Italian cosmetic actives supplier Res Pharma won the skincare category first prize for Myralys at the inaugural Wise Ingredient awards during the Making Cosmetics show in Milan.
Developed by Greentech, Myralys is an organic COSMOS-certified natural active ingredient designed to lift droopy upper eyelids and rejuvenate under-eye contour by reducing dark circles and eye bags, and replumping the tear trough.
Res Pharma beat off second-placed Safic-Alcan, a French specialty chemicals distributor, for Givaudan’s Cristalhyal E-Perfection.
Another French company, Laboratoires Expanscience, was placed equal second in the Wise Ingredient skincare category for Ayuredi.
Meanwhile, Gattefossé took first place in the sun care category for Solastemis and IMCD won the make-up prize for Granpowder BBP-700.
Symrise won two first-place honours: the hair care category for Symhair Thermo and the multipurpose category for Hydrolite 5 Green.
Urai took second place in the multipurpose award for Ruby Red.
The scientific jury for the inaugural Wise Ingredient awards were Mirna Cucchiara, Luigi Rigano, Sara Snider, Reginetta Trenti and Marco Vassallo. In all, 74 ingredients were entered for the awards.
The next Making Cosmetics event takes place in Milan on 22-23 November.