Reed organizers note that the cosmetics and personal care industry has faced a tumultuous 24 months, with significant disruption globally. However, demonstrating the industry’s resilience, many cosmetics and personal care brands have found a new way to thrive in the “new normal”, prioritizing production lines that need it most, such as hand sanitizers and surface cleaning formulas. Today, as society reopens, brands are reassessing the industry landscape, embracing the trends that have accelerated while evaluating those that have gained traction.
More than 400 personal care ingredient suppliers are among those confirmed to exhibit in Paris in April. When attendees tire of walking the aisles of the exhibit, they will have plenty of opportunities to slow down and learn from presenters who are experts in their field.
“After three years of virtual In-Cosmetics events in Europe, we are delighted to return to Paris to reconnect the industry face-to-face,” said Roziana Zulkifli, Director of Events, In-Cosmetics Global, “Over the The past few years have seen a growing appetite for in-person networking and collaboration, which is why this year we are putting a strong focus on providing a safe and secure environment for the industry to do business. This includes three days of in-person research and networking and, for the first time in the history of the show, a follow-up virtual event that will expand opportunities for collaboration and learning. We are counting the days, we look forward to a triumphant return to Paris and are delighted to welcome the industry that will join us.
Test and try new products
Helping cosmetic formulators and R&D specialists discover the latest ingredient launches to transform new product development, the show’s popular product areas will also return at a critical time. The Innovation Zone will profile raw materials that have come to market in the last six months. Sponsored by Ashland, the zone will highlight a variety of materials available to give new finished products an innovative edge.
Elsewhere on the show, the In-Cosmetics Sensory Bar will present new and invigorating sensations whether evocative perfumes , opulent flavors or transforming textures. The Make-Up Bar will inspire the next generation of color cosmetics, showcasing innovative pigments and technologies available to enhance product shades and tints. Finally, the Sustainability Corner, sponsored by AAK, will promote the latest sustainable raw materials and advancements helping cosmetic and personal care brands achieve their sustainability goals.
In addition, additional dedicated areas at the show will bring together suppliers from the same sector or the same geographical area. Demonstrating specialist sector knowledge, the Fragrance Zone will host the main perfume suppliers. It will contain the aromatic components needed to enhance personal care formulations.
For attendees looking for the equipment needed to bring new product developments to life, the lab area will provide attendees with first-hand insight into the latest trends in lab equipment. While the Testing and Regulatory area, offers laboratory equipment specialists the opportunity to offer a deep dive into the latest trends from vendors including PhD Trials Coptis Software Solutions.
Brands and ingredients will also be on display depending on the location. The event’s nine country pavilions will capture trends and innovations showcased by suppliers from France, the UK, South Korea, Brazil, Spain, South Africa, Colombia, Peru and from Tunisia.
Further opportunities to experience the latest products and meet established and new brands will come in the form of trade show tours and trails. Available in an all-new digital format, industry experts will help attendees navigate the event by topic in dedicated R&D tours, while the all-new independent trial will provide on-site visitors with details of exhibitors who provide ingredients and support a small production in partnership with Formula Botanica. Designed to help independent brands connect with the suppliers best suited to their scale of production, it will promote efficiency by ensuring that every attendee can get the most out of their time in Paris this spring.
Inspiring Trends: An Opportunity to Learn and Challenge
The In-Cosmetics Global conference program will offer technical insights and information on the latest market trends. From the focus on sustainable beauty in the Sustainability Corner to exclusive presentations from raw material suppliers in the Technical Seminars, a comprehensive program of in-person sessions will offer a comprehensive overview of the latest trends backed by scientific evidence. A full schedule of topics and speakers is available on the In-Cosmetics Global website.
Bringing together talented formulators and R&D specialists, the Formulation Lab will again offer carefully curated sessions to help attendees learn new formulation technologies. Sponsored by Brenntag, the sessions are open exclusively to R&D professionals from cosmetics manufacturers or contract manufacturers.
A new hybrid approach
Following feedback from attendees at In-Cosmetics events held online over the past 24 months, In-Cosmetics Global will take a hybrid approach to learning and sourcing this year with a combination of in-person and digital opportunities. Designed to complement the in-person experience, the virtual event will allow attendees to continue the conversation and catch up on seminar sessions missed at the show.
This means that after three days of in-person innovation, In-Cosmetics Global will open its virtual doors April 11-22. Here, attendees can experience the digital equivalents of some features of the show in person. Additionally, all new learning opportunities through the event’s Marketing Trends seminar program will provide attendees with access to the latest industry trends, facts, figures, market analysis and research data.