Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine has long been a definitive, peer-reviewed cosmetic science resource. Its Allē Awards (formerly the R&D Awards) attract some of the biggest names in beauty and their niche competitors to showcase their latest ingredients, testing methods and formulas.

One of the highlights of the recent Beauty Accelerate 2022 event, held in New York on September 28th and 29th, was the inaugural Cosmetic & Toiletries Alle Awards Dinner.

For the first time, an Australian beauty company won one of the world’s most prestigious beauty industry gongs.

Roccoco Botanicals took out the honour for its 7-in-1 Ruby Crystal Cleanser, which helps to calm inflammation and stimulate collagen production. Previous winners of the award include L’Oréal and Shiseido and the brand beat off six other contenders from around the world.

The Ruby Crystal Cleanser is a powerhouse formula containing rose absolute, passionfruit seed oil and jojoba oil. The judging panel for the award included scientists from Chanel and Estée Lauder.

Roccoco Botanicals was founded in Queensland in 2013 by CEO Jacine Greenwood. In 2020, the company won Dayspa’s Professional Choice Award and has been named among the 100 fastest growing companies by the Australian Financial Review (2021). In 2022, it was the recipient of the Financial Times Asia Pacific High Growth Company Award.

Greenwood, who is also the founding Chief Cosmetic Chemist of Roccoco Botanicals, has made it her career goal to find ways to heal and nurture acne-prone and sensitive skin.

At Roccoco Botanicals, our mission is to support and repair the skin barrier, particularly for the more than 50 per cent of women who suffer from acne and others who contend with skin conditions such as pigmentation, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. There’s an epidemic of women suffering from skin problems, and we exist to help them, she noted.

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