45th Annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Achieves Record-Breaking Attendance


The Leading Ingredient and Formulation Event for the Beauty Industry Filled with Inspiration, Innovation, and Celebration

The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) 45th Annual Suppliers’ Day was held once again at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Showcasing thousands of ingredients and raw materials on a sold-out exhibit floor that housed in excess 103,000 net square feet of exhibits while attracting 11,085 registrants, representing 72 countries, Suppliers’ Day 2024 enjoyed nearly an 8% increase in overall attendance – more than 35% increase since its move to NYC in 2017.

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2024 Ribbon Cutting

“The beauty community truly showed up for Suppliers’ Day with our theme  “INSPIRE. INNOVATE. CELEBRATE.” evident end-to-end at the Javits Center,” said Amber Evans, Chair of NYSCC. “Every element of product development was on display and optimism and excitement for growth and innovation in all product categories was high.”

In addition to an exhibit floor that featured 567 exhibiting companies including 139 new exhibitors, Suppliers’ Day unique in-classroom technical and marketing education programs attracted 523 conference delegates, its largest audience to date. Popular programs included the Scientific Advisory Committee curated courses on hair, biotechnology, and nutricosmetics, as well as sessions on fragrance, opportunities and challenges in the cosmetic industry, Chinese innovations, mircobiome, and fragrance.  Essential Suppliers’ Day programming on World of Chemistry, Digital Age of Beauty and Discover Sustainability were also well received as well as the innovations from exhibitors and special sessions on current beauty innovations, Latina and California product development updates, sustainable developments in the cosmetic sector, influencer panel and more.


A special Keynote Presentation with L’OREAL’s Dr. Qian Zheng, Senior VP Head of Advanced Research North America & Global Regenerative Beauty Discovery Domain in conversation with Kathryn Hopkins, Senior Beauty Editor of WWD, on L’ORÉAL’S  Green Sciences Revolution took place on May 2.



The highest number of students also participated in the Future Chemists Workshop with more than 100 students, from 32 colleges and universities across the country, formulating an antioxidant primer.  The NYSCC Mentorship Mixer and Career Development Program connected members with mentees looking to enhance their professional development and career in cosmetic chemistry.

New this year was the INSPIRATION ZONE where attendees were able to touch and feel the ingredients of tomorrow.  These ingredients were selected by BEAUTYSTREAMS senior trend analysts and forecasters.


The NYSCC Awards Night event took place on May 1st at LAVAN Midtown and revealed the eight finalists of the CEW Beauty Award for Supplier’s Ingredients and Formulation:

Bakuchiol Ester BCR by Bio Component Research;

CycloRetin by Clariant; ETERWELL™ YOUTH by  DSM Firmenich;

Vecollage™ Fortify L by Evonik Corporation; Illuminyl™ 388 by Givaudan;

Corneopeptyl™ by Lucas Meyer Cosmetics;

EstoGel® Green by Presperse Corporation;  

SRHC Type XVII by Trautec.

The winner will be announced at the CEW Beauty Awards Luncheon on November 21, 2024.


Robert Fuller, Jennifer Wenskus, Bobby Chow, Mark Knitowski and George Ledes on the NYSCC 2024 Supplier’s Day Lunch & Learn panel.

George Ledes moderated a Lunch & Learn panel on Fragrance: The Invisible Art with a great line-up of esteemed fragrance experts representing an array of perspectives on this topic. Robert Fuller spoke about Olfaction and Malodorous Perception; Bobby Chow from DSM -Firmenich discussed the Sensory Symphony Unvieling the Interplay of Color, Fragrance and Mood; Jenifer Wenskus of Circana spoke about Fragrance Trends to Watch; and Mark Knitowski addressed a range of topics in our field from Al in Fragrance – focus on the customer rather than the creation, the vision to see fragrance in relation to the customer, how Gen Z & Gen A are changing the fragrance landscape, and keeping experiential in the fragrance category. It was a refreshing and unique look at fragrance from a myriad of perspectives.


The INDIE 360° Pavilion was again a popular destination for attendees with 16 brands participating and featuring a Latina beauty capsule. Ziba Beauty, founded by Sumita Batra, was this year’s INDIE 360° People’s Choice Award, for its modern signature brow collection.




Four sci-comm influencers also walked the exhibit floor to select their top three ingredients worthy of the new Suppliers’ Day Ingredient Maverick Award.

The influencer awards went to:

Erica Douglas: @sisterscientist

Solobia + Applechem, Ingredient: Serenibiome

Mibelle AG Biochemistry, Ingredient: RejuveNAD,




Ginger King: @thebeautysharkginger

dsm-firmenich, Ingredient: ETERWELL YOUTH

Corum Inc.,  Ingredient: Epi-On

Provital LLC, Ingredient: SHILOXOME




Ramon Pagan: @glowbyramon

Rahn USA Corp, Ingredient: ILLUMISCIN-GLOW

P2 Science, Ingredient: Citripol F

Arcaea, Ingredient:ScentARC Prebiotic



Jane Tsui, @janethechemist

Barnet Products, Ingredient: IntenCfy

Disruptive Materials USA Inc., Ingredient: UPSALITE

Grant Industries, Ingredient: Granactive Retinoid Pro+





Plans are underway for the 2025 NYSCC Suppliers’ Day taking place June 3 & 4, again at the Javits Center, with 87% exhibitor floor already resigned.  The event will be moving to the expansive third level of the convention center and will include new activations and strengthened industry partnerships to create the best global ingredients event for the industry.

For more information about NYSCC visit www.nyscc.org.

For 2025 Suppliers’ Day exhibitor and sponsorship information email: suppliersday@nyscc.org.

Meredith Schott
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