Driven by technology advancements, the personal care industry is experiencing a rapid pace of innovation. From reinvention of conventional ingredients to refining processing methods, brands are increasingly investing in R&D to distinguish themselves from the competition and meet changing consumers' demands. To support businesses in accelerating their innovations to market through collaboration, IPI put together a technology forum on Innovations in Personal Care on 28 February 2019.

Sim Kung Kiat, Deputy Director from IPI, shared an overview of the trends and developments in personal care innovations, and highlighted that enterprises today can gain access to technology providers, industry players and experts from across the personal care value chain at any stage of their product development process. Industry experts from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, A*STAR, NUSmetic, Wellness GPS and Cambridge Consultants were part of the line-up speaking on the disruptive influence of technologies on ingredients, formulations, delivery and synthesis of personal care products as well as some of their novel technologies for developing new or enhanced products and services.