The personal care market continues searching for natural-source products that combine new product benefits like protection against environmental stress with improved performance. In 2003, Cognis’ Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS) team developed Puricare and Purisoft, two active ingredients based on botanical peptides from the seeds of the Moringa tree that purify hair and skin and offer protection against the effects of pollution.
In recognition of the success of these ingredients on the market, Cognis has rewarded the staff responsible for its development by presenting them with its Innovation Award 2005. The award recognizes the success of teams that have achieved outstanding results for Cognis and its customers through their performance, commitment and creativity. In 2005, two teams were decorated with the award, one being the team responsible for the Puricare/Purisoft project, the other being a team that has been working to improve production processes for environmantally friendly solvents.