This time last week la Rivière Distribution’s team were just opening for business on day 2 of the “Nouvelles Esthétiques et Spa” show in Paris. Today, Nikki Field and Marc Cosnard des Closets, brave the crowds for what is often described as the Mecca of the beauty and cosmetics industry, Cosmoprof Worldwide in Bologna, Italy.
This year celebrates the 47th edition of Cosmoprof and to give you an idea of the immensity of the whole thing the show attracts in three days near on 194 000 visitors, 2300 exhibitors from 135 different countries! The architect Pierre Luigi Pizzi, famous for his breathtaking opera sets and costumes was commissioned to design the vast foyer area and prestigious Vogue Beauty Talents Lounge. So even if your Italian escapade leaves you little time for cultural visits you can still get a glimpse of Italy’s artistic spirit.
For La Rivière Distribution, Cosmoprof is about seeking out innovative new products and checking out trends as well as touching base with clients who have flown in for the occasion. It was at a show, back in 2008 (Beyond Beauty in Paris) that Nikki and Marc discovered RevitaLash® and yesterday they were able to touch base once again with Athena Cosmetics who continue to promote their brand and increase their ever growing international portfolio.
Meetings with Italian Ozée (our Snail Slime and Vegetal Stem Cell range), playing at home and a company that we’ve been following for some time and with whom we will be working with shortly, London based Mio, High Intensity Body Care range created by the “Three Graces” Kathy Miller, Sian Sutherland and Tanya Kazeminy Mackay are on Nikki and Marc’s already hectic schedule.
So, if you want to know what’s hot in cosmetics this year, don’t forget to keep checking in for more news!