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(28 March 2023 - 30 March 2023 )
Location: Spain , Barcelona
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions

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In-cosmetics 2023 will take place between 28.03.2023 and 30.03.2023 in Barcelona, Spain. In-cosmetics will be in an in-person format without a strict COVID-19 prevention plan in place. This is due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related restrictions.

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In-cosmetics is the leading trade show for professionals working in the cosmetics sector. It is an annual fair that takes place in a different city in the world. Among them are European cities such as Barcelona, Paris, and Amsterdam. The trade show attracts many attendees who gather to discover new developments. Recent developments include ingredients, fragrances, and laboratory equipment. In-cosmetics is additionally an international platform for expanding specialist knowledge. 

Business Profile of the Event

In-cosmetics attracts over 800 leading manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of raw materials. It is the meeting location for professionals such as technicians, consultants, and producers. The fair attracts many start-ups and leading companies, such as Estée Lauder, L'Oréal, and Unilever. Glossier and Korres also attend the fair often as exhibitors or speakers. 

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In-cosmetics can help professionals to expand their business by meeting international suppliers. It also allows them to discover new techniques, equipment, and ingredients. Furthermore, by attending the fair, professionals can gain valuable insight from global specialists. This includes information about the latest trends and solutions. In-cosmetics is also the main meeting hub for discussing, comparing, and evaluating formulations. 

In-cosmetics is a dynamic trade show with an extensive support programme. It includes a diverse range of events. This frequently includes over 20 formulation lab sessions and marketing trend presentations. It also includes over 80 seminars with speakers such as Kristin Neumann. 

One of the main events is the trade show’s exhibition. It is where over 700 exhibitors showcase their latest products. Typically, the exhibition has different zones and pavilions to make navigating easier. The zones feature locations such as the Fragrance Zone, the Lab Zone, and the Innovation Zone. The Fragrance Zone is the exhibition space dedicated to leading fragrance suppliers. It is where visitors can learn about new scents and trends while sampling products. The Lab Zone is the exhibition space for the latest lab equipment developments. The area can be of help to attendees seeking to improve personal care product production. Visitors can examine at raw materials in the Innovation Zone.

Besides the Zones, the exhibition event of In-cosmetics frequently includes regional pavilions. The pavilions gather in one location, suppliers from the same geographical. The pavilions include countries such as South Korea, Brazil, and Spain. They additionally feature South Africa, Colombia, Peru, and Tunisia. Such pavilions allow exhibitors to reach their target audience while reducing costs. It also allows visitors to find suppliers for a specific region and save time. 

Besides the exhibition, In-cosmetics features many educational events. These include tours where professional guides aid visitors in navigating the event. Among them is the R&D tours, where guides lead visitors to exhibitors related to a trend of interest. These include trends such as sustainability or DIY solutions. There is also the Indie Trail. It is a trail that allows visitors to find companies who support smaller productions. 

Often, In-cosmetics includes areas of interest that serve dual purposes. Among them are the Sensory Bar, the Make-up Bar, and the Sustainability Corner. The Sensory Bar is the location for examining new sensations. It features products with innovative personal care formulations that provide new sensory experiences. These can include new fragrances, tastes, or textures. The Bar is also the location for displaying products nominated for the Sensory Bar Award. 

Similar is the Make-up Bar. It is the dedicated zone for colour cosmetics, including new pigments and technologies. Visitors can examine new shades for eyeshadows, foundations, lip lacquers and nail varnishes. Like the Sensory Bar, this zone also shows products nominated for the Make-Up Award.

The Sustainability Corner is an educational and showcasing area. It is the location for examining or showing innovative and sustainable products. This includes raw materials, ready formulations, products, and equipment. The area serves as the showcasing area for nominees for the Green Ingredient Award. It furthermore features the Sustainability Corner Presentations. This is a series of presentations led by industry leaders, such as Janice Wang. Often, the topics of the Presentations include subjects such as “What's next on sustainable, future-proof sun protection?”.

Another event of interest is the Marketing Trends Presentations. The presentations allow visitors to gain insights into the latest trends and figures. They also provide the newest market analysis reports and research data. This allows attendees to learn about new product development opportunities. Visitors should not overlook attending the Technical Seminars when visiting. The Seminars allow them to find inspiration for new formulations or alternative solutions. Each seminar is lead by leading professionals such as raw material suppliers. The Seminars provide a detailed overview of important personal care ingredients. 

Many areas are showcase zones for products nominated for the In-cosmetics Global awards. The Awards acknowledge the innovation and creative efforts of professionals. It includes 4 categories:

  • Green Ingredient
  • Sensory Bar Award
  • Make-up Award
  • Innovation Zone Best Ingredient. 

The Green Ingredient Award rewards ingredients that have made a significant environmental difference. The ingredients should be no older than 2 years and have current applications. Each nominee must prove the difference made by the ingredient. 

Similar in intent is the Innovation Zone Best Ingredient. Each nominated ingredient must blend innovative science and product features. The blending must provide benefits to manufacturers and end-users.

In-cosmetics is a trade show that is a must-attend for cosmetics professionals. These include lab technicians, R&D experts, raw material suppliers, manufacturers, and others. Start-ups can look forward to quite a few events in the support programme. Among them is the In-cosmetics Global Awards, the exhibition, and the Tours. 

Your Hotel Room in Barcelona, Paris, and Amsterdam 

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific need. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Barcelona, Paris, and Amsterdam with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Fira Barcelona, Paris expo Porte de Versailles, and Amsterdam RAI for a quicker commute. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.


In-Cosmetics is an annual event organised by Reed Exhibitions Limited for 3 days. It takes place in different cities such as Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris, and others. Each edition takes place at a leading venue, such as the Fira Barcelona – Gran Via. Visiting hours for the trade show is between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm for the first 2 days. The last day of the event has visiting hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. 

Every venue where In-cosmetics takes place has a convenient location. For example, Fira Barcelona is a 21-minute bus journey from Barcelona International Airport. Likewise, you can reach Amsterdam RAI in 10 minutes from the central railway station by metro.

Each of the cities where the trade show takes place is easy to navigate. This is due to their extensive public transport systems. For example, Barcelona's public transport consists of regular buses, trams, metros, and taxis. Each event city has transport links that make travelling convenient and often time-saving. For example, you can reach Barcelona Airport from the city centre in 25 minutes by bus. Each city the trade show takes place in offers accommodation and dining options. These include hotels, apartments, guest houses and hostels. Dining options include breweries, clubs, restaurants, diners, bars, and other eateries. When visiting one of In-cosmetics’ trade show cities, opt for popular hotel areas. For example, when staying in Barcelona, consider neighbourhoods such as El Raval. 

Audience and Statistics

In-Cosmetics is a high-profile event that receives many attendees from the cosmetics industry. For example, the 2019 edition featured 843 exhibitors and 22,701 visitors. One hundred and fourteen countries represented the attendant group at the trade show. Among them were nations such as France, the UK, South Korea, Brazil, Spain, and South Africa. Countries such as Colombia, Peru, Tunisia, and the Netherlands also send trade delegates. 

Past Editions


In-cosmetics took place in Paris between 05.04.2022 and 07.04.2022. The event featured Covid-19 safety measures, such as attendees needing to wear face masks. The edition received 8,091 visitors and 732 personal care suppliers. 57% of the visitors represented foreign countries.


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