Lignovations proudly announces its victory in the prestigious IFSCC Sustainability Challenge 2023. The company’s commitment to pioneering sustainable innovations in the photoprotection and makeup sectors has garnered recognition as the most impactful development in the beauty industry today. Alongside The Unseen Beauty’s innovation in the make-up sector, Lignovations was chosen as a winner of the challenge.

The beauty industry is in the midst of a transformative shift, driven by the evolving demands of customers, manufacturers, and regulatory bodies seeking eco-friendly alternatives to synthetic ingredients. Lignovations, a trailblazer in sustainable solutions, has responded to this demand with the groundbreaking introduction of LignoGuard® – an upcycled natural ingredient derived from lignin, a component found in plants.

LignoGuard® is recognized for revolutionizing the beauty industry with its bio-derived functionalities including:

  • SPF Boosting: Harnessing the power of colloidal lignin particles to enhance the effectiveness of photoprotection products.
  • Antioxidant: Safeguarding skin cells against free radicals, promoting healthier skin.
  • Emulsion Stabilizer: Contributing to the stability of emulsions in beauty products, ensuring a consistent and reliable performance.

LignoGuard® is developed and manufactured in Austria with a focus on scientifically proven efficacy (in-vitro & invivo studies), sustainability (COSMOS & NaTrue approved) and consistent quality (Cosmetic-GMP ISO 22716).

"LignoGuard® is the only commercially available cosmetic ingredient utilizing colloidal lignin technology, merging nature’s evolutionary wisdom with scientific innovation," said Cristina Kaufmann, Business Developer at Lignovations. "The recognition we have received at the IFSCC Sustainability Challenge 2023 reaffirms our dedication to driving positive change in an industry that is increasingly focusing on sustainability and more natural skin protection.", adds Julia Tomasich, Senior R&D Engineer at Lignovations.

The sunscreen market, in particular, has been experiencing challenges as consumers seek products aligned with their environmental values. LignoGuard®'s introduction offers an impactful solution

About Lignovations:

Lignovations develops and manufactures functional ingredients from lignin for consumer products. By transforming upcycled biomass lignin into unique colloidal particles, Lignovations patented technology makes the protective properties of lignin available for many cosmetic products including skin care, sun care, makeup, and anti-aging.

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About FSCC:

The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists is a worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science and technology. The 33rd IFSCC Congress took take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 4th to 7th September 2023. Under the theme «Rethinking Beauty Science», it focussed on the most current and relevant scientific topics in the sector.

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