INOLEX took home the Innovation Award for its AminoSensyl™ Amino Lipid Platform of 100% natural, quat-free conditioning ingredients during the Home and Personal Care Ingredients (HPCI) Exhibition and Conference in Mumbai, India, February 6–7, 2020.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to share these sustainable and high-performance technologies with the Beauty Care industry,” said Puja Agarwal, INOLEX Regional Business Director, South Asia, SEA, Oceania and Japan. “The response from our customers and partners across Asia has been incredible, from the eco-friendly design of these products, to the ease and simplification that our amino lipid technology brings to formulations.”
The HPCI Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards recognize outstanding innovations from the cosmetics, detergents/cleansers, and perfume industries in the development of novel active or functional ingredients. Evaluated on numerous criteria by a panel of distinguished industry experts, products must be newly launched within six months of the show and demonstrate improvement/advantage over current options. Products are rated in areas such as relevance to consumers, a superior level of innovation, market potential, implementation feasibility, and implementation cost.
Launched in 2019, INOLEX’s patented AminoSensyl™ platform continues to be the only source of 100% natural and cationic (quat-free) conditioning agents in the market. The portfolio includes AminoSensyl™ HC for hair care, and AminoSensyl™ SC for skincare, both amino acid-based, high performance systems that are eco-friendly, derived from renewable feedstock, and designed using the Principles of Green Chemistry. Each product is optimized for its respective category and ideal for the natural products marketplace. The systems offer the benefits of being petrochemical-free; palm-free; quat-free, readily biodegradable (OECD 301B); non-GMO; free from animal testing; and USDA Certified Biobased, COSMOS, and NSF/ANSI 305 approved.
“We view AminoSensyl™ as trend-shifting the conditioning category to more sustainable consumer options,” said Agarwal. “We are grateful to Pharmacos India, the Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (ISCC), and HPCI India for supporting the mainstay of innovation that continues to define INOLEX ingredients.”
The INOLEX innovation platform is guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life-cycle thinking. The company is recognized for its leading proprietary technologies—with an emphasis on natural, plant-based solutions—in Alternative Preservation, Silicone Alternatives, Palm Alternatives, Film Formers, and Conditioning Agents. INOLEX is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is RSPO Supply Chain Certified, and offers 100% of its palm-derived products as RSPO Mass Balance.
Notable product innovation awards include a 2018 ITEHPEC Innovation Award in LATAM for LexFeel™ Vibrant, a patented color-enhancing sensory agent; Finalist in the Sustainability Beauty Awards for SustOleo™ MCT, a natural palm-free sensory ingredient alternative that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content; and the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense™, a cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content.
INOLEX is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that provides safe and effective beauty care options for brands around the world. With a deep understanding of lifestyle trends and expertise in green chemistry, INOLEX balances lab and nature to create sustainable, life ingredients. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; High-performance Polymers for sun care; Alternatives for Silicones; Natural and Quat-free Cationic Conditioning Agents, and Palm Alternatives, with a focus on plant-based, certified natural options in all categories.