Two Innovation Awards for SILAB at PCHi


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Saint-Viance, France - March 8 2019
SILAB was particularly honored during the PCHi Fountain Awards ceremony, organized on the first evening of the 2019 PCHi Chinese exhibition. The company was awarded the first prizes for its natural active ingredients FILMEXEL® and ECOBIOTYS® in their respective category, anti-aging and complexion improvement.


Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Deputy General Manager for Innovation at SILAB, welcomes these distinctions: “We are very proud to have received not only one, but two first prizes for two of our active ingredients, especially in two flagship categories of the Chinese cosmetic market, which also demonstrates our capacity to precisely understand and meet Chinese customers’ needs”.

This represents the third award for ECOBIOTYS® [1] which already won the 1st and 3rd prizes of the Innovation Zone - Best Active Ingredient in 2018, during in-cosmetics
Asia and in-cosmetics Global. Regarding FILMEXEL® [2], this reward complements the 3rd prize of innovation obtained during SEPAWA congress in 2017.

For SILAB, these additional prizes underline the innovation and creativity put at the service of the cosmetics industry and highlight the achievement of the company in positioning innovation at the core of its strategy for 35 years.

[1] Bio-inspired by the regulating capacity of Nectarobiota®, the floral nectar microbiota, ECOBIOTYS® is resulting from a SILAB’s approach which is unprecedented in the cosmetic industry: use the microbiota of plants in order to develop an active ingredient able to act on the skin microbiota. Obtained from the yeast Metschnikowia reukaufii, isolated from the nectar of the porcelain flower Hoya carnosa, ECOBIOTYS® specifically rebalances the microbiota of mature skin by reinforcing the immune and mechanical barriers of the skin and acting on the distribution of bacterial communities. The quality of the skin barrier is thereby improved and the complexion is enhanced.

[2] Designed from a unique and patented technology, IPBN technology®, FILMEXEL® is a second skin natural biopolymer which has many properties. As film-forming ingredient, FILMEXEL® protects the skin from harmful exogenous agents. Genuine tensor since the first application, its smoothing and anti-wrinkle effects are proven in various formulas, at different doses and with Caucasian and Asian volunteer panels. The restored complexion radiance is perceived by users and by third persons. It also makes the foundation last longer. FILMEXEL® is universal for facial and body care, and make up.


World leader in the engineering of natural active ingredients
SILAB's reputation is based on excellence. An expert in skin biology and in the mastering of plants and biotechnologies for 30 years, this independent French group provides major names in cosmetic and dermo-cosmetic industry with patented and effective active ingredients.

The beauty of healthy skin.
SILAB markets a catalog of almost 100 cosmetic natural active molecules, with scientifically proven functional properties complying with international regulations. They are recognized on the global beauty market for their high level of scientific innovation.

The care of compromised skin.
SILAB softcare, a department fully dedicated to the care of compromised skin, has a strong commitment to health. Intended for the dermo-cosmetic and dermatological markets, its active ingredients respond to cutaneous disorders (atopic dermatitis, etc.) by reactivating the biological mechanisms of healthy skin according to three principles of excellence: Efficacy, Safety and Naturality.


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