PCHi 2021 Industry Gathers Again with Palpable Excitement
 
Apr 13, 2021
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Exhibition Reconnects Businesses & Fountain Awards Celebrates Innovation

Beijing, 12 April 2021 — Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) came to a close following a successful 3-day run, and the global personal care industry is firmly set on a clear recovery path. The 2021 edition marked the industry’s first on-site event in China since the pandemic struck, and the halls buzzed with activity as lively discussions took place across the show floor.

Over 26,000 trade professionals gathered at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from 24-26 March, to discover the latest ingredients and technologies presented by 665 exhibitors representing 30 countries and regions. In addition, more than 200 conference sessions, presentations, and events were held at the various knowledge-sharing platforms scattered throughout the venue.

Clean beauty featured prominently as the theme for this edition, with sustainable innovations and green cosmetics concepts spotted in several special zones, as well as at numerous exhibitors’ stands. Topics such as TCM herbal extracts in cosmetics and functional skincare also garnered a lot of interest from attendees this year, and the corresponding feature areas — PCHi Sustainability Zone and PCHi Annual Conference — well-addressed the visitors’ needs. Companies also put forth formulation ideas that specifically address post-COVID personal care needs, including an improved foaming alcohol-based hand sanitizer and transfer-proof color cosmetics.

Reconnecting with Customers

As regular business activities and MICE events resume, companies begin to enjoy the benefits of on-site meetings as opposed to being restricted to virtual ones. Attendees of PCHi 2021 exuded a collective enthusiasm that was keenly felt right from the beginning of Day 1.

Commenting on his experience at the show, Tony Clemson, Deputy Director of Innovation & Industry at the British Embassy’s Department for International Trade China, shared, “I think it’s fantastic that we can meet face-to-face at an on-site event here in Shenzhen. There are not many places in the world where we can do this right now, but PCHi has managed to stage an excellent large-scale event in a safe, controlled environment. Our member companies are presenting various innovations that address sustainable development and green initiatives, and we are seeing a lot of interest for such products. It has been a very exciting few hours since the doors opened, and we’re confident this will be a successful participation for us.”

While the in-person PCHi experience carried on, the Organizers also took care to engage the international crowd who were only able to attend via virtual platforms. The PCHi Guided Tour Live Broadcast and International Hybrid Networking Zone were two such initiatives that addressed the needs of both exhibitors and visitors this year. Global audience had the opportunity to explore the show ground ‘live’, and exhibitors based outside of China were able to connect with domestic visitors through the unique networking platform.

Celebrating Innovation

As a technology-led event, PCHi places great emphasis on R&D and product development. The widely acclaimed PCHi Fountain Awards is a key highlight for many exhibitors, as clinching an Award affirms their hard work and contribution to the global personal care industry.

This year, PCHi received a record number of nominations — over 171 products and 14 formulators across the 13 Award categories. The winners of the PCHi Fountain Awards 2021 are:

Award Categories

Winners

Products

Moisturizing/Hydrating

BASF (China) Co. Ltd

Hydagen® Aquaporin

Anti-aging

Shanghai Coachchem Technology Co. Ltd.

Anallerg® proyouth®

Ichimaru Pharcos Co., Ltd

SpringMint

IFF - Lucas Meyer Cosmetics

Inst’Tight™ 

Whitening/Brightening

Givaudan

B-Lightyl™

Skin Microbiome

DSM Vitamins (Shanghai) Ltd.

ALPAFLOR® ALP-SEBUM CB

Anti-pollution

Shanghai JAKA Biotech Co., LTD.

Urbluray® MS

Acne/Allergy Alleviation

Exsymol SAM

scutaline

Skin Barrier Repair

Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Bodyflux® Olive

BASF (China) Co. Ltd

Inolixir™

BASF (China) Co. Ltd

Sacred Patch®

Functional Ingredient

GATTEFOSSE

Emulium® Dolcea MB

Hair Care/Scalp Care

Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd

EquiScalp

Shanghai JAKA Biotech Co.,LTD.

Hairdian® AP

Pregnancy/Baby Care

Nutri-woods Holdings Corporation

Vernix-Care

Non-ingredient Product and Technology

Guangzhou Antsci Instrument Co.,Ltd

ANTSCI Skin-SP

Best Newcomers Award

Angel Yeast Co., Ltd.
Mr PENG Ning

 

Bloomage Biotechnology Corp., Ltd.
Mr LU Zhen

 

Outstanding Individual of the Year Award

Bloomage Biotechnology Corp., Ltd.
Ms SHI Yanli

 

Looking Ahead
As the curtains fall on PCHi 2021, trade professionals can look forward to the return of the PCHi Technology Summit in Autumn.

The beauty industry is expected to evolve further as new measures under the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Cosmetics continue to roll out, and the upcoming summit will provide a specialized platform for further discussions on market trends and technical insights. The 2022 edition of PCHi will take place from 2-4 March 2022 in Shanghai, China.