In Cosmetics 2016: a record year for the Bretagne cosmetics sector.

The In Cosmetics international fair that is entirely focused on raw materials, ingredients and services is the not-to-be-missed event for the global perfumery-cosmetics industry. This year the 780 exhibitors included 24 companies from Bretagne showcasing their new products in Paris. Products from three Bretagne companies were deemed “best innovations 2016”. They were up against world-class competition supported by international groups. Thus, at its first time of entering the competition, Agrimer (Plouguerneau) was awarded the gold medal in the functional ingredients category with the caviar of exfoliation and care, an active gelable base in the form of pearls that can be dispersed fully by pressure on the skin. BiotechMarine (Pontrieux) won the gold medal in the natural ingredients category with Ephemer, the first active cosmetic ingredient produced by its macroalgae cellular culture technology. Lastly, in the texture category, a bronze medal was awarded to Technature (Dirinon) for the Leaf Mask, a green tea and peppermint compound without preservative. These results show genuine recognition of the vitality of the regional network, with its six thousand jobs and €1.8B turnover, and its expertise in natural cosmetics, supported by Capbiotek. In addition, the International Cosm’ing seminar 2016 on cosmetic ingredients and biotechnologies will be held in Saint Malo from 29 June to 1 July 2016. (

Source: CBB Capbiotek.

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