Sustainability is now top of mind for personal care and cosmetic ingredient suppliers, manufacturers and brands. Helping the industry to take the next step towards circularity, in-cosmetics Global, the world’s leading personal care ingredients show, will return to Barcelona, Spain this March with sustainability at the forefront of discussions.

Taking place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via from 28-30 March 2023 – the first time back in the Catalonia capital since 2015 – more than 700 leading personal care ingredient suppliers are anticipated to showcase the latest ingredient suppliers. Among them, 80% of the top 20 global cosmetics ingredient suppliers will be in attendance. This includes BASF, Croda, Ashland, Solvay, Clariant, Momentive, Evonik, Lubrizol, Nouryon, Arxada (formerly Lonza Specialty Ingredients), Stepan Europe, Wacker, Shin-Etsu, Roquette, DSM and Symrise. Meanwhile, almost 60 new exhibitors will exhibit for the first time, including AntalGenics, Cellugy ApS, Escruder, Gravel AI, Innomost and Sequential Bio.   

Zoning in on Sustainability

New for 2023, in-cosmetics Global will help attendees understand what it means to be truly sustainable. Since 2017, the Sustainability Corner feature at the event has grown in popularity, with an increasing number of attendees looking for suitable solutions. The new, dedicated Sustainability Zone will welcome exhibitors who can support suppliers and manufacturers in becoming more sustainable. Sponsored by FarmForce and in partnership with Ecovia Intelligence, the zone will cover every step of the supply chain from product planning, formulation and ingredient sourcing to packaging, manufacturing and transportation.  

Elsewhere on the show floor, dedicated zones will focus on specialist topics – bringing together suppliers to help attendees discover the companies and solutions available to meet their unique challenges.  From the latest ingredient launches in the show’s popular Innovation Zone, sponsored by Ashland, to tailored product showcases in the Fragrance Zone, Lab Zone and Testing and Regulation Zone. Furthermore, the Sensory Bar and Make-Up Bar will return to offer inspiration for the next generation of new product launches, helping attendees discover exciting new formulations.

Brands and ingredients will also be on show by location. The event’s dedicated country pavilions will capture the trends and innovations showcased by suppliers, spanning France, UK, Brazil, Spain, China, Tunisia, South Africa and new to the show this year, Indonesia.

Also returning to the show to connect attendees with the latest products and brands – both established and new – will be the event’s dedicated R&D Tours. Following their  resounding success at in-cosmetics Global in Paris 2022, the tours will be open exclusively to R&D  professionals from cosmetic/contract manufacturers. The themes for this year’s tours include Microbiome - Advancements in skincare and anti-ageing (sponsored by Symrise), ‎Skinification (sponsored by Codif)‎ and Biotech (sponsored by Mibelle Biotechnology)‎. Also available in a digital and printed format for on-site visitors, this year’s Indie Trail will help attendees navigate the event with greater efficiency, creating new business opportunities.

Learning from industry experts

While the show floor will offer boundless opportunities to source the latest ingredients, the education programme at this year’s in-cosmetics Global will bring together leading industry experts to explore the more pertinent trends impacting cosmetics and personal care brands. Market intelligence will be explored in the Marketing Trends Theatre, where experts will be on hand to deliver the latest industry research and market analysis.

The Sustainability Corner Theatre, sponsored by AAK, will showcase the very latest developments and achievements in sustainable beauty, while Technical Seminars will offer inspiration for new product formulations and alternative solutions for existing projects. Finally, the popular Formulation Lab will return, sponsored by Brenntag, with a carefully curated programme to provide  exclusive opportunities for formulators and R&D specialists to get hands-on with the latest formulation techniques.

Speaking about the 2023 event, Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director, in-cosmetics Global, said: “More than ever, we’re seeing sustainability dominate conversations, with suppliers, manufacturers and brands all dedicating time and budget to understand how they can minimise their impact on the planet. As the conversation continues to expand, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new Sustainability Zone at this year’s event. It will further expand the opportunities for attendees to discover solutions to every challenge facing their business. We’re counting down the days to return to Barcelona – our first Spanish event since 2015 – and the chance to inspire the industry to take the next step in the critical journey to circularity.”


in-cosmetics Global returns from 28-30 March 2023 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre. For more information and to register to attend, visit: https://bit.ly/3Xrepqc 

For more information on exhibitor’s, visit the Exhibitor Directory: https://bit.ly/3vYaaqg

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