PCHi 2019’s Big Winners Highlight Chinese Beauty Trends


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:

Active Ingredients

Moisturizing/HydratingCroda’s Crystalide and Symrise Shanghai Ltd.

Anti-aging—Silab’s FilmExcel

Whitening/BrighteningSilab’s Ecobiotys

UV Stabilizing—Azelis’ Suncaps

OthersIFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics’ Morpholyss and Sethic France

Functional Ingredients

Emulsification/Stability—Lubrizol's Avalure Flex 6 CC

Sensory Enhancement Functional—Dow’s Dowsil EL-9080

Delivery Systems Functional—Suzhou Nanohealth Biotech

Others (Functional)Gattefossé China’s Definicire

Other Ingredient

Green/SustainableBioglitter, 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.

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