in-cosmetics Korea

When? 13/06/2018 - 15/06/2018
Where? Coex, Seoul, South Korea
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K-beauty continues its quest to be the best of the best at
in-cosmetics Korea 2018
The education programme aims to help k-beauty professionals develop new skills and create leading products for the global market
Korean beauty professionals who are looking to further their careers through practical learning and a better understanding of global consumer trends should attend this year’s in-cosmetics Korea education programme.
Dozens of industry leaders from around the world will come together in Seoul from 13-15 June to take their turn on stage in the event’s Marketing Trends & Regulations Seminars, Formulation Lab and Technical Seminars.
The three-day programme opens with a brand new Formulation Day on 13 June which will deliver a series of exclusive sessions, presenting cosmetic chemists with the latest formulation techniques, processes and developments.
Formulation Day 2018
Kicking off proceedings in the Marketing Trends & Regulations Theatre will be Professor Jin Woong Kim from the highly respected Hanyang University. He will give fascinating insight into how cosmetic chemists can stabilise and emulsify with colloid surfactants, before Mintel takes the floor to discuss cosmeceutical trends in China. Later, Dong Wook Shin from AmorePacific R&D Centre will focus on protection of the skin with emphasis on understanding the extrinsic factors for improving aged skin.

Meanwhile in in-cosmetics Korea’s purpose-built Formulation Lab, Belinda Carli, a director at the highly acclaimed Institute of Personal Care Science, will host three not-to-be-missed sessions. She will help chemists solve common formulation problems and then create unique customisable formulations, before demonstrating how to create unique liposomes that incorporate a specific combination of actives. In addition, Hemant Jagadish Deshmukh, Scientist - Hair Care at Ashland Singapore Pte Ltd, will give attendees an exclusive demonstration of how its ClearHance C technology can be used in a highly effective micellar shampoo.

in-cosmetics Korea will also put on Live Sensory Formulation Demonstrations throughout the show. These represent a unique opportunity to discover formulations with innovative and transforming textures, new sensations, heating/cooling properties as well as pigments with a strong visual impact.
With a line-up full of innovative products and ideas, Yuka Matsuyama, Research & Development at Japan Corn Starch Co, will be up on the first day with a replacement for microbeads called Pearl Starch. The audience will also get to see GELTRAP – a new patented technology from SEPPIC acting as a gel-in-oil emulsion with a high water content. This will be presented by Carla Perez, Asia Pacific Beauty Care Technical Manager for SEPPIC Asia.
All these sessions and more are free to attend when registered for the event.
Marketing Trends & Regulations Theatre
K-beauty manufacturers keen to expand their presence outside of the region will be enlightened by Euromonitor International’s presentation on 14 June. The research consultancy’s Beauty & Fashion Research Analyst, Lisa Hong, will uncover key insights into the skincare industry, as well as exploring the strengths and weaknesses in its global expansion. Complementing this session will be Ju Rhyu, the Founder/CEO of Inside the Raum LLC, who will explain how to create a winning growth strategy for the US.
Jorge Larranaga, Deputy Director, Number Three Company, will take a session on the sustainable sourcing of cosmetic ingredients in Asia for successful formulations while Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, will educate attendees on picking the right preservative.
Elsewhere, with the colour cosmetics category ready to explode in Korea, Chaewon Lee, Marketing & Sales Director – Korea at Beautystreams, will uncover some of the colour trends set to come to the fore in spring/summer 2019. And, April Guo, Cosmetics Regulatory Affairs Manager of CIRS, will cover the latest Chinese cosmetic regulations and how they will affect exports from Korea.
Technical excellence
For those looking to better understand the technical information behind some of the world’s leading ingredients, the Technical Seminars are invaluable. Free to attend, they will provide the perfect opportunity to discover new approaches to several aspects of the cosmetic product development process.
Over three days representatives from Adeka Korea, Ajinomoto, Ashland, bitop, DKSH, DSM, Givaudan Active Beauty, Incospharm Corporation, RADIANT Inc, SEIWA KASEI Co., SEPPIC, SKbiolan, Spec-Chem, Stearinerie Dubois and UL Prospector will all give attendees valuable insights and details on how their products can aid the NPD process.
Ingredient Regulations, Science & Technology Seminars
Only on 14 June, there will also be a series of free-to-attend Ingredient Regulations, Science & Technology Seminars jointly organised by Korea Cosmetic Association, NCR (National Coordinating Centre for Global Cosmetics R&D), and the Foundation of Korea Cosmetic Industry Institute. They will explore the recent progress of projects on new targets of anti-ageing and the development of eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients, understanding Nagoya Protocol and current response of Korean cosmetic industry as well as formulations and alternative evaluation methods.
Sarah Gibson, Event Director of in-cosmetics Korea, commented:
“This year’s education programme will be the strongest we have ever delivered. Korea’s position in the cosmetics industry is growing rapidly, but manufacturers need to keep pace with what’s happening elsewhere and be aware of the intricacies and complexities that come with building a brand in Europe and the US. Our speakers will help deliver this in abundance, while ensuring that R&D teams are able to develop new skills on their quest to continue developing innovative, market-leading products.”
Registration for in-cosmetics Korea is now open, with cosmetic industry professionals able to attend Formulation Day and all subsequent educational sessions free of charge. For more information and to register visit