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NICOS Events

Upcoming Events

African Hair Care Webinar. Science Vs Myth

We are excited to welcome leading hair scientists to discuss important questions and perceptions around caring for African hair and hair of African descent. Join us for our next “Seriously on a Friday” webinar, a panel discussion.

We hope you can make it to what promises to be a thought provoking and enlightening session!

COSMETIC CLAIMS SUBSTANTIATION: Requirements and Challenges.

Join our next Seriously on a Friday? Webinar on April 14 for Part 1 of a deep dive into cosmetic product claims, requirements and challenges.
Common cosmetic claims today include “organic”, “natural”, “halal”, “cosmeceutical”, “hypoallergenic “, “vegan”, “anti-ageing”….
What do they mean?
Cosmetic, drug or biocide?
How do we navigate the regulatory waters surrounding borderline claims?
To present and answer your questions, we are delighted to host Dr Charles Azuka, a highly respected expert, speaker and author on global regulatory matters and safety strategies.
For more information and to register, click on the link below:


Hello ! We are excited to share that the Nicos Seriously, on a Friday? Webinars are back in April, where we take a deep dive into cosmetic claims and how to navigate the tricky waters of building a credible usp for your brand.

Watch this space for more details about this series 👀

“Your focus determines your reality” Wendy Lee Jacques. Do have a great week!


Join the NICOS President at Beauty West Africa this year. She will be speaking on “Government Regulatory Bodies and Beauty Associations: A formidable force in building a successful beauty industry”. Session is on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 at 2:00pm (WAT)

AGM 2022

The NICOS Annual General Meeting for the year 2022. It will be holding in Lagos, on Saturday December 10th. Make plans to be there


The Beauty West Africa exhibition is the only platform regionally to see the best that the global beauty and cosmetics market has to offer, right here on your doorstep. 💅🏾With over 220 exhibitors from across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and America, Beauty West Africa really is a one-off opportunity to see the latest trends, products and technology from around the world! 🌍

Taking place at the Landmark Centre, VI, Lagos, Nigeria, 29th November- 1st December 2022. Be prepared for the biggest beauty event Africa has to offer

NICOS Community Newsletter

NICOS Community Newsletter Issue 5 is out! Free to all our subscribed members.

Product safety before profit!

An excellent webinar with an engaged audience. Thanks to Bernd Heinken and Symrise.  Now available on demand to subscribed members. Please email us at

Annual Conference 2022

Our first in-person conference takes place in July at the Lagos Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos. It will be a hybrid event to also provide online access.We have an excellent line up of speakers and panelists from industry and regulatory authorities. Click on the link to obtain your tickets and secure your place now!

For sponsorship and exhibitor enquiries please contact us by email.

Beauty West Africa

Visit Africa’s Largest Professional Beauty Exhibition & Conference and NICOS will be there! Watch this space for more information.

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