Cosmetic 360 , the trade show dedicated to cosmetic innovation, brought together around 4, 000 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors on October 12 and 13, 2022 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France.

Reduction of the global carbon footprint, shorter supply chain circuits, innovative supply chains, improved waste management, reduction of transport and packaging pollution: this year, cosmetic makers were the best supporters of more responsible models.

Waterless cosmetics

At a time when the impact associated with water consumption linked to aesthetic products is a major issue for our industry, with global warming heaping added pressure on freshwater resources, anhydrous formulations were ubiquitous, coming in several formats, such as powders , sticks, and tablets.

ABC Texture , with regard to instance, showcased a reinvented cushion wby remonving the particular applicator thanks to a memory shape desert texture free from silicone. With a natural origin index of at least 97%, the formula offers a soft focus powder effect.

Global Beauty Consulting , which had presented at Luxe Pack Monaco, an anti-aging serum in a stick, in partnership with Superga Elegance and Cosmogen , this time explored the potential of powders for the formulation associated with anhydrous make-up products.

Inavive Lab launched an eco-designed solid sunscreen free of water plus chemical filters. The formula protects the particular marine environment and will be suitable for the whole family from the age of three. The format is less bulky than liquid sunscreens and avoids generating plastic waste.

Marie Pratt Cosmetics highlighted their solid sunscreen stick (SPF30) free from chemical filter systems. The 100% natural formula is non-greasy and streak-free upon application and is ideal for cardboard packaging.

As for Laboratoires Paris Dôme , a new complete range of solid cosmetics was in the spotlight: wet natural powder, dry powder, cold saponification, hot pouring, soluble micellar water or shower gel, a shampoo stick, soluble skin cream, etc.

Lyophitech presented its freeze-drying solution designed to support manufacturers. The technology transforms plant extracts and formulations into tablets that are easy to handle and dose.

Nuwen put the particular spotlight the focus was on a new format of cleansing gel: the soluble tablet allowing to reduce product packaging without impacting the sensory qualities from the product. Its minimalistic and highly nature-based formula contains only essential ingredients plus sulfate-free surfactants for a good excellent foaming effect.

The particular must-see product at Technature was a hand cleanser formulation in the form of strong beads that melt when they come into contact with water and transform into a cleansing foam. Two of them are enough in order to clean one’s hands.

Technature also presents a hydrogel stay formulated with red algae. Its ultra-fresh film-forming effect allows quick and targeted application to the eye contour area.

Upcycled formulas

Upcycling confirmed to be the fast-growing trend in cosmetics,.

For instance, Alpol Cosmétique has shown along with its new Upcycl’Care range, that it is possible to formulate skincare products with upcycled ingredients that are not limited to active ingredients.

Portugal’s HPRD (Health Products Research plus Development) displayed an exfoliant using the particular cherry pits upcycled from by-products of the food industry.

For its part, JRS Rettenmaier exhibited a series of minimalist formulas, free of surfactants and fragrances, and very pleasing towards the senses, based on apple by-products for highly recycled natural cosmetics.

Eventually, Sarbec Cosmetics debuted a 100% natural cream enriched with upcycled “hyperactive” pomegranate with the soft plus melting texture for day-to-day skincare.

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