Croda, Silab and Gattefossé were among the winners of the PCHi Fountain Awards 2023 at the Intercontinental Guangzhou Exhibition Centre in China.
First introduced in 2017, the PCHi Fountain Awards were established to reward the industry and spur it towards advancing research capabilities and developing cutting-edge technologies.
A panel of 18 judges selected winners across the 14 product and personnel categories.
The panel comprises experts from universities and scientific institutes, as well as leading R&D figures from renowned organizations such as Shiseido, Beiersdorf, LG Household & Health Care, POLA Chemical Industries, Unilever, China Association Fragrance, Flavor and Cosmetic Industries (CAFFCI), as well as industry experts from PCHi’s Cosmetics Science & Technology Innovation Committee (CSTIC).
The full list of winners and ingredients is as follows:
- Skin microbiome: Croda (BB-Biont)
- Moisturizing/Hydrating: Silab (Apioskin)
- UV stabilizing: Shanghai JAKA Biotech (Solarepare MB)
- Emulsifying/stabilizing: Zhongshan Boshen Chemical (POEM DL-100)
- Anti-pollution: Lubrizol Shanghai (Xpozuki Biotech Ingredient)
- Green/sustainable: Gattefossé China (EleVastin)
- Sensory enhancing: Sensient Technologies China (ALOE Surface Treatment)
- Acne/allergy alleviation: Bloomage Biotechnology (Hybloom Zinc Hyaluronate (HA-Zn))
- Anti-ageing: Shen Zhen Winkey Bio & Tech (Erasin0003); Zhejiang Xingyue Biotechnology (SILKFACTOR Silk Peptide)
- Whitening/brightening: Shanghai Coachchem Technology (EffeMIX – Cynthia); Shanghai Oli Enterprises (OLI-2181AP Aqua Glabridin); Shenzhen Siyomicro Bio-Tech (Siyomicro-ERGO); Clariant Chemicals China (Rootness Awake)
- Skin barrier repair: Shanghai Benco Industrial (EcoCeramide ENP); Evonik Specialty Chemicals Shanghai (RHEASOME CeraBoost); Zhina Biotechnology Technology (Small Molecule Oat β-Glucan)
- Hair care/scalp care: Bloomage Biotechnology Corp (Hyanutra-RH Hair Nourishing Shield); Symrise China (Crinipan PMC green)
- Best Newcomer Award: Ichimaru Pharcos - Mr. Ryota Takeuchi; Dongguan Wilink Biological Technology – Mr. Duan Zhigui; Symrise China - Ms. Liang Yuwen
- Outstanding Individual of the Year: Shanghai JAKA Biotech – Ms. Lu Yina
The awards form part of PCHi 2023, which takes place in Guangzhou from 15-17 February.