Cosmoprof Bologna 2017 [Show Report]

Cosmoprof Bologna 2017 finished on a high note: according to organiser BolognaFiere, 2,677 exhibitors from 69 countries and more than 250,000 visitors from 150 countries attended the fair.

2017 marked the 50th edition of the world’s biggest C&T trade show and there were several new features to celebrate the anniversary. It was my second visit to Cosmoprof Bologna; you can read my show review of Cosmoprof Bologna 2016 here.

Cosmoprof Bologna is so big that it is impossible to cover the entire trade show, even if you are there for the entire five days. I decided to skip Cosmopack and the Hair and Nail halls and instead focused on Cosmoprime (Hall 19), on Hall 21 (green and natural cosmetics) and on Halls 29, 30 and 35c which is where the country pavilions are located.

And here, roughly organised by Halls but in no particular order, are some  of my favourite brand discoveries at Cosmoprof Bologna 2017!


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SPC Magazine: Show review of Cosmoprof Asia 2016

Just out in the February edition of SPC Magazine: My review of Cosmoprof Asia 2016. Enjoy!

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Fragrances Bar, Berlin [Profile]: The Art of Cocktails & Perfumery

See the picture below? That’s the motto of the Fragrances Bar in Berlin’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. And believe me, the cocktails in this bar are indeed works of art!

As you might have guessed, the drinks in the Fragrances Bar are inspired by perfumes. However, Arnd Henning Heissen – creator of Fragrances and bar chef of Ritz-Carlton’s Curtain Club – takes his innovative mixology/perfumery project one step further.

The Fragrances Bar does not offer a conventional paper-based list of beverages. Instead, the bar’s cocktail menu is olfactory, three-dimensional and fully interactive.

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Vivaness 2017 [Show Report]: The biggest organic C&T show in Europe

Well, Europe’s biggest organic beauty trade fair Vivaness and its companion show Biofach (the world’s biggest organic food show) have come and gone.

This year the two trade fairs took place from 15th to 18th February 2017 in Nuremberg. According to organisers Messe Nürnberg, more than 50.000 visitors from 134 countries visited the two trade shows. There were 2,785 organic exhibitors  in total (259 of these brands/companies were at Vivaness) and this year’s Country of the Year was the host country, Germany.

As always, it was an exciting and exhausting four days! This was my fourth trade show (if you’re interested: here are the Vivaness 2014, Vivaness 2015 and Vivaness 2016 articles). And now, without further ado and in no particular order, here are my favourite brand discoveries at Vivaness 2017!

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OWN: Spring Edition 2017

Here is the PDF version of Organic & Wellness News Spring Edition 2017, which includes four articles written by me:

  • A preview of Vivaness 2017 trade show (page 28)
  • An overview of the Fair Trade market in Germany (page 28)
  • A feature on DIY Beauty (page 1/23)
  • And a look at the organic beauty market in the US (page 21).Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 34, 35 & 36)

Today’s the first day of Vivaness  trade show (yay!) so it’ll be a busy week for me. I’ll publish my official Vivaness review article in a couple of weeks; in the meantime, here are the last three Beautyjagd translations:

In News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 34), you can find an article on frangipani absolue, the annual Best of Organic Beauty 2016 review (Julia’s favourite 10 beauty products/brands from last year), a review of French beauty brand Couleur Caramel’s new limited edition “A Sunday in Deauville” and the usual Beauty Notes.

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 35) features a detailed review of Danish brand Nuori’s Supreme-C Serum Treatment, Scandinavia-inspired Beauty Notes, an article about French organic supermarket chain Naturalia’s very cool street art cooperation and, of course, all the latest international organic beauty product launches!

And the highlights of News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 36) – which was posted today! – include a company profile of French organic niche beauty brand Graine de Pastel and – my personal favourite! – Julia’s #1pack1day Mask Challenge: a Beautyjagd Theme Week with reviews of seven different face masks (including a peat mask from Finland, a hydrogel mask from Korea, a cream mask from Hawaii and a sleeping mask from France). Enjoy!

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Beautyjagd: Organic beauty news in English (Chapters 31, 32 & 33)

Before I forget: here are my last three Beautyjagd translations.

In News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 31),you’ll find an interview with Anke Kleiner from French colour cosmetics brand Couleur Caramel, a review of five new autumn/winter body lotions, a Beauty Postcard about French brand Boho Green’s Gipsy Eyeshadow Palette and plenty of Beauty Notes about exciting international organic product launches!

News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 32) includes a line-up of organic beauty gift set present ideas for Christmas, a Finnish edition of the weekly Beauty Notes (Julia travelled to Lapland in November!), a detailed review/comparison of five manual cleansing brushes and all the usual organic C&T launch info we have come to expect from Beautyjagd ; )

And News and Reviews from the World of Organic Beauty (Chapter 33) offers the second part of Julia’s Oil Library post (+ DIY oil recipes!), a Beauty Postcard article about the Loose Flora Foundation of Australian brand Zuui Organics, a Paris edition of the Beauty Notes, a detailed book review of Imelda Burke’s The Nature of Beauty, an article about Julia’s visit to the Paris pop-up store of French beauty subscription box company Nuoo Box and, of course, a special Christmas-themed Beauty Notes article.

Enjoy!

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