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April 23, 2018Congress reports

In-cosmetics Awards 2018: the winners pro Add to my portfolio
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As every year, this year in-cosmetics global show held on April 17-19 in Amsterdam rewarded the best cosmetic ingredients launched over the past six months in several categories. Here is a report on the winners in the following categories: Best Active Ingredients, Best Functional Ingredients, Green ingredients, Sensory Bar Award, and Make-Up Bar Award.

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Best Active Ingredient

Gold: Mibelle Biochemistry – MossCellTec™ No.1

MossCellTec™ No. 1 is the first cosmetic ingredient which targets the novel anti-ageing concept of cell nucleus health. The product is based on the protonema culture of the moss Physcomitrella patens.
Studies have shown that MossCellTec™ No.1 strengthens skin against urban aggressors and climatic changes to increase skin resilience.
MossCellTec™ No. 1 in short
• First active ingredient from biotechnologically produced moss
• Novel anti-aging concept: cell nucleus health
• Improvement of skin hydration and homogeneity after just two weeks despite climatic stress
• INCI: Phytol, Isomalt, Aqua


Unbalanced microbiota, inflammation, overactive sebocytes and the hormone DHT are the four villains involved in the vicious cycle of acne-prone, blemished skin.
SEBOCLEAR-MP, a purified fraction of prenylated isoflavones from the leaves of Maclura cochinchinensis, was specifically developed to alleviate the symptoms of blemished skin.
By selective inhibition of P. acnes, suppressing the inflammation enzymes COX-1, COX-2, 5-LPO, shutting down DHT-formation and reprogramming sebocytes it sets all levers in motion to reduce the formation of comedones, papules and pustules and to normalize sebum production.
Furthermore, SEBOCLEAR-MP shows retinol-like activity, which leads to a visibly refined and rejuvenated skin appearance.
• INCI: Propanediol, ...