With 505 exhibitors and more than 19,000 attendees, the 2009 edition of Beyond Beauty (September 13–15) reported a 4% increase in visitors. The Cosmeeting segment of the show featured 190 exhibitors, 35% of which were there for the first time. In the “Natural & Bio” zone, developments in natural and organic products were explored, while more than 230 suppliers showcased technological advances and innovations in the “Creative” section. The Beauty Challenger Awards recognized promising brands. Chosen by a jury of international buyers: Absolution (Special Jury Prize), Fleurs de Bach (Niche Brand Prize), 66º30 (Emerging Brand Prize) and AÏNY (Certified Organic Brand Prize).
Also at the show, the European Spa Exhibition and Summit featured 85 exhibitors—including Clarins, Carita, Decléor, Sothys and Nuxe.
In 2010, the dates for the event are: September 13-15, Cosmeeting and Creative; European Spa Exhibition & Summit, September 12-14.