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Cosmetics industry announces best new products of 2018

The South African Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review New Products Awards was recently held in Johannesburg.

The P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition is now in its 11th year. The sponsor, Symrise, is globally recognised as a leading provider of fragrances, flavours, active ingredients and aroma chemicals as well as sensorial and nutritional solutions.

All entries to the new product competition
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As part of the glamorous evening Philippe Paparella-Paris, a senior Symrise perfumer from Dubai, treated guests to an interactive presentation where taste and fragrance met. A fragrance pairing with a rose water drink and salty rose fragrance as well as a delicious caramel fudge paired with a miel Iris fragrance entrance the guests.

Philippe Paparella-Paris fragrance presentation
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Don’t tell anyone but I ate 2 pieces of fudge and kept on smelling the perfume card while eating!

Philippe Paparella-Paris fragrance presentation.. plus I shared a table with Optiphi and 121 Jamming PR (How lucky was I?)
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P&C Review/Symrise judging panel

The judging panel for the 2018 competition included formulation experts Robyn Brown (Botanichem) and Elizna Hurter (Skinchem); technical and regulatory specialist, Jill Gardiner and Percy Sibanda (L’Oréal South Africa); packaging experts Clive Glover and Tony de Beer, and marketing specialist, Richard Weir (Gullan & Gullan).

At the start of the evening I met the Optiphi team who didn’t let on that they were aiming for more than 1 award!

Photo courtesy of: Lerika Photography

Winners of the P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition

Overall winners

Winner: Classic Clarity Serum (Optiphi)
First Runner Up: Schwarzkopf Oil Ultime (Henkel SA)
Second Runner Up: Range of Serums (Kalahari Lifestyle)

Overall Winner: Classic Clarity Serum (Optiphi)
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The overall winner of the competition, Optiphi with their reformulated Classic Clarity Serum includes a dynamic blend of eight actives working in synergy to promote clearer and more radiant skin. Innovation is brought forward with micro-encapsulated Salicylic Acid for time-controlled diffusion of the active ingredient into the skin.

The team from Kalahari Lifestyle took home 3 awards during the night as well.

Second Runner Up: Range of Serums (Kalahari Lifestyle)
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Individual Category

Winner: Classic Clarity Serum (Optiphi)
First Runner Up: Body Curve Solar Spritz SPF30 (Optiphi)
Second Runner Up: Ultra Rich Skin Complex (Kalahari Lifestyle)

Range Category

Winner: Schwarzkopf Oil Ultime (Henkel SA)
First Runner Up: Range of Serums (Kalahari Lifestyle)
Second Runner Up: Skin Creamery (Hannah Creamery)

Schwarzkopf (Henkel SA) showing off all their awards for the night
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Second Runner Up: Skin Creamery (Hannah Creamery)
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Editor’s Choice Award

Winner: Dimanzi Eau de Parfum (Di Thompson)

Editor’s Choice Award
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Packaging Category Award

Winner:  Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Scalp Genesis (Henkel SA)
First Runner Up: tied between Skin Creamery (Hannah Creamery) and Schwarzkopf Oil Ultime (Henkel SA)
Second Runner Up: Classic Clarity Serum (Optiphi)

First Runner Up: Skin Creamery (Hannah Creamery)
Photo courtesy of: Lerika Photography

South African Star Award

Winner: ORS Olive Oil by Urban Labs

South African Star Award: ORS Olive Oil by Urban Labs
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End of the night

At the end of the night we also went home with a goodie bag containing a perfume from Symrise – which I’ve been wearing since – and a Kalahari Lifestyle mask to try out.

Photo courtesy of: Lerika Photography

For me personally, this awards evening was a stand-out. Each winner earned their awards based on merit, not on who could afford the best PR or spend the most on marketing.

I am totally going to interview all the winner and Symrise because the presentation from Philippe Paparella-Paris was just enough to spark my curiosity.

Entries for 2019 P&C Review/Symrise New Product Competition

Entries for the 2019 New Product Competition will open at the end of October 2018. Please send an e-mail to Abby Vorster for more information or to request an entry form. #BeautyNPC2018

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