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in-cosmetics Asia 2023 to Focus on Conscious Beauty, Sustainability & Hair Care

Published on 2023-10-25. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Cosmetics    Skin Care    Hair Care     in-cosmetics   

in-cosmetics Asia 2023 to Focus on Conscious Beauty, Sustainability & Hair CareAttendees joining in-cosmetics Asia 2023 – the unmissable event where personal care product creators and ingredient suppliers come together – will see a strong emphasis placed on the key factors driving industry change this year.

Global and regional exports will dive into the most prominent trends, such as sustainable ‘conscious’ beauty, and hair care, while initiatives that encompass the growing influence that indie brands and the Indian market are having on the global market will also be put in the spotlight.

This November, visitors will see a string of new innovative and captivating initiatives that address current and emerging trends, with three days of networking and unmissable opportunities to showcase new ingredients, formulations, products, and technologies within the international cosmetics and personal care ingredients industry.

New and Improved for 2023

Taking place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre: BITEC from 7-9 November 2023, more than 500 leading suppliers and specialists will showcase over 1,100 ingredients. 28% of this year’s exhibitors are new at in-cosmetics Asia, demonstrating that attendees will undoubtedly find a host of exciting new suppliers at the event. They will also have the chance to discuss, formulate, and discover the latest innovations for new product development as the industry transforms in line with the next big trends.

Sustainability and ‘conscious’ beauty continue to prove popular among consumers. In fact, the APAC region contributed significantly to this growth. According to the GlobalData Consumer Survey Q3, over a third (39%) of consumers in the APAC region proactively sought products that contained only natural ingredients. This year’s event will spotlight sustainable, eco-conscious products and practices that are creating a pathway for industry change.

The Spotlight On Sustainable, Conscious Beauty product showcase will help companies and suppliers tackle their sustainability challenges, from uncertainties around incorporating certain ingredients and best practices, to efficacy and marketing challenges. Visitors will also be presented with opportunities to seek new and fresh ideas on formulating environmentally friendly ingredients and launch a brand-new cosmetic line.

The Spotlight On Seminars will deliver comprehensive technical insights from the likes of Soho Aneco Chemicals Co., Ltd, Ashland Singapore Pte Ltd, KyungHee University, Hi-Q Marine Biotech International Ltd., and Shanghai Coachchem Technology Co., Ltd.

Hair care will also be a key focus, following recent studies by Covalo showing that haircare was the most popular category in the region in 2022, with 55% of APAC professionals searching for relevant applications and active ingredients, compared to just 36% worldwide. As such, scalp care and follicle care will be honed in on in the Spotlight On product showcase, Love is in the Hair, offering visitors the opportunity to enhance their haircare projects and learn more about the issues and opportunities within the sector.

A Hub for Indie Brands

While in-cosmetics Asia is well-known for the number of large, global beauty brands it attracts, attendees from SMEs make up over half of the visitors to the event.

As such, this year will see a dedicated focus on independent, trailblazing companies making a mark on the industry. The Indie Trail is designed to help smaller brands identify exhibitors that can fulfill small ingredient orders and put them in front of the opportunities that have the potential to transform their business. Almost 30% of the exhibitors at the show this year can cater to small orders, some of which include Croda, Greenphyt, Lipotrue, Lubrizol, Provital, and Rahn.

India: A Country of Colors, Cultures, and Contrasts

According to Euromonitor International, India now ranks as the world’s 8th largest beauty and personal care market in the world, just after France, with a total value of $15 billion and a growing rate of 10% annually. The consultancy predicts cosmetics and skincare will help double this by 2030. Against this backdrop, in-cosmetics Asia will explore what the country has to offer.

As part of the India Country Focus, visitors will find a targeted trail around the event signposting Indian exhibitors, with the likes of Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., Keva Fragrance Industries PTE. Ltd., Trishveda Naturals Pvt. Ltd set to take part. The program will also provide attendees with updates on the raw materials presented by Indian suppliers, a series of presentations centered on the Indian cosmetic market, and a full editorial program about the Indian personal care market.

Industry Hot Topics

Seizing the spotlight by championing industry hot topics, in-cosmetics Asia will welcome experts and forward-thinking companies from up-and-coming independent brands, as well as returning exhibitors, for a comprehensive, specially curated program of speaker panels, live demonstrations, and seminars in authentic laboratory settings.

Among the exhibitors demonstrating sustainable practices within product formulation, LUXON - a global supplier of innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry from South Korea - will showcase its new products EMBO SILICA and ELASTA HSP101 which have been created using a wet coating manufacturing method. Specializing in the powder market for nearly two decades, LUXON will demonstrate its expertise in surface-treated technology.

BIOCHEMPRO, also from South Korea, will offer visitors insights into its cosmeceutical ingredients product range, including highly active ingredients for skin lightening, anti-wrinkle, anti-acne, and moisturizing, as well as specialty products such as ready-to-use for unique performances. Building on its reputation and technical services as a solution provider for cosmetics, the manufacturer is looking to expand its network in the APAC region.

Visitors on the hunt for raw materials and ingredients are encouraged to visit Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., one of the leading players in the world of surfactants and specialty care ingredients. Manufacturing over 200 products that cater to more than 1,750 customers in 115 countries, the company is set to showcase the latest innovative product offerings on its stand, comprising anionic, cationic, amphoteric, and mild surfactants, as well as preservatives, foam and viscosity boosters, plus functional actives, pearlizers, syndets, and transparent bathing bar formulations. The company will also be featured in the Innovation Zone, Spotlight On, and hosting a session on Multi-functional, effortless, optimized preservative solution for your products in the Technical Seminar theatre.

