Industry-dominating ingredients shortlisted for Innovation Zone awards

By Natasha Spencer

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Industry-dominating ingredients shortlisted for Innovation Zone awards
Judged by an expert panel, the in-cosmetics Asia best ingredient awards has named its ten newly-launched and cutting-edge ingredients.

Five ingredients from the industry awards’ two categories – active and functional – will be highlighted at the show’s Innovation Zone.

Brands, marketers and formulators can receive inspiration for innovative product formulations, located in a dedicated area for personal care products.

Highlighting the prominent biotechnology, natural and texture trends, this year’s shortlist includes a bio-active hair enhancer, a natural neuro-balm for skin and a natural gelling agent that offers a silicone-like skin feel.

Winning selection

Gold, silver and bronze winners in both the active and the functional categories will be announced at the show on 1st November 2017.

With innovative qualities at the forefront of industry progression, scientific excellence, formulation benefits and efficacy for consumers are consistent elements of all of the ten ingredients shortlisted.

A panel of industry experts selected these ten ingredients as the most innovative in the industry:

  • Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science;
  • Barbara Brockway, Personal Care Director at Applied DNA Sciences New York and PhD Biochemist;
  • Dr Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting and winner of the first in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in Paris in April 2010; and
  • Dr Karl Lintner, Independent Consultant to the Cosmetics Industry, President of KAL’IDEES S.A.S and winner the second in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

The shortlist: Active ingredients

Leading 2017 companies within the active ingredients category include:

  1. TEGO Pep 4-Comfort by Evonik Personal Care - a tetrapeptide designed to provide a solution for the main symptoms of sensitive skin. The product aims to balance skin to lower inflammation, soothe sensitive areas and reduce cutaneous over reactivity.
  2. ResistHyal by Givaudan Active Beauty - a bio-active hair enhancer acting on keratin infrastructure to boost all hair beauty features. Utilising the natural ability of hyaluronic acids molecules to gather free water and maintain a local moisturisation on biological surfaces against pollution.
  3. Revivyl by Givaudan Active Beauty - Focusing on the skin rejuvenation cycle, it is hailed as first holistic skin renewal accelerator to activate and support skin stem cells, enhance cellular metabolism and the differentiation process and maintain skin microbiota.
  4. Defensil-Soft by Rahn - An innovative extract from the edible mushroom Albatrellus ovinus and a natural neuro-balm for normal and hyperalgesic skin. It blocks the TRPV1 receptor.
  5. Subligana by Seppic Asia - a titrated extract of Harungana madagascariensis. It addresses blemished skin and reduces whiteheads. The newly-launched item is considered to have a soothing effect (lipase inhibition, IL-10/IL-12 regulation), anti-oxidant effect (lipid peroxidation protection) and dermopurifying effect on Propionibacterium acnes.

The shortlist: Functional ingredients 

In-cosmetics Asia has detailed the five finalists in the functional ingredients category:

  1. Tego Feel C 10 by Evonik Personal Care - a natural and eco-friendly ingredient for cosmetic applications. The beauty item is a natural cellulose with 30 µm average particle size that is tipped to improve absorption, mattify and decrease the amount of oiliness on skin that can also absorb human sebum.
  2. Tego Solve 90 by Evonik Personal Care - a Cosmos/Ecocert-certified, propylene glycol-free, PEG-free and preservative-free solubiliser for perfume and essential oils.
  3. AJK-IS by Kokyu Alcohol Kogyo Co - a premix of amino acid based oil gelling agents. It is designed for lip tint sticks, along with other solid cosmetics.
  4. Siligel by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics - a patented combination of phospholipids and polysaccharides, it is a natural gelling agent providing a silicone-like skin feel with high resistance to electrolytes and hydrating properties.
  5. Aron BT-Z by Nikko Chemicals - a superabsorbent polymer that is specifically modified for cosmetic use. The item can hold water over 20 times its dry weight and releases it when applied on skin.

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