Entries for the prestigious ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC Innovation Award (Prêmio ABIHPEC-ITEHPEC de Inovação) are officially open, with innovators in the personal care and beauty industry invited to submit their most inspirational ingredients, formulations and concepts.

The innovation is the focus of in-cosmetics Latin America, there is the location to present the award, now in its 5th year. In association with the innovation and technology arm of the Brazilian Association of Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Industry (ABIHPEC), the awards are open to all ingredient suppliers that are participating at the event and is designed to help promote the virtues of research and innovation in the personal care and beauty industry.

One of the most sought-after prizes in the region, it recognises ingredient producers that contribute to the Brazilian Cosmetic Industry innovation. Last year, Lubrizol scooped the top prize, followed by Hallstar and Inolex.

Marina Kobayashi, Innovation Manager at ABIHPEC, commented: “The entries we get for the Innovation Award every year are outstanding and demonstrate the high level of innovation in the beauty industry, not only in Latin America but around the world. We’re looking forward to seeing the quality ingredients that are entered this year and presenting the award at in-cosmetics Latin America once again.”
Companies can submit up to two entries for the awards, by August 5th.