Dr Majella Lane, Director, UCL Skin Research group, School of Pharmacy, University of London kindly represented the UK on the selection committee of The Cosmetic Victories competition, organised by Cosmetic Valley, who met on February 18 and selected the following 6 finalists from amongst 81 projects from 14 different countries (Spain, Italy, Poland, United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Ghana, Hungary, Belgium, Brazil, Ukraine, Denmark, New Caledonia and France):
Academic Prize :
New bio-sourced and renewable UV-A filters for cosmetic formulation, URD -ABI, AgroParisTech (FRANCE)
Bio-inspired Microgels for Cosmetics … and what else?, Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l'Environnement et les Matériaux – UMR CNRS/UPPA 5254, Université de Pau et Pays de l'Adour UPPA (FRANCE)
"TOUCHY Finger" an augmented and connected human finger to assess skin and hair feel, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes (LTDS), Ecole Centrale de Lyon - UMR CNRS 5513 (FRANCE)
Industrial Prize :
Pack 3 in 1: Dissolve to Preserve, PolyBridge®, (FRANCE)
Biodegradable texturizers & benefits for next generation formulas, ROELMI HPC, (ITALIE)
Biorefinery-based technology in Smart Delivery Systems, InventionBio SA (POLOGNE)
The 6 finalists will have the opportunity to present their project to a prestigious jury, during the auditions that will take place digitally on March 30. The two winners will be announced following the auditions, live, on Cosmetic Valley TV.
We hope that next year we can encourage more entries from the UK and wish everyone success in this years finals!