in-cosmetics Global

in-cosmetics Global

What is in-cosmetics Global?

Heading into its 29th edition in 2019, in-cosmetics Global is the leading event for personal care ingredients. The exhibition brings together personal care ingredients suppliers (exhibitors) with finished product manufacturers (visitors), each looking to network, learn about future trends, and discover new products.

The popularity and success of the event continues to grow year on year. The most recent show attracted 9,392 unique visitors – 6% up on the 2017 London show – which makes this the busiest show outside Paris to date.

in-cosmetics Global continues to attract visitors from all over the globe, each looking to find new ingredients and innovations from the international suppliers that don’t appear at other shows. In 2018, we welcomed 88% international visitors and 12% Dutch visitors.

These industry professionals came to see the 773 personal care suppliers of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing and regulatory solutions. The best represented nations amongst exhibitors were France (166) and Germany (90), followed by China (78), the United States (59) and the United Kingdom (58).

The show continues to attract new products and services year on year, with 85 new exhibitors present in 2018.

in-cosmetics Global offers the most cost-effective business and networking opportunities for the personal care ingredients community worldwide.


Visiting in-cosmetics Global

“It is so valuable to be able to gather alongside the rest of the industry and meet everyone in one place” Sophie Lirot – Johnson & Johnson

The event in 2018 attracted almost 9,400 personal care creators, each looking to discover new cosmetics ingredients and expand their network.

In 2019, in-cosmetics Global returns to Paris, with around 800 of the world’s leading suppliers showcasing their personal care ingredients and innovative technologies. The event welcomes 95% of the world’s leading suppliers, such as BASFDowCrodaAshlandSolvayEvonik and many more.

R&D specialists and formulators from the likes of Procter & GambleL’OréalUnileverColgate-PalmoliveBeiersdorfEstée Lauder and Johnson & Johnson visit with a view to discovering the latest trends and solutions in skincare, haircare, suncare, colour cosmetics and much more.


Why visit in-cosmetics Global?

“My favourite part of the in-cosmetics show is the multitude of innovation on offer. For me, it really is an unmissable event.” – Katrin Thiel, Beiersdorf

If you’re thinking of attending, you’re in good company: in-cosmetics Global attracts visitors from both leading manufacturers, such as Procter & GambleL’OréalUnilever and Estée Lauder, as well as indie start-ups, such as GlossierKorres, and Ellis Faas.

Every year, personal care manufacturers and suppliers – big and small, bulk and niche – return to the event to source ingredients, learn and get inspiration.


We help you to find the people, products and services that you’re looking for, and inspire you to discover those that you don’t yet realise you need. We encourage you to participate in testing brand new products, creating formulations in a purpose built lab, and attending an extensive range of educational sessions.

Here are some of the key reasons to attend…

  • Meet new and established international suppliers;
  • Discover new ingredients and techniques;
  • Gain expert advice from global specialists;
  • Discuss, compare and evaluate formulations;
  • Be inspired by the latest innovations;
  • Expand your knowledge & keep up-to-date with the latest trends.


Who will I meet?

One of the main reasons why in-cosmetics Global continues to grow in popularity throughout the world is because of the specific problem-solving discussions you can hold face-to-face with ingredient suppliers from all over the world.

It’s not just about meeting international suppliers; it’s also about connecting with your peers and with industry experts. Every year, visitors attend in-cosmetics Global to grow their professional network, stay abreast of industry trends, and learn from each other.

A total of 773 exhibitors showcased their products and services in-cosmetics Global 2018. With the show attracting such a broad variety of ingredient suppliers, you can be confident of making the valuable connections you’re looking for.

Exhibitors are representative of all stages of the production chain: manufacturers of raw materials and ingredients; fragrance components; lab equipment and software suppliers; and testing & research providers; meaning all the people you need are at in-cosmetics Global.

