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November 2020


Lipoid Kosmetik receives ‘Outstanding Contribution to Natural Cosmetics Europe 2020’ Award
 
Lipoid Kosmetik is honoured to be recognized by Capital Finance International (CFI.co) magazine as winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Natural Cosmetics Europe 2020’ Award. The nomination for the award came as a surprise, but shows that our efforts are well observed outside of our core industry.
 
The judges highlighted that ‘Lipoid Kosmetik has assembled a team with a diverse set of skills and industry experience. The company employees leverage their combined knowhow to stay ahead of market trends and customer needs by seizing opportunities for innovation and growth.The company’s sustainability commitment is reflected throughout its processes, policies and product portfolio. Lipoid Kosmetik is an alchemist in nature’s pantry, using ecologically responsible practices to create high-value substances.’
 
Winners were selected by the Capital Finance International judging panel of industry experts seeking to identify individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. CFI.co sustainability awards seek to recognise the best responses to sustainability issues by country or region, identifying companies that stand out as examples to others across the world. With more than 150'000 readers worldwide and nearly 200’000 unique pages views per months, CFI.co has a strong standing in the field of business reporting with a clear emphasis on sustainable developments.
 
 
 
 
 


 


July 2020

Lipoid Kosmetik receives the new EcoVadis Platinum medal for an advanced and proactive CSR approach

Sustainability expressed by the environmental, social and ethical performance is a core value of the cosmetic industry and has been a crucial focus of Lipoid Kosmetik`s company philosophy since many years.
 
Hence, Lipoid Kosmetik is proud to announce that we were awarded the highest EcoVadis Platinum medal which emphasises our continuous effort to strive for a sustainable business practise and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) achievement. After being awarded with the Ecovadis Sustainability Leadership award early 2020, and after winning the EcoVadis Gold medal four times in a row, in July 2020 we immediately obtained the newly created Platinum distinction, and, with it, belong again to the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of chemical products n.e.c. industry.
 
EcoVadis is an independent rating agency that provides the leading solution for measuring sustainability in global supply chains. By compiling CSR efforts regarding environmental, social, economic impacts and stakeholder relationships, EcoVadis evaluates and ranks more than 65'000 companies across a variety of countries and industries to implement a universal label for sustainability.
 
The 2020 EcoVadis Platinum medal recognizes our work to constantly improve CSR processes and documentation and proofs to our customers that we at Lipoid Kosmetik are not only talking about sustainability but actually live it.





July 2020

Lipoid Kosmetik AG Honored with PCHi 2020 Fountain Award

Lipoid Kosmetik is proud to announce that our active ingredient Carotolino won the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) Fountain Award 2020 in the category ‘Anti-Pollution’. 122 products from 79 companies from all over the world have been submitted to the international expert panel of the PCHi fair in Shanghai. The impressive number emphasizes the importance of this well-recognized award in China. Originally planned to take place in February, now postponed to July, PCHi has decided to honor the winners of the Fountain Award already now in an online Award Ceremony.


 

‘We are very proud to receive this prestigious award as a sign of our continuous effort to provide sophisticated, high-quality cosmetic ingredients that follow consumer trends and combine attractive marketing concepts with superior scientific data’ says Dr. Peter Röthlisberger, Managing Director of Lipoid Kosmetik.
 
Carotolino was already among the finalists of the in-cosmetics Global Innovation Award 2019 and won the 3rd prize of the BSB Innovation Award 2019 in the category ‘most innovative raw material’. This third recognition reinforces that Carotolino is perceived as a pioneering active ingredient all over the globe.




April 2020

TWO BSB Innovation Awards for Lipoid Kosmetik AG

Innovation is the backbone of our industry, sustainability is a prerequisite. Two 3rd prizes for two new products have been granted to Lipoid Kosmetik AG by the renowned BSB Innovation Award. Both, Phytocodine® in the field of Cosmetic Actives and Blossom Honey Pro in the field of Natural Products got acknowledged with an award. Although in-cosmetics Global got postponed, we launch these two products already now.
The importance of this award is emphasized by the names of the finalists for this award: BASF, Clariant, Lucas Meyer, Merck, Symrise, Givaudan, Lipotrue, Lubrizol, Maruzen and Mibelle Biochemistry to name a few.


