Fifteen clusters and national associations for cosmetics and perfumery, representing more than 3700 companies across five continents, announced today the official launch of Global Cosmetics Cluster, a global network representing the whole value chain of the beauty industry: including extraction of ingredients, raw materials, formulation, manufacture, packaging, finished products, distribution and logistics, engineering / machine tools, assembly lines, testing and analysis / quality control, services, research and training.

The new association’s board is chaired by Cosmetic Valley (France) as President, with Beauty Cluster (Spain) as Treasurer, and Canadian Cosmetics Cluster as Secretary and is completed by Cosmetics Cluster UK.

Common projects

Global Cosmetics Cluster was founded and launched by Cosmetic Valley in 2016 to unite our strengths and resources, to share good practice in cosmetics, and to work on common projects. And this process will be all the more important in the context of the sanitary crisis that is bringing along new challenges, fostering a new balance of power in the cosmetics sector at global level, with new competitors, but also new opportunities. The challenges are difficult to overcome. We need to face them together. Global Cosmetic Clusters was set up to empower each of its members and make us collectively stronger,” said Marc-Antoine Jamet, President of Cosmetic Valley.

The purpose of this international network is “to increase international collaboration for business and research purposes by creating opportunities for networking and partnerships, thereby helping its members to grow.” It has been designed as a gateway to SME internationalization, a collaboration too for clusters, with the aim to become the international reference for cosmetics expertise.

The Global Cosmetics Cluster-Europe, which was formed in 2020 with the support of the COSME Programme of the EU Commission, will act as the GCC European branch.