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  • Launched for the first time on 2nd-3rd June 2013 at Excel London
  • First Trade show in Europe purely dedicated to organic & natural cosmetics & beauty products
  • Featured a carefully chosen selection of companies from the UK & abroad
  • Hosted presentations with top keynote speakers and panellists from renowned organisations such as The Soil Association, CTPA, Ecocert, Cosmebio, NATRUE, Demeter, BDIH, ICEA and Cruelty Free International
  • Staged the first Natural Health Beauty Awards Ceremony awarding over 120 brands and 18 distributors

2nd and 3rd of June 2013 saw the launch of the Organic & Natural Beauty Show at Excel London. First event in Europe purely dedicated to the natural and organic beauty industry, it combined a natural beauty product exhibition with a high quality conference programme packed with insight and knowledge about this growing niche market. “The first Organic and Natural Beauty Show marked a significant landmark in the development of organic and natural beauty products in the UK. The show attracted excellent industry support, and hosted a series of very well-attended and highly relevant seminars. Issues raised at the show attracted widespread trade media coverage, and a major article in the Daily Mail. “The Soil Association congratulates the organisers on an excellent event and we look forward to next year’s show with keen anticipation” said Peter Melchett, policy director of the Soil Association.

The exhibition featured a carefully chosen selection of companies exclusively operating in the natural and organic beauty sector. Companies and certification agencies came from all over the world to showcase their innovative, high-quality, safe, organic, natural and therapeutic beauty products in addition to presenting their core values and philosophy. With 70 international exhibitors, the natural and organic cosmetic sector was well represented and included brands such as 66°30, Adesse Global Cosmetics, Alassala, Alban Muller International, Aleppo Soaps Saryane, Alpaderm, Avril, Ayuryoga, Bee Nature, Bellapierre Cosmetics, Bellonatural, Benta Berry, Beyond Organic Skincare, Borealis Natural Skincare, Zao – essence of nature, Dr Spiller, Eden Organic Care, Essentially Natural, Fresh Indulgence, Lea Nature, Less is More, Lucy Annabella Organics, Luxe Naturel, Luxsit Organic Care, Martina Gebhardt Naturkosmetik, Maya Water, Naay Botanicals, Nablus Soap, Natural is Better, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Oh-lief, Pixy Natural Skincare, Pravera, Provence Touch, Remedy Natural Products, Smiths of Jersey, Songbird Naturals, Sranrom and Unica Cosmetics. “As a first time show we were not sure what to expect and I have to say all expectations were exceeded! It was a very well organised event and we were busy for the entire duration of the show. We received lots of interest from the show both whilst we were there and subsequently which is very exciting as we look to expand across the UK and elsewhere! Thank you for the opportunity -already booked for 2014!” said Elaine Wan of Neal's Yard Remedies Organic, a leading independent British manufacturer and retailer of organic natural health and beauty products who exhibited at the show.

Designed as a B2B event, the bulk of the visitors were distributors, buyers and beauty professionals including department stores, supermarkets, pharmacies, spas, hair and beauty salons, importers and online retailers as well as a wide range of health and beauty practitioners. Visitors included buyers of companies such Boots, John Bell & Croyden, The Garden Pharmacy, Amarya, Planet Organic, Whole Foods Market, H&M, Harrods and Liberty. Event Organiser Philippe Gelin said: “On the visitors’ side, we prioritized the UK distribution market for the first edition of the show and next year we will make a special push to invite European and international distributors. Buyers from the US, Asia and the Middle East are always watching which new natural beauty products are being distributed by the big London department stores and retail chains so the UK is an ideal place for international distributors to meet.”

