Lonza Ltd stole the show at in-cosmetics Asia last night with its ReGeniStem™ Red Rice which claimed Gold in the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards.
The sustainable anti-ageing active, derived from Himalayan Red Rice that is cultivated in a bioreactor, allows the reproduction of biomass and concentration of actives. It claimed the top spot for its high material efficiency, sustainability and innovation.
Dr Tim Schlange, Head of Personal Care from Lonza Ltd said: “We’re delighted to have won this prestigious award. A great deal of hard work goes into researching and developing our ingredients and so to gain recognition for our product from leading professionals within the industry is fantastic.”
The organisers partnered with SPC Asia to introduce the new award this year which recognises the development of a novel active or functional ingredient that combines innovative science and product features that demonstrate benefits to manufacturers and end-users when compared with existing ingredients.
More than 200 exhibitors and visitors gathered for the award ceremony. Silver prize went to Lipotec with adifyline™, a novel hexapeptide which allows consumers to achieve a younger looking appearance; and Bronze to Unipex with Capixyl™, a unique active complex designed to prevent and stop the hair loss process and stimulate hair growth.
Sarah Gibson, Event Director for in-cosmetics Asia, said of the new awards: “We were delighted with the high quality of entries which came from a whole range of companies across the globe.
“This award is just the first chapter for our winners and we wish them and their innovative ingredients every success in the future.”
Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts including:
- Dr Vijay Bambulkar, Ph. D. Director of Regulatory & Medical Affairs Johnson & Johnson Ltd, India
- Grant Binney, President of New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Chemists & Development/Laboratory Manager of The Cosmetic Company
- Alain Khaiat, Ph.D., President Seers Consulting
- Mike Salmon, Head of R&D and Operations at LF Beauty (UK) Ltd
- Margaret Smith, Managing Director, Syndet Works
- The late Prof. Dr. Johann Wiechers from JW Solutions
Other short listed finalists also included B&T Company with Sensolene® Care DD a protective emollient with functional barrier properties that improves skin moisturisation and visco-elastic properties; DSM Nutritional Products with REGU®-FADE, a potent antioxidant found in red grapes and associated with various health benefits; GATTEFOSSÉ with MALT SECRETS, a concentrate of purified polyphenols with anti-oxidant and anti-ageing power; SEIWA KASEI CO., LTD with Amitose® 2GA and Amitose® DGA, new stable derivatives of ascorbic acid which have a high moisturising effect and comfortable texture; and SEPPIC with SIMULGREEN™ 18-2, a natural emulsifier that does not create a soaping effect upon application and remains active over a wide pH range.
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