Article by: Perry Romanowski

In-cosmetics Korea, Coex Hall B, 159 Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-731, Korea, 6-7 July 2016

In-cosmetics returns for its second exhibition in Korea from 6-7 July 2016. The free-to-attend event will showcase the latest products in the personal care ingredient industry. With more than 4,000 visitors expected and 200 suppliers on show, the event will feature a wealth of ingredients and formulations and the latest scientific developments. in-cosmetics korea

Korea’s cosmetic industry is certainly in the spotlight as the boom in its domestic market is predicted to continue. The global cosmetics market has grown by 3.8 percent over the last decade to £142.39bn, according to a report from EY, with Koreans spending the most on skincare in comparison to any other nation. Anti-ageing and anti-pollution products are now the prime focus for Koreans, as is the use of color in cosmetics, and this will be in evidence at in-cosmetics Korea.

With exhibitors hailing from countries including Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA, there will be plenty of hot new international but also local products showcased at this year’s event.

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science and the in-cosmetics Group’s Official Technical Advisor, believes the exhibition will house a number of innovative and exciting products. Given the trends in Korea on antipollution and anti-ageing, it’s no wonder that there are several emerging products focusing on the topic. Givaudan’s product Neurophroline is one to watch. The science behind this product works to brighten and reduce stress through neuro-cosmetics.

Similarly, Gattefossé’s Gatuline Renew is a new product that targets anti-ageing from a different scientific approach for visible benefits. With skin-type sensitivity also a priority for many manufacturers and consumers, Incospharm Corp’s products Aquatide and Aquatide TripleShield use new technology, addressing ageing and pollution, as well as catering for different skin types. With millennials in Korea focusing on individualised care and personalised cosmetics, Incospharm Corp is clearly on trend.

With the health concerns and awareness of UV and blue light, it is little wonder that skin protection is the latest emerging interest in the industry. Greentech’s Solilberine is a new product focused solely on this issue. Finally, SpecChem Industry’s SpecAWK Plus is a multi-functional, natural, traditional Chinese medicine approach to address all skin concerns.

But it’s not just the products that are a talking point. With 25 percent of exhibitors new to the show this year, visitors will be able to meet and network with companies they may never have had a chance to meet before. They include:


  • AB Speciality Silicones from the USA (Stand E71), a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of specialty silicone chemicals. Its core brand is Andisil®, a series of vinyl and speciality polymers.
  • Astier Demarest from France (Stand H17) is situated in Grasse – the world’s capital of perfume in the South of France. The company specialises in aromatic raw materials including natural products such as conventional and organic essential oils and extracts, as well as aromatic chemicals.
  • Croda from Singapore (Stand E70) skin, sun and haircare technologists create patented technologies designed to answer market trends. Beyond speciality ingredients, Croda offers formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support.
  • KCI from South Korea (Stand H70), established in 1985, is a leading manufacturer of speciality chemicals. Its products range from cationic guar polymers to polyglicerine, PGL and fatty acid esters and preservatives.
  • Lamberti Group from South Korea (Stand K30) is a manufacturer of speciality chemicals which provides a wide range of ingredients for the cosmetic industry. These comprise thickeners to stabilisers, conditioners, emollients, solubilisers, emulsifiers, guar gum derivatives, acrylic polymers and natural surfactants.
  • Morechem, also from South Korea (Stand C20) specialises in cosmetic ingredients based on sustainable resources from mother nature. Products are developed via various extraction processes, fermentation, bio-conversion, isolation and encapsulation of actives (stabilisation and solubilisation).
  • Neelikon Food Dyes and Chemicals from India (Stand L28) is a producer of dyes, lakes and pigments for colour cosmetic and personal care applications. Its colours are sold in over 100 countries through distributors or their own sales offices in the UK and China.
  • Sirius from France (Stand J18) offers unparalleled knowledge in the field of natural products with its range of 100 percent pure and organic essential oils and essential vanilla. Its oils and floral essences include resins, poultices, vanilla spices and medicinal herbs.
  • Spec-Chem Industry from China (Stand G40) is a high-tech enterprise with R&D, production and personal care ingredients. It develops ingredients for application in skin-whitening, anti-ageing and other personal care product ingredients and supplies the likes of L’Oréal and Estée Lauder.
  • UL Information & Insights from the USA (Stand F80) offers access to the essential data necessary to make informed choices about sources and materials. Its solutions provide information on thousands of ingredients, materials, components and finished products.

Belinda Carli said: “South Korea is a hot-spot for innovative trends and revolutionary personal care product concepts. in-cosmetics Korea is the place to be to see new material launches and exciting product ideas that are sure to become the ‘next-big-thing’ in the personal care world.”

For full information about in-cosmetics Korea’s exhibitors, visit

The event will open at 10am on 6 and 7 July, closing at 6pm. Visit to register for free by 1 July.


About the Author

Perry Romanowski

Perry has been formulating cosmetic products and inventing solutions to solve consumer problems since the early 1990’s. Additionally, he has written and edited numerous articles and books, taught continuing education classes for industry scientists, and developed successful websites. His latest book is Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry 3rd Edition published by Allured.

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