Record-breaking in-cosmetics Asia draws 40% international attendance

in-cosmetics Asia, a key event in the APAC region for personal care ingredients, came to a close on 9 November with organisers RX reporting record-breaking visitor numbers.

Top-tier suppliers, creators, and thought leaders from around the world were among the 11,772 unique visitors, 40% of whom were international, compared to 32% last year.

The exhibition welcomed multinational powerhouses and leading local brands. 

A record of 581 personal care ingredient exhibitors showcased their innovations at the event, a 40% rise on the previous year.

Asian suppliers shone brightly at the show’s Awards, held on the afternoon of 8 November. Claiming 80% of the Spotlight On Formulation Awards, Soho Aneco Chemicals, Nippon Fine Chemical, and Ichimaru Pharcos were just some of the APAC companies who took home accolades. Leading speakers and experts from the likes of Mintel, Euromonitor, and others delved into trends, regulations, and techniques offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of the evolving personal care landscape.

The Spotlight On showcase placed significant emphasis on sustainability and haircare, reflecting the industry’s growing commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Innovation Zone

The Innovation Zone once again served as the hub for new product development, showcasing 87 cutting-edge ingredients launched within the last eight months, with a particular emphasis on skincare, suncare, haircare, and decoratives.

Sara Gibson, event director of in-cosmetics Asia commented: “The event has once again proven itself to be the epicentre of creativity, collaboration, and inspiration within the APAC beauty and personal care ingredients sector. The record-breaking number of international visitors and exhibitors, and the outstanding performance by Asian suppliers, continue to cement the event's standing as a focal point for beauty professionals. We're proud to have created a platform that not only celebrates achievements but also propels the industry towards a more innovative and sustainable future."

in-cosmetics Asia returns to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) on 5-7 November 2024. For more information, visit