Innovative cosmetics from all around the world will be centre stage this November in Hong Kong, with the launch of the ’Cosmoprof Awards’.

The awards, which will take place during the 2017 edition of the Cosmoprof Asia tradeshow, will be divided into two groups: the Innovation Circle Awards, which were first introduced last year, and the brand new Beauty Circle Awards. The Innovation Circle Awards focus on formulation and packaging, while the Beauty Circle Awards will look at creativity and marketing strategies.

The Innovation Circle Awards will run under the theme of ’Nightscape’, and will consist of six separate categories honouring makeup formula, skincare formula, skincare packaging and technology, makeup packaging and technology, packing design and a special jury award.

The Beauty Circle Awards will pick winners in six categories - makeup product, skincare product, nail product, hair product, natural and organic, as well as the best beauty brand online.

Finalists for both groups will be announced on September 26, with winners of the Innovation Circle Awards announced on November 14 and winners of the Beauty Circle Awards named on November 15.

The Cosmoprof Awards competition is open to the participation of companies from all sectors of the beauty industry attending the Cosmoprof Asia 2017 show, from exhibitors of raw materials and formulation, to those involved in packaging and OEM, machinery, as well as finished products.

Cosmoprof Asia, the show dedicated to finished products (Perfumery and Cosmetics, Natural and Organic, Beauty Salon, Hair, Nail and Accessories), will run from November 15-17, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Meanwhile, Cosmopack Asia will be held at the AsiaWorld-Expo from November 14-16, and will give exposure to the entire supply chain in the beauty industry, from ingredients to contract manufacturing, from machinery to packaging.