch marks.
“We enjoyed great success during the award’s inaugural year last year and we were delighted with the high quality of entries which came from a whole range of companies across the globe this year,” said Sarah Gibson, Exhibition Director for in-cosmetics Asia.
Other shortlisted finalists included Gattefosse for its Gatuline Radiance, Lipotec for Delisens, Rhodia Asia Pacific for Micracure SLB Series, Sensient Cosmetic Techology for Napture O’ gel V and Rahn for Lifonin Xpress.