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in-cosmetics 2012: Genomics, Holistic Approaches and Old Favorites With a Twist
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Posted: April 25, 2012
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In brief, the company aimed to create a sense of reliability and stability by reinventing the recipes of yesteryear with its Apothi’Care formulations. Various products can be added to an initial “chassis” formulation for the development of custom products. In addition, to “create an element of surprise and draw out the alter-ego,” as Wofford described it, the company developed its Fantasy Paradox to provide new ideas and products for cosmetic formulations. For example, a fluorescent-orange cream blush may appear bright and bold in the jar, but once applied and rubbed in, it changes to match the natural blushed tone of the wearer’s skin.
During the in-cosmetics Awards Ceremony, held on April 17, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries announced the winners for the 2012 Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards. In addition, in-cosmetics named the winners of its Innovation Zone Awards. More than 150 exhibitors and visitors congregated at the Marketing Trends Theatre to find out who won.
Lucas Meyer Cosmetics was applauded by the industry for its new ingredients Progeline and ADIPOFILL, with the products jointly claiming the in-cosmetics gold Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award. Progeline is a three amino-acids peptide biomimetic of an Elafin, an elastase inhibitor produced by keratinocytes, which helps fight the aging process. The ADIPOFILL product is also a new anti-aging ingredient derived from vegetable glucose and obtained by biotechnology.
Celebrating the award, Isabelle Lacasse from Lucas Meyer Cosmetics said, “Having been up against some tough competition, we’re thrilled to have won this coveted award. It’s been a busy year for us, so to receive such recognition is terrific.”
The silver prize went to Mibelle Biochemistry for DermCom, which stimulates the communication between epidermal and dermal cells to help boost collagen and elastin production that renews the skin’s resilience and firmness. Lipotec took the bronze for its hydrating ingredient Hyanify, an exopolysaccharide obtained through biotechnological processes from a marine bacterial strain.