According to event organizers, more than 9,400 unique visitors from around the globe visited in-cosmetics 2013—a 20% increase on the previous record for visitor numbers. Sixty percent of those attendees traveled to Paris from outside France to discover new ingredients, formulations and an extensive educational program. More than 650 exhibitors packed the show floor, including more than 100 companies who had never been to an in-cosmetics event before.
Chosen to tie in with 2013’s status as the UN’s International Year of Water Co-operation, the theme of the Paris event was H₂0. Visitors were invited to follow a trail around the hall that highlighted the new technologies, formulations and product concepts currently employing water in innovative ways.
A "Testing and Regulation Zone" housed first-time exhibitors specializing in this increasingly important sector of the personal care industry, offering advice and support on cosmetics safety, efficacy, claims, quality and regulatory compliance. The new features were rounded off by the "Fragrance in Cosmetics Zone," a dedicated area where exhibitors specializing in fragrance were concentrated.
The 2013 series of workshops, innovation seminars and marketing trends sessions covered a wide cross section of topics, all of which were designed to inform and educate attendees on the issues currently impacting the industry. Offering insight from suppliers on the latest ingredients, case studies from international companies and the experience of industry experts, many of these sessions were filled to capacity.
Innovation was celebrated at the show in a glittering awards ceremony at the end of the first day.
GCI sister publication Cosmetics & Toiletries announced the winners of its R&D Awards, with Yves Saint Laurent Beauté taking the Most Creative Application for Youth Liberator Range with Glycanactif and Dow Corning the Best New Ingredient for EL-7040 Hydro Elastor Blend.
Induchem’s new ingredient Neodermyl was selected as the winner of in-cosmetics’ Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award, recognized for it efficacy and scientific grounding. Silver prize went to Symrise with SymHair Force 1631, a natural anti-hair loss active, while BiotechMarine was awarded bronze for its new anti-dandruff ingredient, Eusculane.
Karl Lintner was announced as the winner of in-cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award, commenting: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award. It’s an honor to be recognized for everything I have done in my career by my past and present colleagues and peers.”
Additional information about the Innovation Zone winners and the Lifetime Achievement Award is available from Cosmetics & Toiletries.
The next in-cosmetics will be held in Hamburg, Germany April 1-3, 2014.