Mibelle Biochemistry has won the active ingredient gold award at the 2022 in-cosmetics Asia trade show in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Swiss firm took the prize for its plant-based retinol alternative NovoRetin, an aromatic resin from tree bark that grows on the Greek island of Chios.
Mibelle says NovoRetin increases the amount of naturally occurring retinoic acid in the skin, which leads to retinol-like effects.
Meanwhile, Vytrus Biotech took silver for its Elaya Renova 100% natural active for global hair and scalp care.
BASF and Cellicon Lab shared the bronze award, the former for its healthy ageing Postbiolift postbiotic technology, the latter was recognised for DST-DX, a targeted skin-lightener.
Elsewhere, Ashland Singapore won gold in the functional ingredient award for its Antaron soja glyceride.
The silver award was shared by Global Bioenergies and Sharon Laboratories; the former for its Isonaturane 12 naturally sourced isododecane product, the latter for its Sharomix 99 broad-spectrum preservative blend.
The bronze functional ingredient award was also shared. Hallstar was recognised for its SolaPure Glo natural multifunctional emollient that improves sun protection performance.
The other bronze award went to Jan Dekker for its natural derived cellulose-based emulsifier, Dekamulen Power’Feel.
Elsewhere at in-cosmetics Asia, the formulation award gold was won by DKSH Performance Materials (Thailand) for Baby One More Time Face cleanser powder.
The formulation award silver was won by Innovacos for Cleaning Oil to Milk with PolyAquol-2W.
Evonik (Thailand) took the bronze for Winter Time Regeneration Lotion-Vitamin D3 (MM 432/4) with TEGO Sterol 7-DHC V.