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Surfachem are extremely proud to be announced as a finalist for the Laura Marshall memorial award by the society of cosmetics scientists, SCS.  The Laura Marshall memorial award was introduce by SCS in 2015 and recognises innovation within the Beauty and Personal Care Market.

Surfachem's Ink Defender formulation was selected by an SCS judging panel of industry experts as one of the six formulations to make it through to the final. The finalists will be on display during SCS Formulate in Coventry on the 15th of November. SCS Formulate is an annual exhibition organised by SCS for the Beauty and Personal Care ingredients market. All exhibition attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite finalist, the formulation with the most votes will be crowned the winner for 2016. 

Ink Defender by Surfachem is a tattoo protection cream that hydrates the skin and protects the colour and definition of tattoos. . Reportedly 1 in 4 people in the UK have a tattoo but there are very few bespoke products currently available that target this market. Tattooed skin, like any skin, requires moisturisation and protection from the environment to remain healthy. 

Tattoos commonly lose definition and colour over time. One of the major causes of this is long term exposure to UV light. Ink Defender contains a blend of chemical UV Filters that protect the skin but without making it greasy and unmanageable. This is combined with a range of emollients that keep the skin hydrated and youthful. 

An overview of Ink Defender can be found by here.


If you are visiting SCS Formulate and would like to try Ink Defender please visit Surfachem at stand 209 to collect a sample. 


If you would like to find out more about tattoo care and it's significant potential please attend Surfachem's Inspire presentation during SCS Formulate on the 15th November at 11.30. Surfachem's Jason Dearden-Watts and James Hodgkinson will be presenting 'Trends in Beauty and Personal Care & the technologies that make them possible', a seminar that will focus on 5 emerging trends in the personal care industry with supporting market data and a breakdown of the ingredients that can be used. Tattoo care is one of the 5 trends that will be explored.


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