in-cosmetics Global Returns to Paris in April 2024

The 2024 edition will once again welcome more than 900 leading personal care ingredient suppliers.
The 2024 edition will once again welcome more than 900 leading personal care ingredient suppliers.

in-cosmetics Global is returning to Paris April 16-18, 2024 at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

The 2024 edition will once again welcome more than 900 leading personal care ingredient suppliers, including notable industry players BASF, Lubrizol, Ashland, Symrise, Provital, Vytrus and headline sponsor, KSM.

Attendees can expect to meet a host of suppliers from France, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia, Peru and China.

They will have the opportunity to connect with more than 150 French exhibitors, discover exclusive product launches and gain insights into the cultural customs shaping beauty.

in-cosmetics Global highlights:

  • Innovation Zone: More than 150 new and recently launched personal care ingredients from every corner of the globe will be launched at the Innovation Zone.
  • Technical Seminars: Designed to offer in-depth insights into the latest personal care technologies and their specifications. 
  • Formulation Lab: Offers hands-on, interactive experiences in formulation techniques and practices, specifically tailored for research and development (R&D) and lab staff from cosmetic and contract manufacturers, private labels and indie brands. The two purpose-built, fully equipped laboratories located on the show floor will offer up to 27 interactive, hands-on experiences in formulation techniques and practices, managed and presented by the event’s technical advisor, Lorna Radfordthe award-winning cosmetic scientist, founder of Enkos Developments and Member of the Society of Cosmetics Scientists (SCS) education committee.
  • R&D Tours: Takes participants to selected exhibitor stands relevant to the tour's theme, offering firsthand exposure to innovations and trends shaping the cosmetics landscape.
  • Testing, Regulation & Lab Zone: Offers innovative solutions to ensure the safety, stability and shelf-life of products.
  • Sustainability Zone: Helps and inspires suppliers and manufacturers on their journey towards becoming more sustainable.

This year, the Sustainability Zone encompasses other features, including the Sustainability Display and Theatre, both sponsored by AAK, and the Sustainability Pavilion, powered by Farmforce, which provides a dedicated space for visitors to identify and explore sustainable solutions across the entire cosmetics value chain.

The interactive Display area will allow delegates to discover environmental and social sustainability initiatives, while the Theatre will provide expert guidance via sessions on the different approaches that brands can take to improve their sustainability credentials.

The new Sustainability Zone Forum—curated by Barbara Olioso, Ph.D., managing director of The Green Chemist Consultancy—is a one-day program aimed at visitors looking to discover the eco-evolution of the cosmetics industry.

  • Marketing Trends Theatre: Invites personal care professionals and enthusiasts to delve into a world of market-leading presentations and panel discussions on the latest trends, breakthroughs and regulations shaping the industry.

Povilas Sugintas, senior consultantbeauty and fashion at Euromonitor International, will lead a session on "European Beauty and Personal Care market trends 2024+."

Nikola Matic, vice president at chemicals, market research at Kline & Co. will highlight some of the defining aspects driving demand for personal care ingredients in the presentation, "2024 and beyond: Where is the personal care ingredients market at, and where is it headed?"

A panel discussion on "Science-backed beauty vs misinformation" will discuss the challenges of debunking these claims, bridging the gap between R&D and marketing, and leveraging technology to further drive evidence-based skin care to consumers. 

April Guo, personal and home care division, general manager at CIRS-REACH Group will lead a session on "Chinese regulatory updates," while Amarjit Sahota, founder at Ecovia Intelligence, will guide visitors on "Sustainability Schemes & Ethical Labels: Trends and Outlook" in the cosmetics industry.


There are two new awards added to the in-cosmetics Global Awards 2024: the Sustainable Stand Award and the Kenvue Trusted Science Award. The former recognizes companies that excel in incorporating sustainability into their stand designs. This comes in response to feedback from exhibitors such as Provital and Vytrus, as well as an increasing number of exhibitors incorporating a more sustainable approach to stand design.

The Kenvue Trusted Science award will be sponsored and judged by an expert panel provided by global consumer health leader, Kenvue, which will recognize applicants’ performances in areas such as how the entry addresses an unmet consumer need, the credibility of the entry and whether it is backed up by scientific and/or clinical validation data, responsible sourcing and more.  

Adam Ricciardone, head of R&D, global skin health and beauty and head of R&D, North America, Kenvue, said, “The Kenvue Trusted Science Award is not only about recognizing cosmetic science excellence in the industry, but it also guides us towards a future where innovation meets integrity. In the cosmetic industry, every breakthrough ingredient has the potential to elevate standards, answer unmet needs, and unlock transformation. This award celebrates the brilliance of today and promises a more responsible, and scientifically advanced tomorrow.”

Roziani Zulkifli, event director, in-cosmetics Global, said, “With France’s flair and influence on the global industry, the 2024 edition will be a pivotal moment for the beauty community to take note of the cutting-edge trends and foster direct connections with the very experts shaping the future of personal care ingredients. The event will not only celebrate the very best in cosmetic science, but also serve as a centralized place for the community to collaborate, network, learn, and inspire. We look forward to unveiling the full event program soon, and once again, providing a platform for the sector to unite with the heart of Paris serving as the very fitting backdrop.”

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