And with global expenditure on research and development reaching almost $1.7 trillion, according to UNESCO Institute of Statistics. this year’s In-Cosmetics Global will home in on R&D to ensure cosmetics scientists, chemists and dermatologists are supported as they embark on this new age of innovation.
What’s New for 2018
Following the huge success of the Focus on Marketing: The Story Behind The Science tours at In-Cosmetics North America 2017, the organizers of In-Cosmetics Global have announced the launch of new R&D-focused tours that will run in Amsterdam.
Exclusively for R&D professionals and sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry and Novacap, a series of silent tours will zero in on two of the industry major trends – Biotechnology Actives and The Future of Anti-Aging, led by technical consultant and cosmetic chemist Rouah Al-Wakeel.
In another new initiative for 2018, In-Cosmetics Global will hold a half-day Regulatory Conference in partnership with Conusbat and sponsored by ITHOS Global on 16 April at 2pm. The conference will provide tailored content on cosmetics frameworks and regulatory and testing modules in the European Union, United States of America, China and the rest of the world. Delegates are also invited to network at a drinks reception and take part in one-to-one ‘speed meetings’ with the experts.
Cosmetics giants will also go head-to-head in the hotly-anticipated Formulation Challenge, which will hit In-Cosmetics Global for the first time this April. Sponsored by Croda, six leading manufacturers will be tasked with creating an innovative formulation from a box of mystery raw materials in just 90 minutes.
The Secret to Winning Formulations
Since its launch, the In-Cosmetics Formulation Lab has become renowned across the world as a unique opportunity to learn from top suppliers about how to maximise the potential of their ingredients.
Taking place in a purpose-built lab, the interactive sessions bring together the industry’s most highly skilled experts to deliver a series of hands-on demonstrations. The three-day programme, sponsored by Brenntag, will feature practical presentations from The Institute of Personal Care Science, as well as the world’s most innovative suppliers includingBASF, Kobo, Cosphatec, and Ashland.
The In-Cosmetics Innovation Zone will return to the 2018 event, providing a launchpad for more than 100 state-of-the-art concepts. The ever-popular area allows time-poor R&D scouts to find the latest ingredients all in one place, mitigating the need to scour the show floor. Mintel will also host a series of live demonstrations, presenting market-leading finished products alongside key insights into the trends that inspired them.
The Make-Up Bar will demonstrate the latest innovations in pigments and technology, with visitors able to touch and experiment with the ingredients on display. Exhibitors will demonstrate their expertise and help cosmetics manufacturers identifyeye, skin, nail and lip make-up formulations to deliver captivating and trend-setting colour cosmetics products.Product developers, formulation experts and marketing professionals are also invited to experience unusual textures and sensations first-hand at the Sensory Bar.
To support personal care manufacturers in adopting more environmentally-friendly practices, the In-Cosmetics Sustainability Corner will return to the Global event to showcase a selection of environmental and social initiatives. The area will also highlight how the beauty industry is moving beyond compliance and paving the way towards a more sustainable business model.
Insights from Industry Leaders
Education is at the heart of in-cosmetics Global and the world-renowned Marketing and Technical Seminars Theatres will deliver hot-off-the-press consumer trends, analysis and research data, as well as information on the latest relevant regulatory changes.
Topics will be diverse but of-the-minute, with representatives from the top market analysts, including Euromonitor, PeclersParis, GlobalData and Mintel, sharing the latest data and insights into the hottest industry trends from DIY beauty to athleisure.
In the Technical Seminars Theatre, sponsored by Givaudan, suppliers of the world’s most technologically advanced ingredients, including Evonik, AkzoNobel and Lipotrue, will share the science behind each innovation and how to make the most out of these concepts to create products consumers will love.
Meanwhile, the in-cosmetics Global Workshop programme will enable participants to stay ahead of industry issues. Speakers will present crucial scientific and regulatory updates such as what’s new in the field of protecting the skin against the radiation of the electromagnetic spectrum and new avenues of research into the skin microbiome.
More than 700 suppliers will be present at the RAI, armed with their latest innovations and representing more than 100 countries. Dedicated regional pavilions, including Brazil and South Korea, will sit on the show floor.
The world’s leading suppliers of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing and regulatory solutions, including Kobo Products, Chemyunion, Gattefossé and Ashland, will sit side by side with smaller start-ups and brand new exhibitors such as Fufeng Group – a specialist in the research, production and management of various amino acids and their derivatives.
After Party and Awards
Industry professionals are also invited to the in-cosmetics Global After Party on 17 April, which is new for 2018. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, food, drink and entertainment, as well as celebrating the achievements of the in-cosmetics Global Award winners.
Speaking ahead of the 2018 event, Roziani Zulkifli, Exhibition Manager, commented: “Amsterdam is a central hub of business in Europe, easily accessed by international suppliers and manufacturers – from the USA to the Middle East – which is why we’ve decided to return after ten years. We’re thrilled to be introducing our exciting new elements, which have all been imagined to further inform and inspire our visiting cosmetics manufacturers and we look forward to welcoming them all in April.”
In-Cosmetics Global will take place at RAI Amsterdam, April 17-19, 2018. For more information and to register for the show please visit http://www.in-cosmetics.com/.