Each year, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees travel to Suppliers' Day at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, New Jersey to explore the science of cosmetic design. On May 14th and 15th, the 2013 edition, organized by the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, drew exhibitors and attendees from more than 40 countries and showcased the latest technology, ingredients, and delivery systems for the Personal Care and Cosmetic Industry, and provided insight into sweeping trends that continue to impact the market. This year, 658 exhibitors, and 7,000 attendees throughout the two-day show, contributed to the success of the annual event. Among the wide-ranging selection of novel ingredients and technologies, from natural, functional oils and waxes, to specialty surfactants, and high power botanical superfruits, this year's Suppliers' Day overflowed with options. However, several dominant themes emerged at the show. These offered a clearer vision of aesthetics, an emphasis on sensory qualities, and a rigorous commitment to sustainability. Keeping consumer preference top of mind, the majority of supplier exhibitors know unequivocally that products that find their way to the sheves and ultimately into customers' hands, will need to perform, and to perform with sensitivity, efficacy, and refinement.