The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) 43rd Annual Suppliers’ Day came to a successful conclusion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Showcasing the latest raw materials, ingredients, formulations and technical innovations the event attracted 7805 attendees representing 55 countries. The exhibit floor had 448 exhibitors with a 17% increase in net square footage space including near 100 new exhibitors and dozens of new product announcements.

The enthusiasm and excitement for Suppliers’ Day was evident throughout the Javits Center. Everyone was eager to meet in person and get back to business as well as learn about the latest industry trends and advancements,” said Giorgio Dell’Acqua, Chair of NYSCC.

The quality attendance and engagement as well as focus on sustainability at Suppliers’ Day was also praised by exhibitors. “I have been attending Suppliers’ Day for over 35 years, this one is special, to finally make connections in person. Also, there is so much innovation in the industry now and every supplier and booth is thinking about sustainability, it is a big push in the industry and consumers are pushing for it as much as the brands,” said Scott Tuchinsky, Business Head Consumer Care, North America, Croda.

Attendance has been great this year and Suppliers’ Day is an important platform for seeing where the industry is heading. It is going to be all about being natural, green and sustainable,” added Neslihan Utkan, Business Director, Consumer Care, Clariant.

60 hours of educational program

With more than 60 hours of programming, the educational program at Suppliers’ Day had something to offer for everyone in the industry. Sessions in the Presentation Theater included the Discover Sustainability, World of Chemistry, IBA Regulatory & Compliance Update and the Innovations from the Exhibit Floor that highlighted some of the dozens of new products announcements that were made at the event.

Digital Age of Beauty returned with presentations on digital tools and innovative technologies that influence product development, including AI, VR and a presentation on “The Good Face App - Where Consumers Drive R&D.” Microbiome: Inside Out Beauty featured the Skin Trust Club, a unique skin health tracking app powered by Labskin and included a talk by Dr. Elsa Jungman of ELSI Skin Health, the first microbiome-friendly US consumer brand. The INDIE 360 program covered every angle of launching and sustaining a brand and featured founders Dr. Brent Ridge, Beekman 1802 and Stephanie Lee, of Selfmade.

Two advanced courses were specifically curated by the NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee and took deep dives into In-vitro Modeling to Predict Clinical Outcome as well as Natural Colorants. The Lunch & Learn on Hair: Textured, Curly, Straight? What You Need to Know! was standing room only and PCPC and IKW presented their popular class on Essential Elements of Cosmetic Regulation, Safety Assessment, and Quality Assurance. For the first time, there was a Poster Presentation Pavilion with scheduled session times with the authors for attendees to learn more about skin care, clean and green, CBD, sustainability and other relevant topics.

Virtual Suppliers’ Day

Launched on Monday, May 9th, Virtual Suppliers’ Day attracted hundreds of new attendees. For on-site attendees at the Javits Center it was also a chance to revisit with exhibitors or catch content they may have missed during show days.

Plans are already underway for the 2023 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day taking place May 2-3, again at the Javits Center, with more than 80% exhibitors already resigned.