R&D's Time to Shine: C&T Announces the Allē Awards Finalists

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The Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) Allē Awards will bring behind-the-scenes ingenuity in cosmetics and personal care R&D into the spotlight during an exclusive Awards Dinner, to be held on Sept. 28., 2022, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC (co-located with Beauty Accelerate). Innovations ranging from cosmetic ingredients and product formulas, to digital technologies and test methods will be given their time to shine. 

"This, our first year of the Allēs, was an intense process," said Rachel Grabenhofer, managing scientific editor, Cosmetics & Toiletries. "There were many very close ratings—within just a few points," she added. "For this reason, in the coming weeks, once we have gathered all the appropriate information, we will be sharing any judges' comments anonymously with all entrants. We hope this provides some constructive criticism; but also know the competition truly was that fierce." 

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Congratulations to all the finalists! Each entry was put through an extensive review by multiple members of our esteemed judging panel and rated on multiple parameters to reach a grand total score. Following are the shortlists of finalists (in random order)—winners will be announced at the September 28 Awards Dinner. We hope you'll join us!

Active Ingredients

  • Rahn AG - Myramaze-Essence, Radicare-Eco and Defensil Pure (3 categories)
  • Lubrizol -  Argireline Amplified peptide
  • Vitalab Srl - Vita Up-Gravity
  • Shiny Brands Group Co., Ltd. - FRSAB
  • Givaudan Active Beauty - Patchoul’up
  • Croda Inc. - Nutrinvent Balance
  • IFF—Lucas Meyer Cosmetics - Dendriclear
  • Seppic - Hydrachrysum
  • Geltor - Elastapur
  • Synergy Life Science - CannaSorb CB-Active
  • DSM Personal Care - Quali Vitamin B12
  • Solesence - Kleair
  • Evonik Corp. - Sphinox Defenda
  • EverCare - Assure+
  • Premium Organic - Alpin Heilmoor Extract

Base Ingredients

  • Vantage Personal Care - Liponate Jojoba 20
  • Kumar Organic Products Ltd. - Kopester IDO
  • Miyoshi America, Inc. - MiyoHaze White
  • Applechem, Inc. - Applemol PTIS Plus
  • P2 Science, Inc. - Citropol H Green Chemistry Cosmetics Polymer
  • Dow Consumer Solutions - HydroxyShield Polymer
  • Biosynthetic Technologies - BioEstolide 250
  • Presperse - GreenDiol
  • INOLEX - Lexgard MHG Natural MB
  • Nouryon - Solamaze Natural film former
  • Dow - Sustainable SunSpheres Bio SPF Booster for Sun Protection

Claims Testing Method/Tool

  • Sequential Bio - Microbiome-friendly Test
  • XCellR8 - Mildness Test
  • Evonik Corp. - SimDerma Platform

Digital Tech/App

  • Aedit - Aedit iOS App
  • Goldn USA, LLC - Goldn
  • Croda Inc. - SenStories Selector Tool

Finished Formula—Indie

  • Clean O2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc. -  CleanO2 Soaps
  • Codex Labs -  Codex Labs Antu Brightening Serum
  • i-On by Dr. Xi -  i-On Age Disrupting Skin Cream
  • Raaka's World -  Flourish Scalp Serum
  • Sage and Ylang Redefining Beauty -  Sage and Ylang Microbiome Series
  • Tosla -  Premium Collagen Formulation with Velious Masking Technology
  • Roccoco Botanicals -  Ruby Crystal Cleanser

Finished Formula—Mass

  • Good Chemistry - Good Chemistry Fragrance Collection
  • FusionPkg Beauty Lab - Destress Multitasking Beauty Broth
  • Abeytu' Naturals by Shaman Productions - Abeytu' Naturals Sublingual Anti Aging
  • Univar Solutions -  Irresistible Satin Lip Cream
  • DECIEM -  The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA for Scalp
  • Winnox Cosmeceutics Sdn Bhd, an R&D Entity of Wipro - SOS Recovery Serum with NeuroBiome Technology
  • Shiny Brands Group Co., Ltd. - B3 Acne Solution
  • SNF Personal Care - Cold Process Mineral SPF 50+

Finished Formula—Prestige

  • dermaRx Laboratories Pte., Ltd. - derma-Rx Max-C
  • Opulus Beauty Labs - The OPULUS Beauty Labs Starter System
  • NuSkin - Beauty Focus Collagen+
  • Lashliner, Inc. - Magnetude Magnetic Eyeliner
  • Nutrafol - Nutrafol’s Growth Activator
  • Orpheus Skin - Resurrection Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence
  • Symbiome - The One Restorative Cream
  • Cosmax Inc. - Centella Asiatica Cica Multibalm
  • Amway Corp. - Artistry Skin Nutrition Science
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