Elsewhere, GeTeCe, a distributor in Thailand with over 45 years of experience in chemical raw materials and fragrance, will present its innovations that align with futuristic trends through a sensory experience, whilst Skinobs, the French testing platform with more than 400 testing facilities for hair, skin, and nails, will be hosting in vivo and in vitro tests at-show to evaluate barrier functions.

Scientific Discoveries, Zone by Zone

This year’s event will see the return of several familiar themes carefully curated to reflect the industry as it stands today, including the Innovation Zone, Formulation Lab, Technical Seminars, and Marketing Trends and Regulation sessions.

The ever-popular Innovation Zone, sponsored by Mibelle Biochemistry Group, keeps visitors up to date with the latest ingredients, formulations, and technologies shaping the future of ingredient and cosmetic innovation.

Over 90 new and recently launched personal care ingredients will be showcased in the Zone, which will be divided into two streams: functional and active ingredients. Headlining will be the latest launches from Clariant Singapore Pte Ltd, Evonik (Thailand) Ltd. , Gattefossé, Lipoid Kosmetik AG, Provital S. A., SEIWA KASEI, TriBeaute Inc., and more. All ingredients in the Innovation Zone will be entered into the prestigious in-cosmetics Asia Awards that will take place on Wednesday, 8 November.

The hands-on Formulation Lab will allow attendees to participate in real-life workshops and learn about the science behind creating products. Leading ingredient suppliers including Ashland, Kobo Products, Nikko Chemicals, and IOI Oleo GmbH will demonstrate and educate cosmetic scientists on how to perfect their formulation methods and techniques in a real lab setting. Each one-hour session will delve into the theory and practical demonstration ensuring visitors leave equipped with genuine formulation know-how.

Among the specialists delivering practical sessions will be Haruna Sawaguchi of Nikko Chemicals who will demonstrate a low-viscosity, highly waterproof, milk-type sunscreen that only uses UV shields. Gaëlle Coestesquis, APAC Formulation manager at IFF – Lucas Meyer Cosmetics will help visitors create their own customizable liposomes using Pro-Lipo ™ Neo and common lab equipment. Meanwhile, Dr Oliver Hofmann, in-cosmetics Asia’s Official Technical advisor and Technical director at Shieling Laboratories, will highlight how attendees can produce creative, high-quality formulations at a low cost. For confidentiality reasons, Formulation Lab sessions are open exclusively to formulators and R&D staff working for cosmetic and contract manufacturers, private labels, and indie brands, and it is advised to book in advance.

Across the show floor, the Technical Seminars offer a technical overview of key personal care ingredients from industry suppliers. Ivan Marcos, sales manager – APAC at LipoTrue, will hold a session on ‘How to enhance your V-neckline beauty,’ while Stefan Hettwer, senior R&D manager Skin Care Cosmetic Actives at RAHN AG, will delve into active ingredients to improve self-esteem through enhancing delicate cosmetic conditions in the hair and skin. Other sessions will be led by Lipoid Kosmetik AG, Cargill Beauty APAC, Chemyunion, and more.

The cosmetics industry is increasingly leveraging digital platforms to gather insights around influencer marketing, social media engagement, and e-commerce strategies, as well as using technology to create personalized consumer experiences. The Marketing Trends and Regulations area is the one place to hear about the latest cosmetic industry marketing intelligence, trends, and regulations on a first come, first served basis.

A prominent trend sweeping the industry is centered around wellness and self-care, with brands keen to align by promoting products as part of holistic well-being. Mintel will delve into Thai beauty trends exploring the transformations in consumer lifestyles, how the meaning of ‘beauty’ is evolving, and the growing significance of self-care. In addition, as sustainability and clean beauty gain traction, some sessions will revolve around how cosmetic brands can effectively communicate their eco-friendly and ethical practices to consumers, incorporating sustainability as a core part of their brand identity.

Euromonitor International will host a session titled ‘conscious consumerism and the pursuit of sustainable beauty’ that will emphasize the lifecycle for innovative product development and the implementation of circular solutions. Representatives from CNCIC Compliance, CosmeticsDesign – Asia, Potion Inc., Fashion Snoops, and more will also take to the stage to cover topics ranging from premiumization to hybrid skin care.

An Occasion to Remember

The in-cosmetics Asia Awards will provide a platform to celebrate scientific excellence, as well as to recognize and honor the advancements and innovations – from researchers, formulators, scientists, and companies – that are pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and technological innovation in the global cosmetics and personal care industry. Taking place on Wednesday, 8 November, the awards will see visitors unite for refreshments and celebration.

Sarah Gibson, Event director at in-cosmetics Asia, said, “Seeing the industry join forces amidst a wave of cosmetic developments and trends is what we’re most looking forward to this year. The future of the cosmetic and personal care sector lies in the hands of our exhibitors, and we’re thrilled to host and reunite everyone for another year of celebrating both success and progress in sustainable beauty within the APAC region.”

in-cosmetics Asia will take place from 7-9 November 2023 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information and to register to attend.

Source: in-cosmetics

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