In addition to the exhibition, a professional conference with personalities of the natural beauty world, market specialists and representatives of the main certification agencies covered the key issues affecting the future of the natural beauty market. The first day focused on new trends, market updates and challenges within the sector. Speakers included Janey Lee Grace (UK’s Number One Natural Living Expert), Amarjit Sahota (President of Organic Monitor), Clifford Gee (Director of Clifford Gee Consultancy) and Russell Whiting (Policy Adviser of Cruelty Free International). The second day featured presentations from the leading certification bodies and health and beauty associations with Peter Melchett (The Soil Association), Marlène Maury (Ecocert), Betty Santonnat (Cosmebio), Harald Dittmar (BDIH), Riccardo Anouchinsky (ICEA), Elizabeth Candelario (Demeter), Julie Tyrell (NATRUE) and Chris Flower (CTPA).
The event was also the launch platform for the Natural Health Beauty Awards Ceremony. On Sunday 1st of June, the Natural Health Beauty Awards Ceremony was staged at the show to celebrate the achievements of innovative brands and UK distributors. Allison Jacobs, deputy editor of Natural Health magazine, chaired the ceremony which awarded over 120 brands and 18 distributors including department stores, supermarkets, pharmacists and chemists, hair and beauty salons, spas and hotels. Among the distributors in this new category that collected awards were John Lewis, Selfridges, Liberty, Whole Foods Market, John Bell & Croyden, Boots, The Garden Pharmacy Urban Retreat, Grip the Organic Salon, Uniquely Organic Ecospa, Spa at the Landmark Hotel and Senspa at Careys Manor.
“The Organic & Natural Beauty Show has been achieved through a shared vision, two years of hard work and more importantly the result of a great team. We were very excited to launch the Show for the first time and we were pleased to see the enthusiasm from our exhibitors and visitors over the two day event. The Show was busy and the atmosphere was constantly friendly, professional and buzzing. For next year, we have great ambitions to take the show to the next level and offer an extended conference programme and a wider range of products and distributors. The event was launched with success and the Organic & Natural Beauty Show is now set on course to become a must-attend event for all organic and natural beauty professionals worldwide.” Philippe Gelin said after the show.

The next Organic & Natural Beauty Show will be on 1st and 2nd of June 2014 at Excel London.
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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit: New Editions Tackle Green Formulations and Packaging
Green formulations and sustainable packaging are focal themes of the current editions of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit ( The Latin American summit took place in São Paolo on 18-20 September, whilst the European summit will be hosted in Paris on 21-23rd October. With growing pressure on the cosmetics industry to adopt green formulations and reduce their packaging impacts, the summits will showcase industry best-practices whilst highlighting improvements areas.

The growing array of green ingredients available to formulators will be featured at the summits. New and emerging materials will be highlighted for major ingredient classes: preservatives, fragrances, emulsifiers, surfactants, emollients and base oils. The technical issues of using green ingredients vis-à-vis conventional ingredients will be discussed. Developments in sustainable extraction methods and processing techniques are also on the summit agenda.

A first for the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is a workshop on the safety assessment of botanical ingredients. Although many cosmetic and ingredient companies are turning to natural sources, questions remain of the safety of such materials.

Chris Kilham – also known as the Medicine Hunter – will kick off the European edition with a keynote on ‘Innovating from Nature’. The renowned author and educator will explain how the wealth of knowledge present in the plant kingdom can be a source of innovation in the cosmetics industry. In another paper, the Medicine Hunter will highlight some of the botanical actives that are making headway in cosmetics applications.

An update on sustainability metrics will be given in the European and Latin American editions. Apart from the use of Life-Cycle Analysis to measure environmental impacts, methods of measuring carbon and water footprints will be discussed. Jean-Florent Campion from L’Oreal will share his company’s experiences in measuring the water footprint of cosmetic products. Another paper by Primavera will highlight the challenges in reducing and offsetting carbon emissions when developing a climate-neutral production facility. Another paper explores the use of mobile devices to measure environmental impacts.

Relatively few developments are occurring in packaging materials. Although some cosmetic brands are experimenting with sustainable materials like bamboo and wood, plastic packaging still prevails. High raw material costs and inadequate waste disposal methods give plastic packaging a very high environmental footprint. According to the OECD, packaging comprises over half of all household waste in developed countries, with plastics having most effect in landfill.

Plant-based plastics, once hailed because of their biodegradable nature, have yet to make headway in cosmetic applications. Some companies like Procter & Gamble are using hybrid polymers to overcome the limitations of bioplastics. Its Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion packaging is mainly made from biopolymers sourced from sugar cane.

Unilever is one of the few companies considering a packaging overhaul to address its environmental footprint. The Anglo-Dutch multinational introduced a new ‘compressed’ can for a number of its deodorant brands earlier this year. The deodorant cans are about a third smaller, reducing packaging material costs as well as transportation costs. However, few companies have managed to innovate with green packaging.

There are also calls for the cosmetics industry to take some responsibility for waste management. In Brazil, the cosmetics association ABIHPEC is working with municipal agencies to collect and recycle packaging waste. In the US, Tom’s of Maine has partnered with Teracycle to collect its packaging waste and use it in new product applications. A closed loop system whereby waste is used as raw materials is considered the way forward for many cosmetic brands taking the green road.

Marketing and distribution developments have dedicated sessions. With much of Europe mired in recession, the European summit will cast the spotlight on distribution. The opening speaker will highlight the distribution hurdles faced by green brands in a weak economy. An international cosmetics firm will discuss the use of sales consultants in direct marketing, whilst other papers cover business openings in the Asian market, mainstream retailing, and green consumer behaviour.

The aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stake-holders and debate major sustainability issues in a high-level forum. More information is available from

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit: New Editions Tackle Green Formulations and Packaging

in-cosmetics Asia 2013: a hub for innovation and debate - 29 – 31 October 2013, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia’s personal care ingredients market is one of the most dynamic in the world and according to Kline is poised to grow at over 7.7 per cent per annum in Southeast Asia. Positive economic growth, despite the global recession, higher disposable incomes and a more self-aware consumer mean men and women in the region are experimenting more with their beauty purchases.
in-cosmetics Asia – the leading pan-Asian personal care ingredient event – will unite the industry when the doors open on 29 – 31 October. With more exhibitors expected than ever before, as well as the most in-depth series of educational sessions to-date, in-cosmetics Asia is set to uncover the latest trends driving growth in the region.
Upwards of 5,000 visitors from countries as diverse as South Korea, Malaysia, China and India,  Spain, South Korea and the U.S. will be able to source new ingredients and technologies from more than 300 suppliers – over 60 of which are making their debut at the event. Exhibitors include Clariant, Croda, DSM, Ichimaru Pharcos, Lanxess and many more.

South Korea focus
As one of Asia’s most sophisticated markets for cosmetics, South Korea sets trends that not only find popularity in Asia Pacific but also across the world. To celebrate this haven for cosmetic innovation, in-cosmetics Asia’s first in-country focus shines a light on South Korea with a dedicated programme of events.

Marketing Trends presentations will probe the current state of the South Korean market and identify what’s on the horizon to help visitors take back tips for creating market-leading products. In addition, a new South Korea Product Trail showcases selected ingredients, while the South Korean Pavilion makes it easy for attendees to target exhibitors from this part of the world.

Crucial trends and tips
The cosmetic and personal care industry is fast-paced with changing consumer preferences meaning manufacturers must work hard to stay ahead of the competition. At in-cosmetics Asia the Educational Programme is a forum for discussion about the latest trends and technologies to help visitors hone their marketing and product development strategies.

Workshops offer practical advice to formulators, bench chemists and R&D professionals, as well as marketers, distributors and brand owners. The six sessions have been specifically chosen to tackle the biggest factors facing the industry right now.

Barbara Olioso, founder of The Green Chemist Consultancy, is running two hands-on sessions – ‘Master Chemist Class For Organic And Natural Emulsions’ and ‘Master Chemist Class For Natural Rinse-Off Personal Care Products’ – that will help visitors tap into rising demand for natural and organic products. 

Skin blemishes and ageing are top concerns for consumers. Dr. Karl Lintner, Dr. Alain Deguercy and Dr. Jean Christopher Pittet offer their expertise in two medium-high level workshops for formulators and chemists. The ‘Skin Blemishes (Acne Melasma): Going Beyond BB, CC And DD’ puts the latest ingredients and mechanisms for skin-whitening and anti-acne treatments in the spotlight, while the ‘Anti-Ageing Actives: The AAA Aproach’ workshop gives attendees a chance to learn about genome expression analysis in relation to cellular ageing.  

Visitors can also learn about exporting to the U.S. in ‘How to Introduce Your Beauty Brand into the US Market: A Step by Step Plan!’ and attend a Thai-language session – ‘Practical Testing for Cosmetic and Personal Care Products’ – that presents solutions including chemical, microbiological and physical testing.

In addition to the workshops, a series of free-to-attend Marketing Trends Presentations and Innovation Seminars take a closer look at emerging trends and new ingredients and technologies.

This year’s Marketing Trends Programme is packed full of sessions designed to help prepare and build effective marketing plans. Alongside the sessions on South Korea, highlights include ‘2015 Colour Cosmetic Trends’ by Antoinette van den Berg, Future-Touch; ‘Oils, BB, Scalp Treatments – What’s Hot and What’s Next in Haircare’ by Vivienne Rudd at Mintel Beauty and Personal Care; ‘The Flourishing Personal Care Market in Asia – What’s the Recipe for Success?’ by Nikola Matic of Kline; and a session by Rachit Daval at Happy Marketer on ‘Digital Marketing Strategies For Global Cosmetic Brands in 2014’.

Designed to offer more in-depth insights into the latest ingredients and technologies available to manufacturers, the exhibitor-led Innovation Seminars put innovation at the top of the agenda. The sessions cover a range of hot industry topics including ‘Hair Split-End Mending With Polyelectrolyte Microgel Technology’ by Ashland; Anti-Oxid’aging: A New Route To Fight Against Skin Burnout’ by Solabia Group; and ‘Not Only Whitening But Also Transparent Brightening’ by Ichimaru Pharcos.

