Started two years ago, the International Formulation Contest is an original initiative by the Monoi Institute. The designers, the formulators of the cosmetic industry are invited to present a product concept and a formula on a given theme. The best project is awarded a fabulous trip for two to Tahiti and her Islands – the ultimate destination to resource one’s inspiration.

The 2004/2005 theme: Monoi Sublime Care

The idea is to celebrate beauty through the combination of sensoriality and functionality - to draw inspiration from the clear transparency of blue lagoons, the scintillating and snowy texture of Tiare flowers, the voluptuous and silky feel of the oil, all the positive energy of Paradise… and imagine a sublime product to sublimate beauty.

Monoi de Tahiti inspires creation on the 5 continents

Over 130 contestants have registered to the second edition of the contest and 50 projects were submitted – 20 originating from France and 30 from other countries (Brazil, Byelorussia, Canada, the United States, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Philippine, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka,…).

The winners

The Jury gathered on September 16th to elect the best projects. The winners of the second edition of the International Formulation Contest are:

Rank Contestant Company Product name
1 Frédéric Burtin Vim Concept FLORALE NATIVE ™
2 Muriel Hibon Derma développement Tehani, Souffle nacré pour le contour des yeux
3 Carole Marchais Givaudan Blue Lagoon with Monoï Pearls
Honor awards      
H Vincent Grandjon Clarins Soin Solaire Amincissant SPF15
H Francine Vaution / Sandra Massonat Affix / Ferling Braz'île Pacific

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