in-cosmetics Asia makes cosmetics strides with R&D tours

By Natasha Spencer

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in-cosmetics Asia makes cosmetics strides with R&D tours
Launching a new experience for research and development (R&D) executives, the event’s organisers will provide an interactive and in-depth look at the leading formulation technologies.

Event organisers Reed Exhibitions launches daily R&D tours at the three-day in-cosmetics Asia event, which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand between 31st October-1st November 2018. It will tailor these tours for cosmetics chemists.

Innovation influence

Noting how these industry professionals are “under pressure to deliver innovation to meet this increasing demand”​, coupled with beauty brands eyeing up the APAC area, in-cosmetics Asia will showcase exclusive 90-minute tours to provide comprehensive insights on the evolving cosmetics sector. 

Local market trends, industry wins and consumer choices merge to influence new product developments and formulation decisions in Asia. Ingredients, textures and technologies will be at the forefront of these new and exclusive R&D tours to provide cutting-edge insights.

Rouah al-Waheel, a leading industry cosmetic chemist, will lead and curate each of the daily R&D tours. Visitors will receive engaging and up to date commentary on new ingredients, followed by a question and answer session to glean further information.

Hot trends

These three core topics have been selected based on cosmetic shopper choice and those proving popular with professionals and buyers via innovation and uptake.

Biotechnology Actives will be sponsored by cosmetic ingredient developer, Mibelle. Concentrating on next-generation ingredients comprising molecularly-identical, natural ingredients, the R&D tour aims to advocate and promote the positive impact that active properties can have on skin care and cosmetic developments. 

Flavours, fragrances, and active cosmetic ingredients manufacturer, Givaudan, will sponsor Leadership in Microbiomics. Discussing the power of the body’s natural bacteria is prevalent in the food and beverage industry. Now, in-cosmetics Asia seeks to relay these transferable capabilities in the skin care and cosmetics creations by using skin-friendly bacteria.

Natural ingredients including paraben-free ingredients, synthetic ingredients creations, fragrances or nano-particles are also in demand due to safety concerns. This has led to the increasing emergence of free-from claims. At the event, these R&D tours will communicate sourcing, production processes and EWG ratings.

Influencing new formulations

“The R&D Tours are designed to ensure that formulators don’t miss any exhibitors showcasing ingredients essential to their future NPD (new product development)”,​ Sarah Gibson, Exhibition Director at in-cosmetics Asia commented.

Identifying these leading trends amongst Asian and global cosmetics industry personnel, Gibson highlighted: “By grouping the tours according to these three core industry trends, we’re delving into some of the most exciting new ingredient launches, helping visitors find the most innovative technology and maximising their time at, and investment in attending, the show.”

For more information on this October’s in-cosmetics Asia show, visit

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