The only exhibition in South Korea dedicated to personal care ingredients will focus on skin care, suncare, global trends and regulations.
in-cosmetics Korea is due to take place at the Coex Exhibition Centre in Seoul from June 15-16.
It will feature 17 presentations, mainly by international speakers, discussing personal care trends, ingredient developments, technical solutions and cosmetic regulations.
Suncare is worth US$8.7bn and accounted for 10 percent of the global skincare market in 2013, according to figures from Datamonitor. Asia figures prominently in the skin-whitening market.
The seminar programme will explore how to achieve the required aesthetics and SPF within the required budget when formulating sunscreens.
American speciality chemicals manufacturer Lubrizol’s presentation will explore how high concentrations of UV filters negatively impact stability, sensorial aspects and texture whilst Hallstar’s session on the same day will highlight a method designed to assist in stabilizing sunscreen UV filters.
Two further presentations by fatty esters manufacturer Stearinerie Dubois and the Dow Chemical Company will look at esters and sun filters and products that boost UVA/UVB protection.
Asia’s high levels of air pollution are now a serious concern for consumers, as environmental factors are thought to cause visible signs of ageing.
Jean-Francois Molina from French biotechnology company Solabia will be outlining cosmetic solutions that can help reduce these factors in his presentation on “facing the 21st century urban plague: pollution”.
Also Dr Rosenberger from DSM Nutritional Products will be addressing the issue in his presentation on “cell cleaning”.
Forecasts point to Asia accounting for 80 percent of global skincare revenue gains by the year 2019 and consumers are increasingly demanding better results from their skincare regime. Mikel Gorrostiaga from Lipotec will give a presentation on a biotechnological ingredient designed to achieve a reduction and deposition of melanin in the skin.
Diane Park from market research firm Mintel will review the key global beauty trends set to impact the industry in 2015 and beyond, with examples of product innovation from around the globe also outlining the new “convergence and divergence” trend giving more control to consumers for their beauty rituals based on their personal needs.
It can be difficult to navigate the labyrinth of cosmetic regulations around the world. With this in mind, Belinda Pilmore from the Institute of Personal Care Science will outline the current cosmetic regulations in the EU and USA and provide a documentation checklist focusing on compliance, PIF, safety evaluation and registration, giving Korean cosmetic manufacturers a solid and practical overview of the hurdles along the way.
Sarah Gibson, Exhibition Director, in-cosmetics Korea said, “We are confident that the range of hot topics covered during the seminar programme will provide solutions but also inspire and trigger new ideas amongst our visitors because it will focus on global issues with the Korean market in mind.”