Sustainability, Brexit and artificial intelligence (AI) are set to be a central focus at in-cosmetics Global 2017. Taking place from 4 to 6 April at London’s ExCeL, in the UK, the event will feature 800 leading and niche suppliers showcasing their products.
As brands look to tempt consumers with the most innovative, on-trend products, in-cosmetics Global will provide a fantastic opportunity for R&D professionals to source and learn about new ingredients, formulations and the latest consumer trends.
Visitors will find two new topical features – the Sustainability Corner and Makeup Bar –which will run alongside more than 100 hours of trends-led sessions, all of which are free to attend.
Manufacturers, and R&D and regulatory professionals in the cosmetics and personal care industry are increasingly focussing on sustainability. Water, waste and emissions management, environmental responsibility and sustainable forest management have dominated the headlines in recent times, generating concern for consumers and governments across the globe. As part of an industry wide effort, beauty brands and their suppliers are now investing heavily to develop more sustainable formulations and manufacturing processes.
A selection of environmental and social initiatives will be on display in the Sustainability Corner at in-cosmetics Global 2017. The aim of this initiative is to highlight how the beauty industry is moving beyond compliance and paving the way towards a fundamentally more sustainable business model.
Sponsored by Solvay, the Sustainability Corner will house more than 15 pods, each displaying a sustainable product or project that aims to make a tangible difference to the environment or society. Companies including BASF, Clariant, DSM Nutritional Products, Earthoil Plantations and Kolb will highlight their efforts and give R&D visitors the chance to learn how to use sustainability to drive innovation within their own companies.
The Makeup Bar, which is sponsored by BASF, will feature the latest innovations from across the globe. Brenntag, Codif, Daito Kasei, DSM Nutritional Products, Induchem, JRS, Lubrizol, Nikko Chemicals, Sensient, Stearinerie Dubois, Sun Chemical and Worlée Chemie have already confirmed their participation in this initiative. The Makeup Bar has been designed for exhibitors to demonstrate their expertise, enabling visitors to identify innovative pigments and technologies that will deliver trend-setting colour cosmetics.
Cathy Laporte, exhibition director of in-cosmetics Global, comments: ‘We will offer a wide view of the cosmetics industry, focusing on the growth areas that offer huge opportunities. The most influential global speakers will lead the conversation around the future of the beauty industry.’
Novel ingredients launched within six months of the show opening will be presented at the Innovation Zone. As one of the most popular areas of the show, industry professionals are invited to touch, smell and feel the products during a series of live demonstrations.
Due to high demand, the exclusive Formulation Lab will return this year. As a purpose-built laboratory, sessions are designed to provide R&D and lab professionals with hands-on experience of how to formulate with the latest ingredients. The Formulation Lab continues to deliver invaluable and practical insights into formulation training. Evonik, Lonza, Nikko, Dr. Straetmans and Symrise are among 14 suppliers already confirmed to take to the stage.
During the last five years, the cosmetics industry has witnessed far reaching changes. Fresh trends and challenges are appearing. These include the growing influence of digital beauty and wearables, Brexit, the sustainability debate, and ethical developments such as halal’s influence across fragrances and cosmetics ingredients. These trends will be covered in detail during the education programme.
Anastasia Georgievskaya, co-founder and research scientist at Youth Laboratories, will present a session on using AI to enable consumers to look younger. Youth Laboratories develops tools to study ageing and discover effective anti-ageing interventions using advances in AI.
In-cosmetics Global will also offer workshops, technical seminars and marketing trends presentations. Visit www.in-cosmetics.com/education to learn more about what is scheduled for the duration of the exhibition.
Cosmetics manufacturers are also invited to attend the highly anticipated in-cosmetics Global awards ceremony on 5 April. These awards recognise suppliers developing the most innovative functional and active ingredients.
As part of the ceremony, the Green Ingredient Awards, run in association with Organic Monitor, will return to honour a raw material or ingredient that has made a significant or social difference in sustainability for the cosmetics industry.
The Sensory Awards will also return, celebrating the most innovative developments in sensory and texture, and a Makeup Award will be presented for the first time.
Expert judges will review all the entries and present the most innovative suppliers with their prizes at the show.
Visit www.in-cosmetics.com/global to learn more about this leading personal care exhibition. You can also register online to attend the event by clicking on the Register to attend tab.