This year again, in-cosmetics Global served as a global launch pad for the personal care and cosmetic industry – from industry giants such as Ashland, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, Lubrizol, Nouryon, and Symrise, to SMEs and start-ups – to unveil innovations and new products.

At-show launches

Among the ingredients unveiled during the show, let’s mention the three brand new active ingredients unveiled by US-based personal care formulation expert, Grant Industries: Granactive Retinoid Pro+, Bakuchiol Ester BCR, a natural retinol alternative and combination of Bakuchuyl Salicylate and Vitamin F Glyceryl Esters, and Gransense TC-55C/C.

Ashland launched three new products: perfectyl biofunctional, styleze es-forza ingredient, and n-durance es-repair ingredient while Evonik presented its growing biosolutions portfolio, focusing on biotech actives and eco-friendly biosurfactants. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia-based Alula Peregrina, showcased its recently launched Virgin AlUla Peregrina Oil, rich in gondoic acid, which can be found in a number of luxury products on the market.

Among the notable innovations from the French market was Givaudan Active Beauty’s Silk-iCare, a vegan silk protein aimed at ’protecting and repairing’ the skin. The company also unveiled Neuroglow, an active ingredient designed to safely replicate the positive effects of the sun and achieve a sought-after glow, along with Illuminyl 388, a highly potent skin-brightening prebiotic offering a range of benefits. Meanwhile, Actichem introduced Resvinia, a groundbreaking natural hair care ingredient sourced from upcycled French vine shoots.

A selection of other at-show launches is available in our latest event report and in our pre-show special issue.

In the Testing, Regulation & Lab Zone, Skinobs launched its Skinobs V2.0 platform, an enhanced version of the original aimed at optimising evaluation projects and expanding knowledge of tests.

Conference theatres

The event’s core pillars—science, sustainability, and innovation—were reflected in the show’s dedicated conference theatres which offered live seminars, interactive workshops, Q&As, and panels across the three days. Specialists from Mintel, Pierre Fabre, Mibelle Biochemistry, The Green Chemist Consultancy, Kline, Euromonitor International, Lubrizol Life Science and many more, touched on topics from cosmetic science and sustainability to technological advancement, AI, market intelligence, and beyond.

Over 90 Technical Seminars shared scientific findings and offered inspiration for new product formulations.

The R&D Tours explored Neurocosmetics, Advancement in Microbiome, and Skinification of the Scalp. Visitors were led across the show floor to visit exhibitors showcasing their solutions within these trends.

Bustling with crowds, the highly sought-after Marketing Trends Theatre revealed some of the key trends influencing the industry today; neurocosmetics, wellness, ageing, and natural beauty.

Innovation Zone

At the heart of the event, the Innovation Zone set the stage for a record-breaking showcase of 198 new and recently launched active and functional ingredients from the likes of LipoTrue, Mibelle Biochemistry, Provital, Biodiversité, Laboratoires Expanscience, Colonial Chemical Inc, Eurofragance SLU, Givaudan Active Beauty, Hallstar Beauty, and more. Each ingredient was entered into the in-cosmetics Global Innovation Zone Best Active Ingredient Award and Innovation Zone Best Functional Ingredient Award 2024.

Scooping the Gold award for the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award Active Ingredients category was raw materials and ingredients manufacturer, dsm-firmenich, for its Eterwell Youth. In the Functional Ingredients category, specialty chemicals leader,Evonik, secured first prize for its Ecohance Remo XP, a versatile and mild ingredient that functions as a rheology modifier, hydrophilic emollient, and sensory enhancer. The full list of winners can be found here.

"This year’s event was a resounding success. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our exhibitors and visitors, which is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. It is truly amazing to facilitate the world’s leading event that promotes cosmetic science, innovation, and sustainability, and on behalf of everyone at in-cosmetics Global, it has been a pleasure to once again provide a platform for the global cosmetics and personal care community to connect, learn, and innovate together. We’re looking forward to welcoming our industry again to in-cosmetics Global 2025 in Amsterdam,” said Roziani Zulkifli, Event Director of in-cosmetics Global.