in-cosmetics Awards Lifetime Achievement and Ingredient Innovation

At the Awards Ceremony at in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, in-cosmetics announced the winner of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award and bestowed the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Karl Lintner, PhD.

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award which honors outstanding individuals whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the cosmetics industry. Karl Lintner, PhD; Klaus Stanzl, PhD; and Dene Godfrey were among the finalists. 

Lintner, who is well known in the industry for his contribution to work on skin biochemistry, started his career researching biological peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France. After 10 years, he moved on to positions at leading companies including Henkel and Sederma, where he was CEO for 10 years. Lintner has filed several dozen patents, published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetics ingredients and is an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and Société Française de Cosmétologie (SFC). He is currently an independent consultant and president of KAL’IDEES, as well as the editor in chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science. He received the Maison de Navarre Media from the SCC in 2012.

Upon receiving the award, Lintner commented, “I am absolutely thrilled to have won the in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s an honor to be recognized for everything I have done in my career by my past and present colleagues and peers.” Lucy Gillam, event director of in-cosmetics added, “All of the finalists are extremely deserving of their nominations, but we’d like to give a big congratulations to Dr. Lintner. He is a prominent force in the cosmetics industry, and we’re pleased to be able to recognize his many achievements and pass on the acknowledgment he deserves.”

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award

Induchem took home gold as part of the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award for Neodermyl. Neodermyl is a pure source of bio-renewable energy that reactivates collagen and elastin synthesis in the skin to re-energize senescent fibroblasts by supplying them with an activated source of cellular energy. This results in a fast and sustainable production of collagen III, collagen I, tropoelastin and elastin, which lead to visible improvement of skin texture and reduction of wrinkle depth in two weeks. In just two weeks Neodermyl gives equivalent results to one needle injection of collagen by a plastic surgeon (-15% wrinkle depth reduction). The judges applauded Induchem for its scientific innovation in the development of Neodermyl, the use of green chemistry and the demonstrated efficacy of the ingredient that offers real benefits in formulation.

Celebrating the award, Fabrice Lefèvre, R&D and marketing director of Induchem said, “Our R&D and marketing teams have worked incredibly hard to create Neodermyl, a product we’re extremely proud of. The other finalists this year all had fantastic products, so to have been recognized with this prestigious award is a real honor. 2013 has so far been a very productive year for us and we look forward to the future.”

Now in its third year, The Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award recognizes the development of a novel active or functional ingredient that demonstrates newly welcomed benefits to manufacturers and end-users.

Silver prize went to Symrise with SymHair Force 1631, a natural anti-hair loss active from a sustainable source of microalgae that fortifies hair while improving density. The judges were especially impressed with the ingredient’s proven ability to increase hair shaft elongation by up to 13%.

BiotechMarine was awarded bronze for its new anti-dandruff ingredient, Esculane– a natural active ingredient of marine origin – and was recognized for its important work into the condition that, despite regularly being studied by scientists all over the world, is yet to be fully understood.

Entries were judged by a panel of industry experts including: Claudie Willemin, president of the SFC; Shuliang Zhang, PhD, clinical site leader of Unilever Research & Development Shanghai;  Prithwiraj Maitra, PhD, center of excellence leader for cleansing, hair and color cosmetics at Johnson & Johnson and Angela Eppler, PhD, senior R&D scientist at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Cosmetics & Toiletries also announced the winners of its R&D Awards at the Awards Ceremony, with Yves Saint Laurent Beauté taking the Most Creative Application for Youth Liberator Range with Glycanactif and Dow Corning the Best New Ingredient for EL-7040 Hydro Elastor Blend.

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