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Can you advance the science of personal care?
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As a specialist in ingredients and concepts for effective skin, hair and body care products, Evonik Personal Care combines scientific excellence with passion. That means we always work according to the highest ethical and scientific principles – and we always put our hearts into our work. That’s what we call “The Soul & Science of Beauty”.

To serve the personal care industry, Evonik continues to innovate new personal care concepts to meet consumer needs. A concept that demonstrates this spirit of innovation is the recently launched tattoo care. For tattoos to keep their colors vibrant, maintenance is important. In our Tattoo Care concept, we offer formulation solutions for all stages of the tattoo process, from strengthening the skin before tattooing, to brightening the look for years to come. This is based on the use of Evonik raw materials that protect, moisturize, and nurture the skin before and after tattooing.

Even more pivotal to the innovative culture, Evonik continues to develop new molecules for use in the personal care industry. These materials can serve a specific purpose to further develop more beneficial and pleasing products for the consumer. An example of this would be the recently launched Tego PEP-4-Comfort, a tetrapeptide for use in calming the sensitivity of the skin. Designed and tested, this peptide shows several benefits when applied on the skin, such as visual reduction of redness from shaving and soothing irritation from harsh skin treatments.


Your challenge is to identify a potential new material/structure which might enhance or meet an unmet need in personal care products (such as a new hybrid polymer for enhanced emulsion stability under high heat, for example).

  1. Propose an idea for a product/material to meet an unmet need or enhancement of a current functional area in the personal care market. Include a written description of your idea and a proposed experimental plan. The proposals should not focus on dermatological conditions that require pharmaceuticals.
  2. Submit a concept diagram and schematic as supporting materials. Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, and .pdf.

CRITERIA: Winning solutions should be innovative and easily implemented in large-scale manufacturing.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
Top 10%
will share $1,000
Next 15%
will share $400
Next 25%
will share $200
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
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