The In-Cosmetics Global award winners: 2024

By Kirsty Doolan

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The team from Mibelle Biochemistry celebrated on-stage at the ceremony in Paris (Photo: In-Cosmetics Global)
The team from Mibelle Biochemistry celebrated on-stage at the ceremony in Paris (Photo: In-Cosmetics Global)

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The awards celebrate the most forward-thinking businesses that are innovating in the beauty and personal care space…

Every year at the international beauty and personal care ingredients trade show, In-Cosmetics Global, an awards ceremony takes place to unveil some of the most innovative businesses and products, to celebrate excellence in cosmetic science.

This year, a panel of 40 judges from businesses such as Kenvue, Ecovia Intelligence, Unilever, Coty, and more selected the winners, which were unveiled at the event Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris on 16th​ April.

Event director Roziani Zulkifli commented that the accolades “allow us to witness the innovators behind the products firsthand, and with our industry thriving, we're proud to acknowledge the remarkable achievements in each category.”

Adding that it was “gratifying to see how much people value the awards, and each one is so well deserved.”

The 2024 winners were…

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award (Active)

  • Gold​ ETERWELL™ YOUTH by dsm-firmenich
    A tsenolytic active made from Epilobium Fleischeri leaf/stem extract, the active ingredient boosts collagen, helps revert skin damage induced by zombie cells in excess, and helps slow down the premature ageing of skin, amongst other benefits.
  • Silver​ RejuveNAD™ by Mibelle Biochemistry
    An active ingredient that optimises cellular functions to revitalise the skin by naturally boosting longevity molecule, NAD+.
    Strengthens the skin's barrier function, reducing desquamation and leaving skin smoother, softer, fresher and more radiant.

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award (Functional)

  • Gold​ ECOHANCE® Remo XP by Evonik
    A versatile and mild ingredient that functions as a rheology modifier, hydrophilic emollient and sensory enhancer. The functional ingredient delivers efficient performance and can be utilised in a broad range of personal care applications, making it an excellent choice for brands that prioritise nature-derived and sustainable ingredients to create high-performing and environmentally conscious products.
  • Silver​ Galseer® DermaGreen by Galaxy Surfactants Ltd.
    A natural derma cleanser.
  • Bronze ​Carbopol® Fusion S-20 polymer by Lubrizol Life Science
    A natural, inherently biodegradable, rheology modifier for cleansing systems.

Green Ingredient Award

  • Gold​ SpruceSugar™ by Boreal Bioproducts
    A biodegradable, grease barrier film-former, anionic surfactant, and low viscosity modifier.
  • Silver​ perfectyl™ biofunctional by Ashland
    A high-tech chamomile extract, inspired by new aesthetic techniques, to clarify & smoothen skin flaws for all ethnicities.
  • Bronze​ LignoGuard Aqua 20 by Lignovations
    An eco-friendly multifunctional from upcycled lignin.

Kenvue Trusted Science Award

  • Gold ​Hydrasensyl Glucan Green by BASF
    A bio-ferment with clinical results that demonstrate significant skin smoothing and hydrating benefits immediately and over time.
  • Silver ​TEGO® FILMSTAR One MB by Evonik Industries
    A 100% bio-based & biodegradable film former
  • Bronze​ Immunight by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
    A green-processed, oil-soluble lavandin extract that helps boosts nighttime skin recovery.

Rising Star Awards

  • Kaffe Bueno
    A Danish startup that specialises in creating upcycling coffee by-products.
    A science-driven dermo-cosmetics biotechnology company developing a technology platform in skin photoprotection.

Make-up Bar Award

  • Gold ​Trend Colors Autumn & Winter 2025/26 by ECKART GmbH
  • Silver​ Matte lipstick ceremony by Imerys Talc Europe
  • Bronze​ 冷製美 (REI-SEI-BI)- Cold Process Beauty by Nikko Chemicals

Sensory Bar Award

  • Gold​ Ethanol-free and natural perfume pearls by Microcaps AG
    A little tablet that transforms into a cleansing foam as soon as it encounters water.
  • Silver​ Lavish Lavender Oil-free Massage Gel by Univar Solutions
    An aqueous cloud gel.
  • Bronze​ SkinSitu Caps by TECHNATURE
    Ethanol-free and natural perfume pearls. Microcaps AG’s patented technology enables ethanol-free perfume products that have never been seen before and allows a fragrance concentration of more than 20% in the final product.

There was also a new Sustainable Stand Award, which rewarded those exhibitors that actively implemented eco-conscious measures when designing and building their stands. For this, the Gold award went to Ravetllat Aromatics S.L.

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