The PCHi Fountain Awards took place on Tuesday night, Feb. 26, 2019, and highlighted technology on the forefront of the Chinese beauty industry. Winning technologies spanned some of the market's most prominent trends, such as anti-pollution and skin brightening.
Meant to encourage industry-wide creativity, spur innovation and develop the personal care industry, the PCHi awards program received 147 applications for this year’s 10 ingredient award categories.
The winners are as follows:
Moisturizing/Hydrating—Croda’s Crystalide and Symrise Shanghai Ltd.
UV Stabilizing—Azelis’ Suncaps
Others—IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ Morpholyss and Sethic France
Emulsification/Stability—Lubrizol's Avalure Flex 6 CC
Sensory Enhancement Functional—Dow’s Dow EL-9080
Delivery Systems Functional—Suzhou Nanohealth Biotech
Others (Functional)—Gattefossé China’s Definicire
Green/Sustainable—Bioglitter, an alternative to nonbiodegradable bioplastics
Outstanding Individuals of the Year
Out of four applications, two were honored as an outstanding individuals of 2019:
- Takashi Ikeda, director of Research and Development, Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd; and
- Huang Yu, technology director, Guangzhou Logicos Biotech Co., Ltd.
The Fountain Awards took place on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Guangzhou.