Skincare- a routine that has become embedded into manyconsumers’ daily routine, as they striveto replenish the skin’s natural glow.

There are a whole plethora of products on the market that cater to the needs of consumers, from cleansers to moisturisers, hydrating masks to supplements. They form a sizable market and projections suggest it will reach $130 billion by next year. Human or animal, the skin is the largest organ of the body and needs proper nourishment, hence why most of us are willing to go the extra mile for a flawless complexion.  

Pets are no exception. After they’ve splashed in a muddy puddle or retrieved a ball for the umpteenth time, it makes sense to bathe them with a product that cares for their skin and conditions their coat.

13 million UK households keep pets according to a report conducted by the Pet Food Manufacturing Association. The figures reveal that Britain’s favourite remains the dog.

Pets, whether big or small, can be quite complicated to care for. Dogs, for example, have ninecommon causes of skin problems: fleas, mange, ringworm, food allergies, environmental allergies, bacterial skin infections, yeast infections, dandruff and autoimmune disorders.

This begs the question, why not invest in a skincare system for your pet?

Cornelius offers a range of ingredients for pet pampering lotions and potions which will be on show at SCS Formulate 2018.Trevor Barker, Technical Business Development Manager at Cornelius, will also give a presentation on animal care during day two of the show.  

And here are fiveon trend products to promote healthy skin for your pet:

Lintbells, Yumega (Dogs & Cats)

Yumega’s formula contains a unique range of supplements,such as Omega 3 and 6, andbeneficial oils to promote healthy nourished skin, a shiny coat and can ease moulting. The incorporation of Yumega into a pet care routine is sure to get any companion looking their best.  

Showmaster, Skin Care Wipes (Horses)

Horses are a pricey investment and require optimum health, especially when it comes to the skin – a beneficial element to their performance both as pets and during competition. Skin Care wipes from Showmaster use an infusion of aloe vera, almond oil and jojoba oil to promote healthy skin production and protect areas of high sensitivity such as the eyes, nostrils and genitalia. The perfect companion to a healthy show-ready horse. 

Vita Paws, Advanced Coat and Skin (Cats)

From sunning themselves in next door’s garden to sprinting down muddy footpaths, our feline friends expose themselves to multiple forms of bacteria. Skin forms the major preventative barrier against infection. Capsules from Vita Paws incorporate Omegas 3 & 6, Vitamins B & E, alongside beneficial fatty acids and Biotin to support the maintenance of a healthy coat and supple skin. All of which give a cat’s fur a noticeably glossy lustre.

Coatex, Aloe & Oatmeal shampoo (Dogs & Cats)

The multipurpose formula is a great staple for any pet loverand themild solution can helpcombat puppy scalewithout causing further skin irritation, whilst also offering adetangling action for longer-haired breeds. Being soap free and containing a neutral PH, this shampoo nourishes the skin of dogs and cats whether dry or sensitive. 

ShowBloom (Rabbits)

ShowBloom’s unique range of supplements aims to improve the quality of a rabbit’s fur and skin. Proteins, vitamins and minerals nourish and firm up the skin, while promoting healthy muscle development and better digestion. This purely natural feed is a great way to get a rabbitready for best-in-show.

So where does the future of pet skincare stand?

The annual spend on pet services for 2017 totalled $6.11 billion globally and is growing every year. This growth has led to an emerging luxury marketas pet-owners become more willing todig deep for premium spa-like treatments for their pets.

Just like the skincare market for humans has evolved to encompass tends and ingredients from around the world, it is likely that the pet care market will continue to take similar inspiration. Cornelius looks forward to working with its Principals to develop bold, unique formulations for this exciting market. 

SCS is the UK’s largest cosmetics fair bringing together the wonderful world of cosmetics, around a focus on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services for personal care. 

Cornelius will be exhibiting their latest innovations in pet pampering and skincare throughout the 2-day event, November 13th-14th. The newly formulated animal care kit will be on show, as will other pet-focused products, inspired by the latest trends. 

Trevor Barker’s presentation, entitled ‘Animal Crackers! A guide to Animal Care’, will be held in room A, at 2:30pm November 14th. Trevor will provide an engaging insight into animal care evolvements and highlight the predictions of market expansion over the coming years. 

For further information on Cornelius’ pooch pampering innovations, or to find out more about their involvement with SCSFormulate2018, head over to