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in-cosmetics 2016 Announces Five Finalists for Green Ingredient Award 2016

Published on 2016-04-11. Author : SpecialChem

Five companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the prestigious in-cosmetics Green Ingredient Award ahead of this year’s exhibition in Paris. Products developed by AMYRIS, IBR Ltd, Indena S.p.A, Sederma-Croda Group and SEPPIC will go head-to-head in a bid to take home the top prize at the awards ceremony on 13 April.

Green Ingredient Award
Fig. 1: in-cosmetics 2016 Green Ingredient Award

Run in association with Organic Monitor, the in-cosmetics Green Ingredient Award is given to a raw material or ingredient that makes a significant environmental or social difference in the area of sustainability. A panel of experts, including Amarjit Sahota, Director at Organic Monitor; Judi Beerling, Technical Research Manager at Organic Monitor; Tom Hornshøj-Møller R&D Manager at Urtekram; Jean-Florent Campion, Sustainable Development Manager in Research and Innovation at L’Oréal; and Robin Parker, Technical Director at Acheson & Acheson, will choose the winning product, which must have been launched over a year ago and have current applications in the market.
The finalists are as follows:

AMYRIS with Neossance™ Hemisqualane, a C15 hydrocarbon featuring high spreadability and a light sensorial feel, ideal for natural cosmetic applications. A sugarcane-derived product, it is manufactured using industrial bioscience through fermentation.

IBR Ltd. with IBR-Pristinizer, a natural, aqueous extract of Asteriscus Graveolens, a flowering plant native to the Saharan and Judean deserts. It has anti-pollution, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Indena S.p.A.with Centerox, a mixture of glycosylated triterpenes from Centella, madecassoside and asiaticoside, which are the most potent collagen-boosting Centella actives. Centerox also showed the ability to improve epidermal cohesion and dermo-epidermal junction on epidermal keratinocytes and is effective in strengthening hair.

Sederma – Croda group with Majestem™, an active ingredient obtained by the elicited plant cell culture of Leontopodium alpinum or Edelweiss, an exclusive technology developed by IRB by Sederma. It is the first anti-ageing ingredient that delivers visible lifting of the skin on the neck and face to combat sagging caused by sun exposure and air pollution.

SEPPIC with EPHEMER™ a gametophyte extract taken from macroalgae cells grown in a laboratory and harvested at an ephemeral stage in the life cycle of Undaria Pinnatifida seaweed. During this growth stage, the macroalgal cells accumulate anti-oxidant molecules.

The winner will be announced at the in-cosmetics Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 13 April at the Restaurant Drouant in Paris from 18:00 to 20:00 (CET).

About in-cosmetics

in-cosmetics is the leading global event for personal care ingredients. The exhibition brings together over 700 exhibitors of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing and regulatory solutions with over 9,000 cosmetic manufacturers worldwide. in-cosmetics is the global launch pad for innovations in ingredients and technologies, delivering high-level scientific education and consumer insights for formulators, R&D and regulatory professionals. Shaping future global industry trends, in-cosmetics offers the most cost-effective business and networking opportunities for the world’s personal care ingredients community.

Source: in-cosmetics
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