April 2020

PhytoCodine® - Natural Messenger Peptides to Reprogram Skin Structure
 
A person’s perceived age is determined by physical traits on face and neck. These traits mostly reflect the integrity of the extracellular matrix, which provides structure, homogeneity and elasticity to skin.
 
Matrikines are dermal messenger peptides that instruct skin cells to reorganize and build-up the extracellular matrix. So far, synthetic matrikines have been used in cosmetics. Now, Lipoid Kosmetik investigated and isolated – for the first time – natural matrikine-like peptides from cedar nuts and presents them in a novel anti-aging concentrate: PhytoCodine®. PhytoCodine® mimics the activity of matrikines that naturally occur in our skin, and has the following benefits:
 
Renewal of extracellular matrix
• Improvement of dermal surface & texture
• Support of facial density & elasticity
• Rejuvenating effect of mature skin
 
Taken together, PhytoCodine® is the world’s first concentrate of plant-derived, natural matrikine-like peptides. It reprograms fibroblasts to build-up extracellular matrix components characteristic of younger looking skin and thereby, PhytoCodine® directly contributes to a person’s perceived age.
 

If you want to find out more about our PhytoCodine®, please contact our customer service .




April 2020


Lipoid Kosmetik honored with Best Performer Award for Sustainability Excellence by EcoVadis 
 
Lipoid Kosmetik is proud to announce that we got acknowledged with the "Sustainability Leadership Award Small to Medium Enterprise 2020" in the category "Best Performer Heavy Manufacturing" by EcoVadis.
 
During EcoVadis’ annual Sustain Conference in March 2020, EcoVadis honored outstanding performers for their actions in sustainable procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) across all industries. EcoVadis is the world’s leading sustainability rating agency and ranks the CSR performance of 65’000 companies in 160 countries in different industries on a yearly basis. 
We have already received Gold Status for our excellent CSR activities four times in a row since 2015 and were ranked among the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis in all industries. Taking our CSR activity as a mission, we constantly improved our performance score year-by-year. Finally, our top score in 2019 was crowned by winning an EcoVadis Sustainability Leadership Award 2020 as one of a few companies. To emphasize the importance of this acknowledgment, award winners in 2020 in the field of sustainable procurement excellence include Groupe Peugeot, Henkel, the Estée Lauder Companies and L’Oréal.
 



January 2020

Blossom Honey Pro – Sweet Luxury for Moisture & Volume
 
Honey is a strong brand, and a success story. Already in ancient Greece, honey was used as natural doping, energy source and cure-all. Still today, honey is associated with positive attributes and emotions: It is natural, sustainable, sweet, precious, luxurious and nutritious. 
 
Blossom Honey Pro is a COSMOS-certified, substantiated extract based on organic acacia honey, and is refined for optimal cosmetic use. We demonstrate that its composition of supersaturated sugar with more than 200 bioactive compounds result in the following benefits of Blossom Honey Pro: 
 
Nourishment & energy supply to enhance skin cell proliferation and activity
Powerful moisturization through increased water attraction & storage
Enhancement of skin volume and plumping by generating osmotic pressure
 
The positive associations of honey in combination with its proven efficacy make Blossom Honey Pro a powerful ingredient for nourishing, moisturizing and volumizing cosmetic applications.
 
If you want to find out more about our Blossom Honey Pro, please contact our customer service .


January 2020

Herbasol® Pro Extracts with New Name
 
We are happy to present the new names of Lipoid Kosmetik’s Herbasol® Pro extracts. Herbasol® Pro is our line of activity-proven extracts, for which we provide a trendy marketing story, phytochemical analysis as well as in vitro data. Hence, our Herbasol® Pro extracts can be considered as a niche between extracts (‘Emotives’) and Actives.
 
