Cosmetorium 2022 closes with record number of visitors

10, October, 2022


La Cosmetorium sixth edition has closed its doors with record participation. More than 2700 professionals have gathered on September 28 and 29 at the Barcelona Conference Center.

It has been the largest Cosmetorium to date, with a growth of 27% compared to the previous edition, which has given space to the participation of 144 exhibiting companies. Although the largest offer continues to be represented by the raw material supplier segment, this year there has been a significant increase in exhibitors from other profiles such as packaging, software and third-party manufacturing.

In parallel to the technical exhibition, the fair has had a program of activities rich in scientific content. A total of 47 technical-commercial presentations, ten practical workshops, an innovation cycle in Portugal and ten scientific conferences led by experts have been held to address current issues such as the human virome, photoprotection, sustainability, neuromarketing and legislative news. The presence of two media speakers stood out, such as Pere Estupinyà, scientific communicator and presenter of the RTVE program "The Brain Hunter", and the prestigious virologist and immunologist Margarita del Val.

In the Innovatorium area, some of the leading manufacturers in the cosmetics industry have presented the latest innovations in ingredients and technologies. Visitors have had the opportunity to discover nineteen proposals for active ingredients in its showcases that reflect some of the most current trends in the cosmetics industry. Solutions that prioritize sustainability and the natural origin of ingredients, concepts such as Blue Beauty, Skinification in hair or Upcycling, which inspire formulators in the design of innovative products.

Formulation Awards
Within the framework of the fair, the Cosmetorium Awards were presented which, in their fifth edition, have rewarded "Sustainability and Naturalness" in cosmetic formulation. The ten finalist formulas have been exposed to visitors.

Spanish biotechnology Vytrus Biotech has been the winner of the award with the Purple Rain formula, a purple peel-off mask based on a plant stem cell active ingredient capable of rejuvenating the microbiota and thereby rejuvenating the skin. She was also awarded a prize for the company innospec for Pocket Paper Cleanser, a formula of minimal ingredients for a facial and hand cleanser in the form of small paper disks.

The next edition of Cosmetorium will be on October 18 and 19, 2023 at the Barcelona Conference Center.


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