Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Brazil
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

Global competition launched to find preservative innovators

The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) and InnoCentive have launched a global competition to identify innovators developing preservatives with improved environmental health and safety profiles for use in cosmetics, personal care and household products.

The competition is open to broad-spectrum or single action chemical agents effective on gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mould, as well as preservative boosters and multi-functional ingredients which have a primary non-preserving function yet enhance antimicrobial efficacy.

Regulatory bans and restrictions, coupled with increasing stakeholder concerns around the potential health impacts of several widely-used chemicals, are reducing the current palette of acceptable preservatives. Due to these issues, consumer goods manufacturers are looking for novel preservatives - or preservative boosters - effective in protecting consumer products from contamination.

The contest will award three to five cash prizes from the US$175,000 prize pool, with a minimum single prize award of US$25,000. Sponsors include: Babyganics, Beautycounter, Beiersdorf, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Kao USA, Method - People Against Dirty, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Reckitt Benckiser (RB), SC Johnson, Unilever, Target, Walmart, Dow Microbial Control, Lonza, Schülke, Thor, Environmental Defense Fund and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The sponsors are looking to partner with innovators to co-develop, license or invest in new technologies to speed them to market.

Up to five finalists will be invited to present their technologies at a US meeting in the first quarter of 2018, and to network with representatives from consumer product companies, major retailers, and preservative suppliers.

Entries can be made here: www.innocentive.com

© 2017 - Brazil Beauty News - www.brazilbeautynews.com

latest news
Focus
Luxe Pack New York rescheduled to September

Luxe Pack New York rescheduled to September

Amid the latest developments of the Covid-19 epidemic in New York and the USA, the Luxe Pack management team has decided to postpone further the event to September 15th and 16th, 2020. The venue is unchanged: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Hall 1B). With these new dates, the show will be almost concomitant with the MakeUp in (...)

read more
Experts’ views
Radical reinvention : Disrupting the next decade of beauty

Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation
Radical reinvention : Disrupting the next decade of beauty

Beauty is an ever-changing industry. Yet some changes make more of an impact than others. The more society changes, the more these changes cascade into the Beauty market. During the last MAD Cosmetics Innovations conference, organised by Premium Beauty News in Paris, Leila Rochet, Founder of Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation, (...)

read more

Features