Gain inspiration
The show floor is also a hive of activity with plenty of opportunities for visitors to gain the most of their visit to this year’s in-cosmetics Asia.

New Product Trails have been introduced to help visitors pinpoint exhibitors across key product categories including anti-acne, anti-ageing and skin whitening. The Packaging Zone also makes its first appearance at the show to provide those involved in purchasing packaging materials with a dedicated area to meet suppliers from across Asia and beyond.

Visitors can also attend the ever-popular Innovation Zone where they can see some of the latest products from exhibitors displayed and sample the most creative products coming out of Asia during daily demonstrations run by Mintel Beauty and Personal Care.

What’s more, two industry-leading awards will also be presented – the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award 2013 and Cosmetic & Toiletries’ R&D Awards - Asia.

For further details, including information on visiting, go to,

in-cosmetics Asia 2013: a hub for innovation and debate - 29 – 31 October 2013, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand  

Making Cosmetics - Milan, Centro Congressi Milanofiori, 26-27 November 2013
Making Cosmetics features the information, expertise and suppliers necessary to take products from concept/formulation to manufacture to the consumer. In terms of knowledge, the profile of Making Cosmetics is a missing part in the market that many people working in it need.
The many elements that are involved in taking a product to market in addition to formulation, are indeed very challenging. Making Cosmetics & Formulating Cosmetics take place together in 1 venue with closely interlinked hall - together they offer everything needed to create, develop, source, manufacture and outsource personal care and cosmtic products – this is an exhibition and series of seminars which bring these elements together for the many functions invovled in taking prodcuts from concept to consumer.

The attendee profile of Making Cosmetics includes:

  • Brand owners – small, medium and large
  • Entrepreneurial formulators
  • Product developers
  • Importers of cosmetics and toiletries
  • Responsible / qualified persons
  • Process development chemists
  • Process engineers and managers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Testing laboratory managers
  • Legal compliance managers
  • Marketing executives
  • Product managers
  • Business development managers
  • General management
  • Consultants

In terms of knowledge, the profile of Making Cosmetics is a missing part in the market that many people working in it need.
Making Cosmetics is all about sourcing, formulating, manufacturing and outsourcing personal care products. The only event which recognises the importance of keeping up to date with developments relating to making personal care products – a complex and demanding process that takes products from bench to consumers. Making Cosmetics brings an essential focus to the many different types of people working in the personal care market.
Consumers demand toiletries, cosmetics, hair and skin care products that enhance their appearance and personal sense and are safe to use. Products are keen to maintain their reputation for safe, effective and innovative products that meet the requirements of every demanding consumer.?At the same time, personal care products are subject to a legislative and regulatory environment that affects every part of the manufacturing and supply chain.

Making Cosmetics will also take place at the same time as Formulating Cosmetics – organised by SiCC. Together these two events offer a huge range of scientific, technical and commercial content, designed entirely around the needs of brand owners, formulators, manufacturers and suppliers.

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Making Cosmetics - Milan, Centro Congressi Milanofiori, 26-27 November 2013

in-cosmetics set to take Hamburg by storm - 1-3 April, Hamburg Messe, Germany

The global personal care market is predicted to grow by 4.5 per cent annually with the personal care ingredients market valued between $14 billion and $18 billion according to Kline & Company.

Germany is well known for its scientific and technical excellence. Home to cosmetic giant Beiersdorf as well as many other cosmetic brands and suppliers, Hamburg has been selected as the venue for the next in-cosmetics, which takes place 1 – 3 April 2014.

Following 2013’s record-breaking event, stand space is already close to sell out with the show gearing up to be another action-packed event. The ‘Fragrance in Cosmetics’ and ‘Testing and Regulation’ Zones launched in 2013 have both increased in size by 50 per cent and more seminars are planned than ever before.

Special focus on Brazil
To celebrate 2014 as the year of collaboration between Germany and Brazil, in-cosmetics 2014 will feature a brand new Country Focus on Brazil, supported by ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Industry). Brazil is the third biggest cosmetics and toiletries market in the world after the USA and Japan, with Euromonitor International predicting the market to grow by 38 per cent from 2011 to 2016 reaching a total value of US$59 billion.

A series of Marketing Trends Presentations will look into the current and future state of the Brazilian market including trends in haircare, skincare and colour cosmetics.
Ingredient and product innovation will also be on display on the show floor. A Brazilian product trail will signpost selected exhibitors that are drawing on Brazil for product development inspiration, while Mintel Beauty and Personal Care will present the latest products coming out of Brazil in a series of demonstrations on the Innovation Zone. A Brazilian Pavilion also makes it easier for visitors to target exhibitors from Brazil.

