Trends to watch at in-cosmetics: Spotlight on halal, naturals, and cannabis

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Trends to watch at in-cosmetics: Spotlight on halal, naturals, and cannabis
Where can we see overlap between the rising key trends of halal and cannabis? The answer is in the ever-dominant market defining trend of naturals, which shows no sign of letting up when it comes to consumer demand. Both halal and cannabis trends tap into the popularity of naturals, and ahead of this year’s in-cosmetics Global trade event, we shine a spotlight on these three areas.

In this special feature, we take a look at the key highlights dedicated to cannabis, naturals and halal trends at this year’s in-cosmetics Global​ show, taking place in Paris, 2-4 April 2019. Full details available here​.

Naturals at in-cosmetics Global

We are now many years into the global enthusiasm for natural ingredients and products in beauty and personal care, and the market has developed its expertise and capabilities in this field. in-cosmetics Global is set to showcase some of the latest steps forward.

Here are our top picks for sessions dedicated to the trend:

  • ‘A holistic approach to natural, sustainable & affordable formulations’: 02 April 2019, 16:00 - 16:30 Sustainability Corner. Full details here​.

  • ‘The chemistry of natural products and their extraction’: 03 April 2019, 09:00 - 12:30 Workshop Room 1. Full details here​.

  • ‘Simple but powerful: A new formula of natural ingredients’: 03 April 2019, 13:00 - 13:30 Technical Seminars Theatre 2. Full details here​.

  • ‘How can the natural and organic certifications fulfil consumers’ expectations?’: 03 April 2019, 15:00 - 15:30 Sustainability Corner. Full details here​.

Halal at in-cosmetics Global

The incoming Indonesian requirement for all products to be halal certified will force ingredients makers and international brands and manufacturers to take the rising trend for halal beauty seriously (Indonesia’s new law comes into effect on 17 October 2019).

As such, the topic will be in focus at this year’s in-cosmetics Global event.

  • During the Pre-Show Regulatory Conference​, 01 April 13.00-18.00, the AESAN session will focus in on this change in regulation, asking: what are the latest implementation requirements? How to proceed for companies wanting to have certification? What about products that are not certified?

Another session will also give consideration to the trend:

  • ‘Developing certified green cosmetics’: 03 April 2019, 09:00 - 13:00 Workshop Room 2.

Examples of exhibitors who have been making strides when it comes to halal are DSM and Croda, among others.

Cannabis, hemp and CBD oil

Whole Foods recently named CBD (an ingredient derived from cannabis) as one of their top food trends for 2019 and, and the market set to be worth more than an estimated $22 billion by 2022.

We’re seeing this trend already making headway into the beauty industry: indeed, the US is a market that leads this trend, and many cannabis-related beauty launches have been seen there, while it is starting make progress in Europe​ too. Holland & Barrett health food retailer recently launched a CBD infused skin care range​ through its stores nationwide and online in the UK, for example.

At in-cosmetics Global this year, Mintel will be shining a spotlight on the trend, with analyst Andrew McDougall set to give a presentation on ‘hero’ ingredients, ‘from chamomile and calendula to Centella asiatica (cica) and cannabinoids’.

‘Emotional skincare: how sensitivity & allergies are changing the category’: 02 April 2019, 11:00 - 11:45 Marketing Trends Theatre. Full details here​.

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