in-cosmetics Asia returns to Bangkok to deliver fresh look at market trends and ingredient innovations

in-cosmetics Asia returns to Bangkok to deliver fresh look at market trends and ingredient innovations

Registration is now open for in-cosmetics Asia – the leading event in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region for personal care ingredients. More than 400 exhibitors are anticipated to join the line-up, with more than 9,000 attendees expected to head to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 1-3 November 2022, making this year’s event one of the most eagerly anticipated yet.

Widely recognised for its thriving personal care and cosmetics market, the APAC region remains the largest in the beauty and personal care sector, accounting for 36% of the global market. It has long represented the epicentre of innovation, spearheading some of the world’s biggest beauty trends thanks to its innovative approach to new products and ingredients. Helping to put this innovation under the spotlight, in-cosmetics Asia will provide a platform to connect the regional and global personal care community with a host of comprehensive and cost-effective business and networking opportunities.

New exhibitors demonstrate fresh approaches to beauty

Among the new exhibitors heading to Bangkok from 1-3 November, will be Singapore-based Sequential Skin – a biotech start-up and creators of the world’s first at-home microbiome skin test. The skin patch testing kits use gene sequencing technology to assess overall skin health, considering genetic predisposition and a person’s current skin microbiome.

Technology will also be at the forefront on the Cellicon Lab stand. The Korean bio-venture company specialises in dermal delivery technology of topical therapeutics. Its revolutionary peptide technology, PermeaCell, is designed to penetrate the stratum corneum (SC) by intercellular and the epidermis by cell-to-cell transmission.

Hailing from Malaysia, Sime Darby Oils Nutrition – the world’s largest producer of certified sustainable palm oil – will be on hand to offer insights into sustainable practices in the palm oil sector and its approach to palm oil production, which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Meanwhile, Thailand’s Thai Flavour and Fragrance (TFF) will showcase its extensive portfolio of personal care and fine fragrances; and India’s AVT Natural, a leading manufacturer of plant-based extracts and natural ingredient solutions, will demonstrate how brands can respond to calls for cleaner alternatives in cosmetics and personal care products.

Putting the hottest new ingredients under the spotlight

With such an array of new companies joining the line-up, the show’s popular Innovation Zone will once again provide an invaluable snapshot of some of the most innovative new ingredients and formulations to hit the market. Sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry, the Innovation Zone will feature dedicated areas for active and functional ingredients, showcasing ingredients from Croda, Ichimaru Pharcos and Chemyunion and more, while further facilitating sourcing opportunities for attendees.

Furthermore, this year’s Spotlight On dedicated product display will focus on three developing sectors:  Fragrance, Healthy Skin and Make Up. Attendees can discover an extensive range of formulated ingredients relating to these popular product categories, with exhibitors including Cargill, Givaudan and DSM confirmed to offer attendees a hands-on, live sensory experience.

A packed schedule of market insights and learning opportunities

With thousands of personal care professionals including R&D specialists, formulators, chemists, marketers and indie brand owners in attendance, the 13th edition of in-cosmetics Asia will also deliver unrivalled educational opportunities.

The comprehensive Marketing Trends & Regulations programme will define industry trends for professionals from across the new product development process. Confirmed topics include Ageless beauty and the evolution of anti-ageing to embracing ageing by S&J International Enterprises; Conquering beauty e-commerce: innovation and reinvention by Azarine Cosmetic; Disrupting the Beauty Landscape – the role of Gen Z and Millennials by Flying Fish Lab; and Beauty from within: Nootropics and Nutricosmetics by Global Data.

Attendees can also hear directly from ingredient suppliers during a series of Technical Seminars that will inspire new product formulations. Brands confirmed to speak during this year’s programme include Bloomage Biotechnology, Clariant, Kumar Organic Products, Lipoid Kosmetik, LipoTrue and Mibelle Biochemistry.

The popular Formulation Lab will also return, providing invaluable opportunities for formulators and R&D specialists to learn about new ingredients and formulation techniques. Registration for this year’s daily interactive live training sessions will open soon for current and emerging formulators, delivered by suppliers such as Gattefossé, Nikko Chemicals and Hallstar Beauty.

New for 2022, the Formulation Lab will also host an exclusive masterclass led by in-cosmetics Asia’s new Technical Advisor, Oliver Hofmann. The session will focus on solid cosmetics and waterless formulations, as Oliver explores the issues facing formulators as brands look to remove plastics and respond to increased demands for ‘waterless’ or ‘solid’ cosmetics. Attendees will also get the chance to see these new techniques in action when Oliver formulates a solid sugar scrub in which the exfoliant is suspended in a mixture of oils and waxes.

Register today and receive an exclusive industry report

Exclusive for 2022, attendees who pre-register for this year’s event will receive an exclusive in-cosmetics Asia 21-page industry report. With insights from The Kline Group and Gentleman Marketing Agency along with references to research by McKinsey and Company, Euromonitor and more, ‘The Changing Face of the APAC Cosmetics Industry’ report explores the impact of the pandemic on the APAC personal care and cosmetics market. It covers how the pandemic has spurred local growth, the sectors celebrating a revival in popularity and the next chapter of product trends. Register today to receive your complimentary copy.

in-cosmetics Asia will take place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Asia’s premier exhibition and convention centre from 1-3 November 2022. Registration is now open. For more information, please visit the website


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