Winners revealed: Cosmoprof Asia honours best in beauty innovations

By Amanda Lim

- Last updated on GMT

Winners revealed: Cosmoprof Asia honours best in beauty innovations
The winners of the Cosmoprof Asia and Cosmopack Asia Awards were announced at last week’s Hong Kong trade show in front of 200 guests, including finalists, buyers, and influencers.

“This year, we are very excited to have received as many as 529 entries from 274 exhibitors who have participated in the awards from all over the world. As a result, 2018 is a record-breaking edition, clearly indicating the global reach of Cosmoprof Asia, the increasing significance of the industry and growing interest from the market,”​ said the organisers of Cosmoprof Asia.

Recognising best in beauty

The Awards were created in partnership with international trend agency BEAUTYSTREAMS to recognise the most outstanding beauty products from Cosmoprof Asia and Cosmopack Asia.

Cosmopack Asia Awards celebrates innovation, creativity and design for the supply chain, while Cosmoprof Asia Awards recognises the best strategies to build brand awareness and marketability.

The Cosmopack Asia Awards consists of five categories: Make-Up Formula; Make-Up Packaging Technology and Design; Skincare Formula; Skincare Packaging Technology and Design; and Green Packaging and Formula.

The Cosmoprof Asia Awards was also be split into five categories, including: Make-Up Product; Skincare Product; Nail Product; Hair Product; and Natural and Organic.

Out of 529 submissions from 274 companies, 40 finalist were selected with the help of international trend agency BEAUTYSTREAMS.

Cosmopack Asia Award Winners

Make-up Formula:​ Ice Crumble Transparent Compact Highlighter – B. Kolormakeup & Skincare S.p.a. (Italy)

Make-up Packaging Technology and Design:​ Magnetcara - Cosnine, Inc. (Korea)

Skincare Formula:​ Enzymatic Whitening Bi-Gel – Pink Frogs S.r.l (Italy)

Skincare Packaging Technology and Design:​ Magnetic Dropper – Virospack S.L.U. (Spain)

Green Packaging and Formula:​ PLA Bottle with Rice Bran – Bottlemate (Taiwan) Inc. (Taiwan)

Cosmoprof Asia Awards Winners

Hair Product:​ Physiocoiffeur Evolution Intensive Hair Booster Program – Laboratoire Sintyl S.A (Switzerland)

Make-up Product:​ Kuramoto-No-Shizuku Foundation – Izavell Co., Ltd (Japan)

Nail Product:​ Idea’l UV-LED/LED Gel - Silcare sp. zo.o. sp. k. (Poland)

Natural & Organic Product:​ 3-in-1 Anti Blue Light Facial Oil - Borlind GmbH (Germany)

“We are honored to work with Cosmoprof Asia to curate the Cosmoprof Awards for 2018​,” said Lan Vu, CEO of BEAUTYSTREAMS. “This initiative is key in encouraging innovation and creativity in the international beauty industry. It has been an exciting journey this year, resulting in so many new ideas, pioneering products and trends-in-the-making. We anticipate partnering with the Cosmoprof Awards Asia going forward into the future and further supporting this dynamic and important industry.”

The winners were selected by an expert jury made out of 21 members. Each category winner was presented with a trophy designed specially by Centdegrés.

Vu, who was also one of the jury members, said the judging process was not easy considering the calibre of products submitted. “I want to congratulate everyone who participated, because it was very difficult during the whole process, the jury had a very hard time judging everything because there were so many good products that were submitted.”

Winner’s circle

For relatively young companies like COS NINE, the awards represent a huge triumph. The company won the Cosmopack Asia Make-up Packaging Technology and Design category for its product, the Magnetcara.

“Our company was established only two years ago and it’s like a start-up, so it’s a huge accomplishment for just two years,”​ said Choi Min Kyong, head of marketing lab for Cos Nine.

Head of Silcare’s UV coatings department, Joanna Kasperska, told Cosmetics Design Asia that winning was especially meaningful, considering the amount of effort and time put into developing the product, Idea’l UV-LED/LED Gel.

“We are very happy and proud. [The awards] is very important for us, it is a very big achievement for us as it took us one year to develop the product, it was a long time,” ​said Kasperska.

Michael Lindner, executive partner of Borlind GmbH, which won for its 3-in-1 Anti Blue Light Facial Oil, said the award was indication of the company’s commitment to quality.

“We are very surprised, it’s like we’re dreaming, it was not expected,” ​he said. “This is very special. We do our utmost and to have good quality, and today we got an award.”

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