In order to strengthen the added value of these products, we have decided to adapt the product names by including the identifier ‘Pro’. Currently, the following Herbasol® Pro extracts are available in our ever-growing portfolio:
 
Blossom Honey Pro
Jackfruit Pro
Cranberry Pro
Kale Pro
Mate Pro
Blackcurrant Pro
Green Coffee Pro
Matico Pro
Mexican Arnica Pro
Moringa Pro
Mulberry Pro
Siberian Ginseng Pro
 
If you are interested in more details about these products, please contact our customer service .


December 2019

COSMOS Certification of our Organic Actives & Herbasol® Pro Extracts
 
Lipoid Kosmetik is pleased to announce that we have COSMOS-certified a variety of our Actives and activity-proven Herbasol® Pro extracts, which are based on organic plant sources. The following products are now certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to the COSMOS Standard:
 
Blossom Honey Pro certified as 5.05% organic
Cider VNGR+® certified as 55.5% organic
Cranberry Pro certified as 30% organic
Jackfruit Pro certified as 51.73% organic
Kale Pro certified as 22.5% organic
 
Please contact please contact our customer service for more information.



April 2019

3rd prize at the BSB Innovation Award Cosmetics 2019
 
The newly launched Lipoid Kosmetik product Carotolino won the 3rd prize in the category ‘Most innovative raw material’ at the ‘BSB Innovation Award Cosmetics 2019’. As a first time participant we are very proud about the achievement. The BSB Award is internationally recognized and awarded by independent juries since 17 years.
 
Carotolino was also among the shortlisted new products for the in-cosmetics ‘Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award 2019’ in the category ‘Active’.
 



April 2019

Carotolino – Blue Light Protection and a Vivid Look 
 
Natural and artificial blue light damages skin and induces premature aging. Nature’s answer to blue light are carotenoids, which shield blue light and protect against blue-light induced oxidative stress. Besides the photo-protective activity, topically applied carotenoids can optimize our skin color, shifting pale and dull skin tones to a more lively appearance.
 
Lipoid Kosmetik’s new active ingredient Carotolino is based on the unique combination of carrot root extract, carrot seed oil and β-carotene, all united in a basis of canola oil in order to provide perfectly stabilized carotenoids. Carotolino shows efficacy in:
    • shielding blue light
    • neutralizing blue light-induced ROS
    • and supporting a healthy and vivid skin color
In essence, Carotolino incorporates the best of carrots including stabilized carotenoids. It reduces blue light-induced skin damage while at the same time adds a vivid look. This makes our botanical active a trendy ingredient that synergistically targets the protection and liveliness of modern skin.

If you are interested in reading more about our new product, please contact our customer service .
 

April 2019

Hydro-Gain – The Barrier and Hydration Booster
Sufficient water content in the stratum corneum is the prerequisite for healthy, appealing and non-irritated skin. The most effective strategies to reduce water loss are improving the skin’s barrier function and enhancing the skin’s water-holding capacity.
 
Hydro-Gain is Lipoid Kosmetik’s powerful,100% natural, COSMOS-approved moisturizing cocktail that strives for optimal water retention. Hydro-Gain combines moisturizing lipophilic extracts from birch bark and barbary fig oil with regenerating hydrogenated lecithin. Based on this unique combination of active substances, Hydro-Gain:
    • strengthens the skin barrier
    • improves water retention
    • provides short- & long-term moisturization
    • shows deep-down hydration efficacy.
In essence, Hydro-Gain simultaneously improves both, the tightness of the lipid- and protein-based permeability barrier as well as the amount of water-binding molecules, and thereby minimizes water loss and increases skin hydration. This holistic approach to overcome dry skin makes Hydro-Gain the perfect ingredient for innovative moisturizers.

If you are interested in reading more about our new product, please contact our customer service .
 

April 2019
 

Jackfruit Pro – Vegan Food for Vegan Skin Care 
 
A vegan lifestyle stands for conscious living and healthiness, but also for youth, confidence and fashion. Therefore, veganism is not only a major food trend, but it is also taking over the cosmetic industry.
 
Although a vegan lifestyle is extremely healthy, plant-based food lacks some important nutrients, such as creatine, an energy metabolite for skin. In order to compensate for creatine deficiency in skin cells of vegans, Lipoid Kosmetik developed the cosmetic ingredient Jackfruit Pro. In fact, Jackfruit is popular in the vegan cuisine. Here, we show that our Jackfruit extract can also improve cellular creatine uptake into skin, and consequently complements a vegan diet.
 
