Unlocking the beauty of tomorrow: in-cosmetics Global reveals plans for its return to Paris

Unlocking the beauty of tomorrow: in-cosmetics Global reveals plans for its return to Paris

in-cosmetics Global, the leading global event for personal care ingredients, will make its grand return to France from 16-18 April 2024, promising to be one of the most impressive shows yet. The exhibition, taking place at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, will welcome over 12,500 attendees from across the world, offering unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge product showcases, and speaker sessions that will shape the future of the industry and unlock the beauty trends of tomorrow.

Each year, the highly anticipated event celebrates the crème de la crème of cosmetic science and enables the personal care ingredient community to collaborate, network, learn, and inspire in one central place. The 2024 edition will once again welcome more than 900 leading personal care ingredient suppliers, including notable industry players BASF, Lubrizol, Ashland, Symrise, Provital, Vytrus, and headline sponsor, KSM.

Among the key exhibitors bringing their expertise to the forefront will be first-time exhibitors and niche suppliers looking to expand their reach and networks, including Biocogent LLC, CPC Scientific, Exolab Italia, The Regulatory Company, and more.

An array of country-specific pavilions will also be at the event, which serve as dedicated spaces that unite suppliers offering diverse products but share a common geographical origin. This year, attendees can expect to meet a host of suppliers from France, UK, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Peru, and China.

Parisian panache

Holding the crown as the world’s beauty capital, France has long been synonymous with elegance, innovation, and quality. Returning to the City of Lights, in-cosmetics Global 2024 will focus on native suppliers and companies to explore the country’s strong influence on the market.

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with over 150 French exhibitors, discover exclusive product launches, and gain insights into the cultural customs shaping beauty. Among those showcasing their innovations and savoir-faire will be manufacturer, Givaudan, which will exhibit a selection of its most innovative new releases including its B-Lightyl™ dark spot eraser crafted by marine biotechnology, Chronoglow™, its active ingredient powered by artificial intelligence to mimic botanical epigenetic mechanisms, and Mangixyl™, a microbiome-friendly ingredient that targets oily skin through sebum regulation.

Greentech S.A. will also showcase its ACNILYS® oily skin and microbiota regulator and HEBELYS®, an advanced biotechnological active ingredient designed to address the skin and emotional needs of women over the age of 50.

Imerys Talc Europe, COSMOLIFE, Lavollée SA, and Stepan Europe will be just some of the other native companies uniting in Paris to highlight France’s pivotal role in shaping the cosmetics landscape.

Innovating tomorrow’s beauty, today

At the heart of the beauty industry lies scientific excellence and innovation, which is where in-cosmetics Global is strategically positioned to serve as a focal point for those within the sector to stay ahead of the game. The 2024 edition will once again be a hub for knowledge exchange and innovation, welcoming attendees to the Innovation Zone, Technical Seminars, Formulation Lab®, R&D Tours, and the Testing, Regulation & Lab Zone.

Over 150 new and recently launched personal care ingredients from every corner of the globe will be launched at the Innovation Zone, specifically curated to enable cosmetic scientists and R&D professionals to identify new active and functional ingredients that will inspire future formulations. All ingredients displayed in this Zone are entered into the prestigious Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Awards, moderated by an expert-led panel, and announced at the awards ceremony. Entry submissions to the Zone close on 27 February 2024.

The show’s immensely popular Technical Seminars are designed to offer in-depth insights into the latest personal care technologies and their specifications. As the name suggests, the Seminars place strong emphasis on technological and scientific evidence, ensuring attendees leave with a solid and substantiated knowledge base gleaned from some of the best ingredient suppliers in the industry. Over 90 seminars will be held over the three days across three theatres and operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Formulation Lab® sessions offer hands-on, interactive experiences in formulation techniques and practices, specifically tailored for research and development (R&D) and lab staff from cosmetic and contract manufacturers, private labels, and indie brands. Pre-registration is required to join its sessions, such as ‘Bare skin therapy – formulate this sustainable cream with us’ delivered by sponsor, Brenntag GmbH’s Lena Hansen, Innovation and Application Specialist – Beauty and Personal Care EMEA and ‘How to easily enhance a minimalist formula?’ with Lucas Meyer Cosmetics. Sessions at this year’s event will also be delivered by Univar Solutions, IOI Oleo GmbH, Nouryon, Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation, and others.

The expert-guided R&D Tours, sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry, Probiotical, and Symrise, will take participants to selected exhibitor stands relevant to the tour’s theme, offering firsthand exposure to innovations and trends shaping the cosmetics landscape.

Other Zones located across the show floor include the Fragrance Zone, which will welcome prestigious fragrance houses, producers, and distributors of extracts and ingredients. The Testing, Regulation & Lab Zone, in partnership with Skinobs, will offer innovative solutions to ensure the safety, stability, and shelf-life of products. The adjoining Boost Your Test area, providing in-vitro, in-vivo, and device cosmetic testing, will also welcome attendees to submit interactive, educational materials that captivate and educate.

Even greener practices

With its unwavering commitment to sustainability, the show will focus on championing a more eco-conscious industry by providing a pivotal platform for driving positive change. Following the resounding success of last year, the Sustainability Zone, in partnership with The Green Chemist Consultancy, promises to help and inspire suppliers and manufacturers on their journey towards becoming more sustainable.

New for this year will be the Sustainability Zone Forum, a one-day programme that delves deeper into practices that companies are employing throughout the lifecycle of cosmetic products, as well as the interconnection with various stakeholders engaged in the entire value chain. From carbon neutrality, circular/closed loop production, and the use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to regulatory updates and life cycle assessments (LCAs), the Forum will host leaders in this space who will share and discuss new advancements that can help achieve sustainability improvements and minimize environmental impact.

Offshoot features include the Sustainability Display and Presentation Theatre, sponsored by AAK, and the Sustainability Pavilion, powered by Farmforce.

Trends of tomorrow

The Marketing Trends Theatre will invite personal care professionals and enthusiasts to delve into a world of market-leading presentations and panel discussions on the latest trends, breakthroughs, and regulations shaping the industry.

The carefully curated collection of sessions will unlock the future of beauty and provide a holistic view of the market. Discussions will cover the latest trends in the field of psychodermatology, which recognises the intricate link between our mental well-being and the health of our skin and hair, as well as next-gen beauty tech, hyper-personalisation, and the omnichannel journey. Further sessions will cover circular beauty, beauty sleep and circadian rhythm skincare, male grooming trends, and more.

Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director, in-cosmetics Global, said: “With France’s flair and influence on the global industry, the 2024 edition will be a pivotal moment for the beauty community to take note of the cutting-edge trends and foster direct connections with the very experts shaping the future of personal care ingredients.

“The event will not only celebrate the very best in cosmetic science, but also serve as a centralised place for the community to collaborate, network, learn, and inspire. We look forward to unveiling the full event programme soon, and once again, providing a platform for the sector to unite with the heart of Paris serving as the very fitting backdrop.”

in-cosmetics Global, powered by KSM, returns from 16-18 April 2024 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris. For more information and to register to attend, click here

For more information on this year’s exhibitors, visit the Exhibitor Directory


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