The 2011 edition of In-Cosmetics Asia, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from December 14 to 16, welcomed 3,865 people from 53 countries. According to the organisers, 2,825 visitors came from Thailand and 1,040 travelled from across the globe, undeterred by the floods which led to the postponement of the event from its original date.
With 266 companies from 29 countries, representing an increase of 13% on the number of exhibitors at the 2010 show, In-Cosmetics Asia 2011 was also the biggest in the event’s history, occupying 3,329m2 at Bangkok’s International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).
For the first time this year, the organisers partnered with SPC Asia to award the show’s best new cosmetic ingredients. The award aims at recognising the development of a novel active or functional ingredient which combines science and product features that demonstrate benefits to manufacturers and end-users. Three winners were selected among eight finalists by a panel of industry experts.
Lonza Ltd won the Gold award with ReGeniStem Red Rice, a sustainable anti-ageing active derived from Himalayan Red Rice cultivated in a bioreactor. The silver prize went to Lipotec with Adifyline, a novel rejuvenating hexapeptide; and Bronze to Unipex with Capixyl, a unique active complex designed to prevent and stop the hair loss process and stimulate hair growth.
The 2012 edition of In-Cosmetics Asia will take place in Bangkok on 6-8 November.