Cosmoprof Bologna 2018: What’s New For The Next Edition

By on October 27, 2015

Cosmoprof 2018, the 50th edition of of the popular B2B event is expected to be bigger, better

From 16th to 19th March 2018 the spotlight will be focused on the 51st edition of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna.  It is an important milestone for the event which is the leading international observatory on trends related to the cosmetics industry. This edition confirms the success of already consolidated projects, but also presents brand new initiatives. The beauty is ever changing and Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the place where the lines of international beauty business are redefined.

Many projects will enliven Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2018. The Spa sector will be under the spotlights, being a growing segment in the beauty industry. Among the initiatives, the installation of a spa location that will allow companies to expose the most innovative products, treatments and trends.
For the first time in Cosmoprof, great attention will be paid to the fast expanding world of spas and thermal treatments, which have considerable economic impact worldwide.


Cosmoprime is devoted to masstige and prestige beauty brands will be opening and closing one day earlier: March 15 – March 18th, 2018. Will be accessible to a select group of attendees to allow best B2B networking. The new area represent the best scouting ground for retailers and distributors of prestige / masstige products and will host a variety of innovative exclusive sections and activities to satisfy the B2B retail community.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2018

The growing demand for “truly natural” products is evident in the number of companies at Discover Trends displaying a plethora of eco-sustainable and natural beauty cosmetics. Petal Fresh from USA, for instance, offers high quality body and hair care products formulated with 100% natural ingredients and do not contain any harmful chemicals, and cleanse and nourish body and hair in a totally safe way. Rohr Remedy from Australia offers 8 essential ranges of skincare products combining rare and unique medicines from Australia with natural ingredients rich in essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-bacterials and folates.

Also from Australia is the Manuka Doctor’s rejuvenating Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) face mask, a line that is formulated with ingredients from the hive to nurture natural cell regeneration and renews damaged skin cells. Baby Care With increasingly discerning parents, the desire for truly natural ingredients is strongest in baby care products. For example, First Light from Australia will feature a range of certified organic products for mum and baby that are free from genetically-modified ingredients, pesticide residues, parabens, sulphates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils and other toxic chemicals.

Meanwhile, Naïf from the Netherlands has babies covered from hair to toe with products made from only natural ingredients. Naïf takes into account the advice of experts as well as the needs of parents and babies. The result is a range of products that are natural, dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic with a pH that is similar to the skin’s. Male Grooming In recent years, we are also seeing an emphasis on men’s grooming products. Among the companies exhibiting at Discover Trends, Giesen & Forsthoff GmbH & Co.KG from Germany offers a range of top quality, highly functional and elegant razors, shaving accessories and knives and manicure sets.

Educational Tracks
Visitors will be able to take their pick from the 3-day Spot on Beauty Forum focusing on beauty trends and Asian market development. A total of 12 insightful talks are scheduled, including one from Beautystreams focusing on men’s fashion and grooming trends for Spring/Summer, Centdegrés discussing the perfumery trends in Asia and Organic Monitor presenting the future of natural and organic cosmetics in Asia.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2018 will also host ”HALAL COSMETICS: from production to sales”: a special exhibition area – part of the Green and Natural Pavilion – will be dedicated to Italian and international companies producing or distributing products with HALAL certification. The project will be organized in partnership and with the monitoring activity of the Italian Halal certification center, WHAD – World Halal Development.

During Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2018 niché perfumery and fragrances Cosmoprof beauty Exhibitionwill play a key role. The Extraordinary Fragrance Gallery will be dedicated to leading international companies setting a trend in the fragrances segment, with a rich set-up being the stage for business meetings with highly specialiSed distributors.

The mass market will be a focus of the exhibition also for this edition. This market registers economic volumes which are continuously growing worldwide.

Following the success in 2017, The Cosmopack Wall Award will be the true innovation corner for the beauty industry: the most successful companies, both Italian and international, will present their most innovative projects and their latest technologies, selected by a jury of top-quality key leaders in the sector who will propose the nomination and choose the winners.

The event would have not been completed without The Cosmopack Factory, the on-site setting of all the production steps of the most important cosmetics products. The 2017 edition will put under the spotlights the Foundation Factory, with the production stages for the CC cream – Cosmoprof & Cosmopack cream – the evolution of the well-known BB cream.

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Attracts African Visitors

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna registered record numbers. A total of over 260,000 visitors attended the show confirming the international leadership of the event. Thanks to its exhibitors, over 70 percent coming from foreign countries, Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna offered unique business opportunities for companies and professionals of the beauty sector.

Number of visitors from African countries at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has also been increasing as the market for beauty and cosmetics in Africa continues to grow.


A project addressed to the international beauty professionals that encourages the connection between supply and demand of the cosmetic industry. The program is a successful platform combining trade show and tailor-made B2b meetings for those companies who wish to expand their business worldwide. The program, reserved exclusively to current exhibitors and selected buyers, aims at facilitating the connection between exhibiting companies and international top buyers seeking to collaborate to achieve mutual commercial benefits.



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