Natural, Sustainability and Asiatic Influences: Key trends from in-cosmetics® Global

Natural, Sustainability and Asiatic Influences: Key trends from in-cosmetics® Global

(Posted on 21/04/17)

Yet again, in-cosmetics® Global, did not disappoint.

The leading personal care ingredients event, which took place earlier this month (April 2017), demonstrated a new world of innovation in ingredients and technologies. Over 800 international exhibitors showcased the up and coming trends set to shape the cosmetics industry in 2017 and beyond. 

2017 is an important year for Cornelius, marking 20 years of innovation for the Cornelius Innovations Lab and exhibiting at in-cosmetics Global proved the perfect occasion to celebrate. Our stand theme demonstrated Cornelius capabilities to visitors, highlighting how we’ve always been one step ahead of the latest cosmetic trends. And of course, we shared what we expect the future of cosmetics to hold.

Our skin ink temporary tattoo formulation proved very popular with visitors, who showed a keen interest in sampling its ease of application, colour effects and longevity first hand. Of course, this was not the only new solution on display at the event. Here are other key trends that stood out for us: 


'The natural trend is still going strong and was the focus of many formulations, especially those to be found in the Innovations Zone. Natural was also a strong theme on the Cornelius stand with visitors able to take part in our 'Silicone Elastomer Challenge'. Our natural alternative formulation was placed amongst other emulsions, challenging visitors to decipher which was Silicone free. (See image below). 


Sustainability was in the spotlight at in-cosmetics Global, especially in relation to the use of palm oils. One company leading the way in the sustainability arena is OLVEA Vegetable Oils. OLVEA had a very busy show, with its vegetable oils from conventional, sustainable or organic sources attracting a lot of attention. Of note, the company has set up global and sustainable supply chains in Morocco and Burkina Faso to further its commitment to sustainable development.

Asiatic influences

Mintel’s trend area at the show demonstrated that the Asian market continues to influence the cosmetics industry on a global scale. Take Belif Rose Gemma Concentrate Oil by LG Household & Health Care, for example. Its pleasant watery oil texture smells as lovely as it looks!

Cornelius created a similar essence last year which featured in our innovative waters kit. This kit was based on the South Korean trend for light, watery oil textures.

As demonstrated on stand at in-cosmetics Global, Cornelius is one step ahead of many industry trends. If you’re ready to launch the next big thing ahead of the game, please contact our forward-thinking care team for more information.