Innovation and inspiration
Keeping pace with global trends has never been so important for manufacturers to ensure their products address the ever-changing needs of consumers. The Educational Programme at in-cosmetics 2014 will once again include a line-up of industry experts, ready to offer their insights into where the global cosmetics and toiletries industry is heading and how manufacturers can leverage the biggest industry trends.

In addition to the Brazil Country Focus, a series of more than 20 free-to-attend Marketing Trends Presentations will explore major industry topics including suncare, dermatology, youth cosmetics and techno beauty. Visitors will also be able to hear more exhibitor-led presentations than ever before with a third Innovation Seminar theatre added for 2014. Here, attendees will hear about the newest ingredients to hit the market to help inspire new product development. Paid-for Workshops complete the Educational Programme and offer attendees the chance to drill deeper into trends and learn about the most recent formulation techniques.

The Innovation Zone again returns to showcase the most exciting ingredient launches on display at the show, and a formulation counter will allow visitors to test products first hand. Exhibitors will also be running live ingredient demonstrations where attendees can hear more about innovative technologies and application techniques. On the first night of the show the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award will be presented to honour three companies that demonstrate innovation in the development of functional or active ingredients. Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine will also present awards in two categories, Best New Ingredient and Most Creative Application.

For all the latest information on exhibitors and what's on at in-cosmetics 2014 visit

in-cosmetics set to take Hamburg by storm - 1-3 April, Hamburg Messe, Germany           

The largest cosmetics and personal care ingredients trade event in China - Coming your way at PCHi 2014!

PCHi is the choice business platform for both domestic and international ingredient suppliers to engage manufacturers of cosmetic, personal care and household products. This dedicated trade event is a one-stop knowledge-exchange platform that provides industry professionals with access to new product innovations, information about international regulatory updates, and the latest in marketing trends, etc.. Rotated annually between the Changjiang Delta and Zhuhai Delta, home to two of China’s most active business areas and key manufacturing hubs, PCHi continues to be the mainstay international event for professionals from all around the world.

What you can expect: New Happenings at PCHi 2014

PCHi 2014 promises to be bigger and better in 2014! To better facilitate suppliers in raising awareness, more features have been included to enhance both exhibitors and visitors experiences. A special feature area – Showcase - for exhibitors to conduct demonstrations will be premiered at the event. At Showcase, visitors will be able to develop a better appreciation and understanding for the technology and creative thinking behind the solutions that are presented.

Packaging Zone
To further establish itself as a one-stop trade event, PCHi will be unveiling a brand new zone at the show. For the first time, PCHi will feature a “Packaging Zone”. The new packaging zone aims to provide visitors with packaging solutions that not only complement but that are as innovative and intriguing as the offerings from ingredients suppliers at PCHi.

Conference Tracks
PCHi 2014 will also feature a Conference sector with a set of different and exciting conference tracks. Conference topics that have been confirmed are centred on Haircare innovations, Skincare solutions, as well as Rules & Regulations. More conference tracks are still being planned as PCHi aims to provide a cohesive selection of topics with top-notch content for visitors.

NOVA: PCHi Exhibitor Directory Platform
Newly improved, the PCHi Exhibitor Directory Platform has been enhanced to provide exhibitors and visitors with easier access for interaction and information exchange. Through this platform, exhibitors can distribute company and product information and upload images for better illustrations of products and technologies, all in real time. The basic service is free-of-charge to all exhibitors, and paid-for packages with additional functionalities are available as upgrades.

PCHi encourages exhibitors to submit and update individual company profiles regularly with recent happenings and information, as the information provided by companies will be accessible online for a year.

In addition to participating on other social media platforms, PCHi is also jumping onto the WeChat wagon! Positioned as a truly effective mobile communication application, WeChat enables PCHi to offer its audience bite-sized updates about all of the show’s activities. To get timely updates, simply search for “PCHi-China” and connect to receive the latest news.

New Technology Session (NTS)
Not forgetting a perennial favourite with PCHi exhibitors and visitors alike, the popular New Technology Session (NTS) provides an excellent platform that enables raw material providers to share more about the science and technology that lies behind their latest personal care ingredient innovations. This program is free-to-access for all PCHi visitors, and is a great place to explore and learn more about the latest technology trends in the industry.

With many ready new features and more on the way, visit PCHi 2014 to experience live and be a part of this dynamic cosmetic, personal care and household product trade event in China! For more on PCHi 2014, visit for more information.




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