Canadian Cosmetic Cluster Team
Uniting Canadian Cosmetics and Bringing it to the World
This year we attended the best packaging show of the year. Located in the principality of Monaco. The Luxe Pack in Monaco took place from Monday, 03.October to Wednesday, 05. October 2022. It is the best show to attend to learn about new packaging launches, listen to trends and innovations that are developed. This trade show is full of specialized companies from cosmetics, to food and beverage. This show is an excellent opportunity to share information with industry professionals and network.
Innovations from Luxe Pack Monaco
The Cosmetic 360 show is a perfect trade show to network and to learn about innovations in cosmetics. This year's show was packed with technology. There are new apps for every aspect of the industry and AI in beauty is already mainstream. Sustainability is not a trend but a way of doing good business.
Cosmetic 360 offers an opportunity to find out about the latest innovations and the beauty services of tomorrow. All forms of innovation are included:
This show is smaller than some other show and is a golden networking opportunity. Open innovation allows you to connect to the big players like LVMH and L'Oreal. The conferences at this show are highly recommended as they cover topics that are relevant to both innovation, business success and industry regulation.
This year's edition of Cosmetic 360 invited us to share a luminous gala evening aboard Diamant II privatized for the occasion. It gave show participants a chance to network and expand their network in a convivial, relaxed, sophisticated, and festive atmosphere. This was a fantastic experience paired with a delicious menu and stunning nighttime views of Paris.
It was a real pleasure to be invited to open the Cosmetic 360 Show in Paris. This year Cosmetic Valley President, Mr. Marc-Antoine Jamet was joined on stage by Minister Delegate of Industry Mr. Roland Lescure. All of the attending Global Cosmetic Cluster Directors, joined on stage.
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Cosmetic 360 Week, the first Cosmetic’s international week organized by Cosmetic Valley from Monday 10th to Monday October 17th 2022, in France. The program covered topics of national and international networking, industrial and cultural visits in link with Research, Innovation and Distribution during an international tour in Argenteuil. The day began with fragrance. The global clusters visited the Givaudan Corporation in Argenteuil. Givaudan is a global industry leader in gamechanging innovations in food and beverage as well as inspiring creations in the world of scent and beauty, Givaudan operates in the expanded market space of flavour & taste, functional & nutrition ingredients, fragrance & beauty, worth CHF 42 billion. This was a real treat and one of the best fragrance labs in the world. The Fragrance school has only 8 students and 5000 applications a year. Becoming a perfumer is a very difficult job. Your success rate is only 5 percents, which means you fail 95 percent of the time. This is a job that requires strength and passion.
Cosmetic 360 Week continued in a historic building and museum in Argenteuil. The Mayor of Argenteuil welcomed us with a speech on the town's history. Global Cosmetics Cluster’s team preceded with holding the Annual General Assembly. This event was both in person and online. We went over all of our achievements and made plans for the next year ahead. After the cluster assembly was over we moved on to tour Claude Monet’s impressionist home. This is a new museum that is dedicated to discovering the years that Monet lived in Argenteuil. Monet spent 6 years in this home from the end of 1871 to 1878, and painted approximately 250 paintings.
A brilliant speech by Cosmetic Valley President Mr. Marc-Antione Jamet on the benefits of the Global Cosmetic Cluster and its prosperous future.
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The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is always on the look out for new ingredients. This ingredient was part of the latest ChemBox. It comes from Colombia and is created by EcoFlora. Genipa americana belongs to the Genipa species which can be found in the Caribbean, northern South America, and southern Mexico. It grows in rainforests and is also known as Huito. The Jagua fruit has a high nutritional value with several essential vitamins such as phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin B. The indigenous community in Colombia uses the Jagua fruit as a medicine. To this day the Jagua fruit is often harvested for its dyeing properties. The pigment from the fruit has a deep blue-black color which is similar to traditional tattoos.
Jagua blue powder is a natural ingredient (coloring plant extract) obtained from the edible jagua fruit (Genipa americana). This color is stabilized and standardized with proprietary technology developed by Ecoflora and drying by spray dry. This product can be used in multiple applications as cosmetic, personal and home care to provide an appealing natural blue color. It is also high in antioxidant properties making it excellent in skincare, and a booster for FDA/ Health Canada approved pigments.
The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster had the pleasure of speaking with Novsus Packaging and learning about their new innovations for the beauty industry. Novsus is an sustainable packaging company that is strongly committed to the environment. They understand that consumers value packaging solutions that are sustainable not just in words but in practise. Novsus is a company that us very much aware of the problems that cause the ever-increasing accumulation of plastic waste in our daily lives. They decided to find solutions to help reduce plastic pollution, especially in our oceans. In responce to this global need, Novsus Packaging provides its customers with ecological solutions that allow them to reduce the use of plastic through their cosmetic jars and materials made from Oryzite (rice husk).
Source - Novsus Brochure
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Relevant Laboratories is the perfect example of a modern cosmetic lab that combines science, innovation, and the best of customer service. Eliane Treadwell is the founder and lead chemist. Her expertise shines bright as she illuminates her customers and followers about cosmetic science and the beauty industry. We spoke to Eliane about her cosmetic journey and formulating career.
1. Tell us about your cosmetic industry journey?
My journey started when I was in high school. I took a cosmetology class and I fell in love with the science behind the products. My high school chemistry teacher discovered that I had a natural gift in science and math and he encouraged me to pursue a career in science and that's how it all began.
2. What is your favourite part of being a formulator?
Developing a formula that actually works! When it comes to formulation there's much trial and error. However, when you finally create the perfect formula that your client love, it's like heaven. Seeing the joy on your client's face or hearing the excitement in their voice is worth it all.
3. Do you have any cosmetic ingredient favourites at the moment?
Emulfsiers has my heart. I have been formulating emulsions like crazy as of lately. So, when a supplier sends me new emulfsiers I'm like a kid in a candy store. I'm also loving surfactants.
4. What is one thing you wish people would know before creating their own skincare line?
I love when a brand has a clear vision. Brand owners underesitmate the power of vision. When I meet with an brand owner and I ask them about their company, I listen to their vision. Vision (and their product brief) is my roadmap when I sitdown to write a formula, when I choose what raw materials I'm going to use. The vision of a brand decides the texture, feel, scent, and overall look of the finished product. I can create a great product for you, but if you don't have a vision for your brand, your brand will be another brand on the market.
5. Can you possibly share your beauty routine?
I have a pretty simple routine. I cleanse, treat, moisture, and protect twice a day.
6. Does being a Chemist change how you use products?
Yes! I will easily spend hours in the aisles of stores reading claims and labels. I love trying new innovation and I am sucker for a good texture and a great scent. Working with different types of raw materials allows me to see what my skin likes and dislikes. So, when I'm in the store I know what to purchase.
Canadian Cosmetic Cluster Team
Uniting Canadian Cosmetics and Bringing it to the World