With 2,984 exhibitors (+11% compared to 2022) and more than 250,000 visitors, the 2023 edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has returned to the level of attendance of 2018 and is approaching the record of 2019, the year before the pandemic, which had recorded more than 265,000 visitors.
“Cosmoprof is once again the reference showcase for the industry in the world," underlined Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere.
The return of operators from China and Taiwan largely contributed to the success of the event, which allowed companies and manufacturers to recover projects and collaborations with markets or suppliers that continue to be a key component of global trade. This was especially true for Cosmopack, the part of the show dedicated to suppliers of beauty brands.
“After several years of China being closed due to the pandemic, it was important for us to resume our relationships with international customers,” said Johnney Woo, CEO of Beauty Yaurient, a Chinese manufacturer of beauty applicators and accessories. The company will also participate in Beautyworld Japan in May, then MakeUp in Paris in June and MakeUp in New York in September, and Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong next November.
At the same time, Beauty Yaurient is innovating with the use of natural materials for its brushes (wood or bio-composites), glue-free assembly techniques and the creation of brushes with removable bamboo handles and ferrules.
Taiwan’s Epopack had a similar will to reconnect with international markets. The company presented at Cosmoprof its new PET droppers with NBR bulb, which were unveiled at Luxe Pack Los Angeles last month.
For its part, Hangzhou Ebei Industry Co., Ltd. caused a sensation with its Angled Essence Dropper Bottle and its very original design allowing it to tilt on a 45-degree bevel angle for an easier flow of the contents at the end of use. The design has been honoured by a Cosmopack Award.
Sino-Italian manufacturer MYC Packaging Innovation also scooped an award for their 100% aluminium mascara, which combines luxury and durability. All components of the Metallica Mascara can be crafted in PIR and PCR aluminium and are recyclable infinitely.
Broadly speaking, sustainability was once again one of the key trends at the show, alongside the ability to produce and deliver with agility formulas, packaging and turnkey products that meet latest trends.
On the sustainability side, Geka impressed visitors with its post-consumer recycled material (PCR) mascara brush fibres and its new patented decoration technology that does not require additional film or ink.
Faber-Castell Cosmetics also set a milestone in terms of environmental friendliness with a rechargeable mechanical cosmetics pencil dubbed Protopia.
These are just a few examples and we will come back with more details about the numerous novelties and innovations spotted at the show.