Cosmetic 360, an international trade fair focused on innovative ideas and solutions in the fragrance and cosmetics industry, opened its doors for the fourth edition on Oct. 17 and 18, 2018, at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. During the event, awards were presented for innovations in categories ranging from raw materials and formulations, to equipment, packaging testing, analysis and more. Cosmetics & Toiletries managing editor Rachel Grabenhofer participated as a judge. Following are the winners.
Award sponsored by Rodan + Fields
Winner: Ceapro, for a new generation of dry botanical ingredients, including oat actives for health and beauty, a proprietary processing technology, and standardized oat avenanthramides and beta-glucanes.
Runners-up: Glyconic, for enhanced natural phyto actives with better efficacy and advanced formulation properties via directed glycosylation. And, Polymerexpert, for Estogel M, a new oil-thickening agent for gloss, balm, cream, skin care, oil spray, fragrance gel, scrubs, etc.
O.E.M., Formulation and Laboratory Equipment
Award sponsored by COTY
Runners-up: Aroma Bit, Inc., for Aromacoder, an odor-sensing and visualizing system that can encode any odor as a graphic pattern, intelligible to humans. And, Technature, for its BB Gel containing pearls that melt into skin to reveal a natural complexion.
Packaging and Manufacturing Equipment
Award sponsored by BW Confidential
Winner: Mobeefox smart mobile solutions for intelligent packaging, where product information on the user's smartphone adapts to the location, language, weather, pollution index and UV exposure.
Runners-up: CMSmartConnect, for its QR code platform and augmented reality experience. And Plastipolis by CGP Coating Innovation, featuring its holographic printing for gloss, depth, sparkle, highlighting, shimmer and more.
Testing and Analysis
Award sponsored by Japan Cosmetic Center (JCC)
Winner: Microfactory, for its Smartpore artificial pore platform for efficacy testing. The fast and reliable in vitro technology enables the testing of hygiene products 60 times faster than traditional methods.
Runners-up: Anti Oxidant Powder (AOP), revealing the cytoprotective power of ingredients and products with an innovative LUCS (Light Up Cell System) technology. And, Kamax Innovative System's K-Probe Xpolar microscopy, a first-of-its kind slide scanner with polarized light for quick, simple and objective evaluations to make product efficiency visible.
Retail and Brands
Award sponsored by Beauty Tech Chartres
Winner: Beauty By Me's BeautyMix, a new tool for do-it-yourself cosmetics. This makes it easy for users to create their own natural beauty products at home from scratch. It allows them to customize recipes and allow the connected device to do the rest.
Runners-up: Ecentime's scalable social selling to Chinese consumers; a trusted shopping Chinese community where consumers can find the brands and products they love. And Nanopharma's [n]FibreCare dry sheet nanofibre mask, which leverages a powerful nano delivery system with up to 20% active content and a mess-free experience.
Support Functions for Cosmetic Industry
Award sponsored by Cosmetic Valley
Winner: Veeva, "agility at the speed of your imagination," enabling companies to align their cosmetic business to quality and regulatory requirements to bring innovative, high-quality products to market faster.
Runners-up: Dinov Group International, reportedly the first leading cosmetic influencers network, providing credibility from key opinion leaders, advertising space and creative content. The resource allows companies to book influencers online and share events. Finally, Ecomundo, for its formula check software, providing a product’s classification and formula compliance review in on click for cosmetics and OTCs in the United States.