For the second consecutive year, Safic-Alcan has won the Laura Marshall Award for Innovation for its Let’s Face It exfoliating and cleansing pad. The product, which is reusable, plastic-free, long-lasting and sulfate-free, was selected by this year’s visitors to SCS Formulate.
Society of Cosmetic Scientists' (SCS') president Mary Lord presented the award during the first evening of SCS Formulate 2019.
Safic-Alcan’s Marketing Manager Julienne Lim, R&D Manager Amy Walsh and R&D Chemist Manny Tailor developed the product with the concepts of sustainability, naturality and biodegradability and the challenge of solids.
The product is based on potato starch and seaweed technology, with its key ingredients being Structure Solanance, or modified potato starch from Nouryon; and Safic Care TCK 2, or Chrondus crispus rheology modifier from Safic-Alcan. It also used coconut and rice scrubs from Greenphyt.
“The product created a lot of attention and buzz at Formulate, which is great as we really wanted to focus on sustainability; it's a main driver for our company as a whole,” said Lim.
“We ran out of 250 samples by 1:00 p.m. on the first day of Formulate," said Tailor. "If we'd had 1,000 samples we could have run out. We have a lot to send out! One company wants to sell the product as a base while others are also wanting to use it."