The 2023 edition of the in-cosmetics Korea trade show recorded its largest attendance since its inception in 2015.
Coming to a close in Seoul on 14 July, the event attracted 10,823 unique visitors - a 27% increase on the previous year - for the three days of the show.
Demonstrating the event’s global focus, 56% of the 281 ingredient suppliers and manufacturers and one in ten visitors (13%) to the event had travelled from outside Korea.
“Each theatre, zone, and corner of the event were packed with enthused visitors in a way like never before, and the diversity reflected in attendees and scientific offerings is testament to the meticulous, laser-sharp focus the show has in APAC cosmetic ingredient trends,” said in-cosmetics Korea director Sarah Gibson.
“With 95% of next year’s exhibition space sold already, in-cosmetics Korea is showing no signs of slowing - and we look forward to returning next year with even more scientific knowledge and innovation,” he added.
At the in-cosmetics Korea Best Ingredient Awards, Gattefossé won the functional category accolade for its Emulium Demolea MB, a versatile ingredient that reduces skin stress and promotes long-term soothing.
In the active category, Givaudan took home the gold award for its PrimalHyal Hydra[+], an ingredient which presents an innovative way to bring the popular hyaluronic acid into rinse-off skincare.
Silver was awarded to RAHN-Group's Perfeline-Fit, a biomimetic way to strengthen the micro-vessels in human skin.
The bronze award was presented to joint winners Vytrus Biotech for Photobiome - the microbiota photoprotector; and TriBeaute for its RedoxySense W.