At the in-cosmetics Asia Awards Ceremony on Nov. 7, 2012, Cosmetics & Toiletries announced the winners for the 2012 Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards—Asia.
Winner: Best New Ingredient
DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacific won for SYN-TC, an anti-aging complex that delivers smoother skin in just 28 days by boosting collagen formation quickly and effectively with three peptides combined to stimulate different types of collagen: dermal collagens I and III, as well as the D.E.J. collagens IV, VI and XVII—all in one. Studies confirm a visible smoothing benefit and rapid action.
Winner: Most Creative Application
L'Oréal won for its Shu Uemura Whitefficient Duo. The Whitefficient UV Under Base Brightening Mousse contains a “trans-glow complex” based on an iridescent pearl that emits blue light, for an anti-yellow effect, and an inner-glow-agent. In conjunction, the Whitefficient Clear Gentle Brightening Cleansing Oil removes melanin-filled, aged cells with a system incorporating vitamin C in a polymer designed to protect it from oxidation without blocking its brightening activity. It also includes Ceramide White to promote brightness; prune extract to limit melanin transfer; algae white to support mitochondrial activity and form new skin cells; and a fruit acid mix to remove melanin-containing dead surface cells.
“This is the inaugural year for Cosmetics & Toiletries' R&D Awards—Asia and we could not be more excited about the outcome. All of the entries we received were very innovative in different ways," said Rachel Grabenhofer, editor of Cosmetics & Toiletries. “We are excited about the attention these awards will bring to the Asian market and are happy to be able to partner with in-cosmetics Asia for additional exposure and greater reach into this marketplace.” Grabenhofer explained the judging panel ranks each entry on a scale from 1-5 for both significance to the industry and long-term impact, and that each entry had to specifically target the Asian market.
“Both of the winners are to be commended for their remarkable work, and we at Cosmetics & Toiletries strive to recognize their science behind the end product applications.”