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The Beauty Trophies 2014: an edition to remember!

A beautiful ceremony welcomed the new winners 2014 of the Beauty Challenger Awards and two new award categories!

The highly coveted BCA competition, directed by Valérie Vanier for the 11th year, announced last Wednesday this year’s winners.

For the first time, two new competitions made their debuts on the tradeshow: the Advanced Ingredient Award that distinguished the most innovative haircare formulation by the cosmetic actives suppliers exhibiting on the BBLab and the “Cosmeeting Color Award” rewarding the most remarkable product for dark and mixed skin from the Cosmeeting Color pavilion.

Advanced Ingredient Award: a first on CREATIVE Beauty Paris

The first winner of the competition is Mibelle Biochemistry for its Hair Growth Booster, an anti-hair loss biphase formulation containing the AnaGain active, an active working on the hair life cycle by simulating the anagene phase and slowing down the telogene phase.

Seven companies participated to the Advanced Ingredient Award: Mibelle Biochemistry, Seppic (with the ingredient Oligogeline, the “vegetal silicon” within Design’Hair, a fixing and styling gel rich in water), Induchem (with Comb’Active, a spray which formula helps styling, including many actives among which Redensyl), Effervescence Lab with Hair Filler, Croda (Dynamic Shampoo with KeraDyn HH, an ingredient that provides amplitude to hair movement), Laboratoires Prod’Hyg (with fruit butters) and Kupanda (for their baobab, Moringa and Ximenia oils).

Cosmeeting Color Award: multicultural beauty rewarded

The winner is Desing Essentials for their argan hydrating cream.

Eight companies took part to the first edition of the Cosmeeting Color Award: Ametis Cosmetics (Clarity Correcting Serum with orange extract), Design Essentials (Hydrating Cream Hydrience with argan), Eshel, Inoya (Anti-spots Serum Mel’oya), L’Liss (Titanium hair straightener), Mela Aura (Anti-spots cream), Napura (shampoo) and Win Time Cosmetics (Lipstick gloss).

Marina Marville, Director of Cosmeeting Color, welcomed this initiative that honors the passion that the brands answering the needs of dark, black and mixed skins. “It is our duty as professionals to address this now educated target,” she comments, “with attractive and efficient products”.

The BCA make young brands enthusiastic

This year’s winners did not hide their pride to be rewarded among the stars of tomorrow. Some previous winners such as the creators of Alorée, Absolution or Teo Cabanel came this year to give out the awards, thrilled to be part of the competition that helped them conquer the world.

The jury members, from the worldwide distribution leaders as well as press and blogs, came from all horizons: perfumeries, leading distributors, pharmacies, mass market, and organic specialists… with specific evaluation criteria: concept consistency, packaging, texture & fragrance and quality/price ratio.

This year was established an exceptional partnership with Beauté Privée to organize the Online Shopper Award, giving the consumers’ opinion.

The 2014 winners per category:

Beauty Challenger Award – The Grand Prize: Bye Bye Racines

A temporary coloring spray by Rodolphe, the stars colorist, “that will help women to be freed from roots maintenance”. The product will be available on November 1st, with 4 colours matching all hair colours.

Perfume Category: Lise London

A unique range of stylish perfumes, sold at Harrod’s and some concept store, with evocative names: An ideal husband, An ideal wife, An ideal lover… “I created this range to tell the story of couples and help them be happier”, explains the creator. A beautiful promise to keep!

Face care category: Natura Siberica

A fresh air for cosmetics! Natura Siberica offers skin, body and haircare products with Siberian wild herbs extracts: “a strong and wild territory, one of the last terra incognita on the planet”.

Bodycare category: A l’Orientale

Argan oil of exceptional quality in beautiful drop-shaped bottles with delicious fragrances: orange blossom, grapefruit…

Anti-aging category: Skinniks by Mades Cosmetic

First recognition for the Dutch group, specialist of bath & body care that starts in skincare with success!

Natural & Organic category: Ami Iyök

Ami Iyök combines sophistication, precious actives and biotechnologies… Its serum “My Perfect Skin Serum” convinced the jury. The niche Spanish brand, offering high-end cosmeceuticals, is linked to the Costa Rican rainforest thanks to the exceptional Sacha Inci oil.

Make-up category: Und Gretel

It is the story of a German professional make-up artist, Christina Roth, meeting an organic addict Marketing Manager to create a complete range of premium stylish make-up in beautifully modern packaging. Und Gretel will be launched at the end of the year.

Haircare category: Bye Bye Racines

Accessories category: Foreo

The small brush Luna takes care of the skin in an unusual way! The cleansing device made of silicon, easy to use, will be loved!

Beauty Blog Favourite: Fabbnails

Easy and smart, the small Irish brand offers semi-permanent nail kits to use at home.

Press Favourite: Bye Bye Racines

Online Shopper Award: Bye Bye Racines

See you next year!

Tags : Beauty challengers awards, cosmeeting color, advanced ingredient award, valérie vanier, Bye bye racines, natura siberica, und gretel, fabbnails, foreo, amy iyok, à l'orientale, mades cosmetics,

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