The exhibitors at the show in 2018 were truly international, hailing from 43 countries across the globe:

– 63% Europe
– 22% Asia
– 8% North America
– 4% South America
– 2% Rest of the World


What are the benefits of registering to attend in-cosmetics Global 2019 online?

By registering in advance, you will receive your smart badge in the post a few weeks before the event, helping you avoid registration queues when the show opens.

It will also mean you will NOT have to pay the €60 entrance fee at the show, and you will be able to attend all of the educational programme sessions COMPLETELY FREE, except for the workshops and Pre-Show Regulatory Conference (pricing options coming soon).

Registration benefits include:

  • Free, fast-track show entry
  • Free online Preview Magazine
  • Free access to the Marketing Trends
  • Free access to the Technical Seminars
  • Free access to the Innovation Zone
  • Free access to the Formulation Lab

Discover the show areas at in-cosmetics Global

in-cosmetics Global is not just about exhibition stands. We put the emphasis firmly on interactivity, bringing the products and formulations to life through a series of areas, zones, labs and activities.

These innovative feature areas cut the time it takes you to find the products and suppliers you are looking for. From areas dedicated to new ingredient launches, to demonstrations of the latest finished product trends, and an awards ceremony judged by industry experts, there’s something for everyone.

Formulation Lab®

For R&D professionals only: Participate in practical formulation training sessions, delivered by experts in a purpose-built lab environment on the show floor.

What can I do at the Lab?

Innovation Zone

Discover the most innovative NEW ingredients & formulations to have hit the market, either having been launched within the 6 months prior to the show or at the show itself.

What happens at the Innovation Zone?

Sensory Bar

Experience innovative textures, smell evocative fragrances and find surprising tastes by trying out a wide range of new products at the Sensory Bar.

Tell me more about the Sensory Bar

Sustainability Corner

Explore the latest trends and developments in personal care sustainability & discover how the cosmetics industry is moving beyond compliance via changed business operations.

What can I see at the Sustainability Corner?

Make-Up Bar

Put new make-up formulations to the test in the brand new Make-Up Bar. A range of new colour cosmetics will be on show; try new formulations and discover new technologies.

Tell me more about the Make-Up Bar

Technical Seminars

Free-to-attend seminars allow visitors to familiarise themselves with key personal care industry trends and exhibitors to share their product expertise.

Tell me more about the Technical Seminars


Hear from world renowned industry experts, discussing a variety of important scientific and regulatory topics. Increase your knowledge and apply this insight to your business activities.

Why attend a workshop?

Pre-Show Regulatory Conference

Attend the Conference the day before the event (1 April) and develop your knowledge of worldwide cosmetic regulations & legislation.

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Indie Trail

Indie Brands can broker new relationships with ingredient suppliers whose buisness model supports their needs by navigating the event with the ‘Indie Guide’.

Full details of the Trail coming soon

Marketing Trends

Gain insight into the latest industry trends, facts, figures, market analysis and research, plus the latest challenges in personal care manufacturing.

Tell me more about the Marketing Trends

R&D Tours

For R&D professionals only: Let our expert guide take you on a tailored tour around the exhibition. Discover the ingredients and formulations specific to your area of interest.

Tell me more about the R&D Tours

Fragrance Zone

Get expert advice, learn about regional differences and source aromatic components for your personal care formulations from leading fragrance suppliers.

Tell me more about the Fragrance Zone

Testing & Regulation Zone

Source innovative solutions to ensure the safety, stability and shelf-life of your personal care products. Visit the new ‘Boost your Test’ feature to find out the latest innovations with in-vivo & in-vitro testing.

Tell me more about the Testing & Regulation Zone

Event registration for in-cosmetics Global 2019 is expected to go live in November 2018. However, if you have already decided that you would like to attend the show in Paris as a visitor, then it would be beneficial for you to register your interest with us online. Doing this means we can keep you up-to-date with all the latest news and developments surrounding the show, and we will be sure to inform you of when the event's official registration does go live.



April 2, 2019 - 9:00 am


April 6, 2019 - 6:00 pm


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