By geltor / May 19, 2018 / Press

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 18, 2018 – Geltor Inc., the ingredient design company, was named the winner of the 2018 CEW Beauty “Innovation of the Year” Award. The CEW Beauty Awards are the industry’s highest honor and have elevated the most innovative products for more than 20 years. Geltor was selected as the winner from a group of 6 semi-finalists, including BASF Corp, Clariant, and Stepan Company.

Geltor combines computation, biology, and materials science to design superior ingredients for consumer product companies. N-CollageTM, the company’s first commercially available product, is an animal-free collagen ingredient optimized for skincare applications.

“We are delighted to have Geltor’s first product recognized by the premier coalition of beauty industry leaders,” said Alex Lorestani, CEO of Geltor, Inc. “N-Collage being the ‘Innovation of the Year’ in a highly competitive field validates the power of our ingredient design platform. We are excited to empower our customers to build iconic beauty products for customers seeking performance and sustainability.”

Soojin Choung, Geltor’s Director of Cosmetics and Personal Care, accepted the Innovation of the Year award at the New York Hilton Midtown in front of more than 1,200 beauty industry executives. Geltor will be featured in The New York Times Sunday Styles Section on May 27 as a CEW Beauty Award winner.

About Geltor, Inc.
Geltor, Inc. designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. It’s first products are collagen protein ingredients optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit

Alexander Lorestani, PhD

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