Induchem anti-ageing ingredient scoops top prize at in-cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

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The Induchem team receiving the in-cosmetics gold award for ingredients innovation
The Induchem team receiving the in-cosmetics gold award for ingredients innovation
Swizterland—based Induchem took top prize at the in-cosmetics Innovation Zone Best Ingredient award, with its newly launched anti-ageing ingredient Neodermyl.

Marketed as a source of bio-renewable energy that reactivates collagen and elastin, the ingredient is said to re-energise senescent fibroplasts by supplying them with an activated source of cellular energy.

Ultimately the leads to a sustainable increase in Collagen I and Collagen III, Troplelastin and Elastin, which helps to improve the skin texture and reduce wrinkle depths in as little as two weeks.

According to the company, two weeks of topical treatment with a formula that contains the active ingredient gives the equivalent of one needle injection of collagen, normally given by a trained beauty therapist or surgeon, and leads to an estimated 15 percent reduction in visible wrinkles.

Green chemistry, efficacy and benefits

The panel of judges, which included journalists, research and development professionals and industry consultants, commented that the winning ingredient offered a combination of green chemistry, efficacy and real benefits.

 “Our R&D and marketing teams have worked incredibly hard to create Neodermyl, a product we’re extremely proud of,”​ said Fabrice Lefèvre, R&D and marketing director, Induchem.

“The other finalists this year all had fantastic products, so to have been recognised with this prestigious award is a real honour. 2013 has so far been a very productive year for us and we look forward to the future.”

BiotechMarine and Symrise also take prizes

The other finalists that were awarded prizes included Symrise, which took the silver award for its SymHair Force 1631 ingredient, and BiotechMarine, which was given the bronze prize for its new anti-dandruff ingredient Esculane.

SymHair is a natural hair loss active created from a sustainable source of microalgae that is said to fortify and lengthen the hair shaft while also improving density.

The Esculane is another naturally derived ingredient of marine origin that and was recognized because of its proven efficacy at tackling a problem that still remains largely a mystery to dermatological researchers.

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