Inaugural Cosmoprof India Awards Announced
Cosmoprof India, a part of the International Cosmoprof Network, recently concluded its first edition in Mumbai with a resounding success in all areas of the event. Adding to the excitement at the three-day trade event, the inaugural Cosmoprof India Awards were announced on 12 June 2019 with a gala celebration at the Bombay Exhibition Center. The initiative aimed at recognizing those exhibitors at Cosmoprof India, who invest in research and develop new technologies.
Across the five award categories, 103 entries were submitted – this proves that the Indian market is constantly growing with locals businesses paying more and more attention to quality and innovation. 20 finalists were chosen with the help of international trend agency Beautystreams and 11 key players of the Indian beauty industry, who made up the jury.
In the HAIR category, Italian company Tricobiotos was awarded for their Avocado Shot – the first hair serum in the market with a high concentration of the pure superfood – avocado, which contains Omega 3 that hydrates and protects the hair.
Swedish company Swati Cosmetic won the award in the MAKE UP & NAIL category for their line of cosmetic contact lenses with natural colours.
In the category dedicated to SKINCARE, PERSONAL CARE, AND FRAGRANCES, Superfood Salad for Skin by Farmskin won the award; the South-Korean company combines nutrients from superfood with colostrum to create fresh skincare masks.
In the SUSTAINABLE category, the winner is Pink Frogs – an Italian contract manufacturer offering a Sustainable Coffee Scrub. The facial scrub uses production waste from the coffee company Lavazza. 99.9% of its ingredients have natural origins and the product contains only 3.25% of water, thus ensuring a low environmental impact. The packaging is also refillable, thus cutting down on post-consumer waste as well.
In the INNOVATION AND DESIGN FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN category, the award went to Ancorotti Cosmetics for their vegan Multi-Tecnic Foundation SFC015-00 – a universal white foundation that transforms into a shade to match the skin tone once applied.
The winners received an exclusive trophy, created and designed by the French agency centdegrés. The inspiration behind the trophy design was radiance and light, linked to the concepts of creativity and innovation. the inside colours symbolize make-up, skincare and fragrances, while the external outlook recalls the packaging universe. The gold colour was a nod to the cultural richness of India.