Taken together, Jackfruit Pro not only symbolizes vegan lifestyle, but also supplements creatine shortage known from skin of vegans. Our Jackfruit extract specifically addresses the needs of plant-based eaters and is therefore a perfect tool for the fast-growing market of vegan skin care.
 


January 2019

Cranberry Pro - Natural Biofilm Control
Biofilms are complex habitats of microorganisms on human skin. Microbes can hide inside the protective matrix of biofilms, where they have a reduced vulnerability to antimicrobial agents. This fact challenges the cosmetic industry to identify selective biofilm balancer, which specifically weaken biofilms of troublemaking bacteria, and support biofilms of advantageous microbes.
 
With Cranberry Pro, Lipoid Kosmetik presents a novel cosmetic tool that targets cutaneous biofilms. Cranberry Pro has anti-adhesive and anti-biofilm forming activity, but is non-biocidal. It selectively represses biofilm formation of disadvantageous microorganisms, while promoting beneficial microorganisms in biofilms. Thereby, Cranberry Pro controls biofilms naturally.
 
Cranberry Pro can be used as stand-alone active ingredient to control cutaneous biofilms, or complementary to antimicrobial agents.

If you are interested in reading more about our new product, please contact our customer service .
 


VNGR+ – Zero-Alcohol Tinctures from Ancient Times
Vinegar is a highly beneficial, multi-functional ingredient known for centuries. In particular our hair profits immensely from vinegar, as it is pH-balancing and naturally cleansing. Therefore, vinegar-based ingredients are optimally suitable to fight damaged, dull and unruly hair.
 
Lipoid Kosmetik developed an exquisite selection of superior, COSMOS-approved VNGR+ extracts, which reduce hair damage, while leaving smooth hair with a stunning shine. VNGR+ are extracts from plant material with vinegar and glycerin as extraction system. The extraction with both, vinegar and glycerin, creates powerful, virtually alcohol-free tinctures. Being optimized for formulation compatibility, performance and efficacy, VNGR+ extracts are the ideal addition for the daily hair perfection.

Cider VNGR+ is an extract from mallow flowers and nettle herbs with Swiss organic apple cider vinegar and glycerin.

Rice VNGR+ is an extract from chrysanthemum flowers and polygonum roots with rice vinegar and glycerin. 

If you are interested in reading more about our new product, please contact our customer service



 



Natipide® Eco – Natural Carrier for Cosmetic Actives
Encapsulation of active ingredients has become a popular tool in the cosmetic and personal care industry, following the ongoing trend towards safer, high-performing and more sophisticated consumer products.

Natipide Eco represents a new, innovative carrier system for hydrophilic cosmetic active ingredients, exclusively based on natural raw-materials. Designed as a pre-liposomal concentrate, Natipide Eco forms stable liposomes upon simple mixing with water.

An in vivo study with Raman spectroscopy was performed to demonstrate the superior performance of Natipide Eco as carrier system into human skin. Natipide Eco increased the concentration of a model active in the skin by 50% in comparison to the non-encapsulated active and noticeably enhanced its penetration depth.

For more information please follow this link.


 



HerbaGlow® NRG – The Power Unit for your Skin
In times of exhaustive lifestyles, consumers are seeking for cosmetic ingredients that recharge the skin’s energy reserves for a radiant and fresh-looking skin.

HerbaGlow NRG is a COSMOS-approved three-component active designed to synergistically energize and revive the skin in order to restore a healthy and youthful glow. HerbaGlow NRG shows efficacy in:

   •  Boosting the skin’s energy supply and production
      efficiency
   •  Providing more vitality and resistance to the skin
   •  Making skin look fresher and more radiant


HerbaGlow NRG is composed of 100% natural ingredients: it unites extracts of caper flower buds, mulberry leaves and rose roots in a propanediol-based, preservative-free and self-preserving solvent system.

If you are interested in reading more about our new product, please contact our customer service.