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Insider Tips: sourcing sustainable beauty packaging materials

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Dent, EVP of Material ConneXion, has actionable ideas about finding quantifiably sustainable packaging, the realities of recycling, and how greener practices can mean increased value for consumers and companies. Ahead of this year’s Sustainable...

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Guatemalan designer creates sustainable cosmetics packaging

By Simon Pitman

Packaging designer Elena Amato has created bacterial cellulose sheets using a mixture of natural and sustainable materials that are said to provide a good alternative to plastic packaging for personal care products.

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Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

By Deanna Utroske

The packaging company launched its new site for startups and standalone cosmetics and personal care brands at this week’s Luxe Pack event in Los Angeles, California. It’s the next iteration of Aptar’s Indie Boutique offering.

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Qosmedix adds mini beauty packaging division

By Deanna Utroske

The supplier’s new Itty Bitty Beauty offering is a platform meant to simplify the design and packaging selection process for brands looking to add mini sizes to their cosmetics and personal care product portfolio. Qosmedix will launch its new platform...

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Can limited-edition packaging work for indie personal care brands?

By Deanna Utroske

OLIKA believes it can. The design-driven consumer goods brand launched 2 years ago and still has essentially one product: hand sanitizer. In late January, OLIKA debuted the first of its Rare Bird Collection, a limited-edition series of OLIKA’s popular...

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ADF&PCD returns to NYC in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

In mid-September, the North American edition of Easyfairs beauty packaging event will showcase the latest in aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging. The 2-day show will feature exhibitors, tours, awards, and educational presentations pertinent...

This is what mindful beauty looks like. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske in conversation withTiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty

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This is what mindful beauty looks like.

By Deanna Utroske

At IBE LA last week, Āether Beauty founder Tiila Abbitt spoke with Cosmetics Design about environmentally sustainable beauty packaging, how international trade relationships affect recycling in the US, her brand’s approach to ingredient sourcing, and...

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French luxury beauty packager Metapack opens NYC showroom

By Deanna Utroske

Founded in 1998, the company expanded to Hong Kong in 2003; brought its design consultancy, tech development, and packaging engineering capabilities to the US in 2013; and in recent weeks has opened a showroom in New York City to develop the Metapack...

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

By Deanna Utroske

Call it Blue Beauty, Conscious Business, or a Circular Economy; in any case small beauty brands and multinational cosmetics and personal care corporations are rethinking the status quo and working to ensure that the industry won’t be undone by thoughtless...

3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

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3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

By Deanna Utroske

Everyone knows now that it’s wise to watch indie brands and to pay careful enough attention to identify scalable ideas and innovations coming out of the indie space--ideas that have resonance with consumers and potential in the global market. Here Cosmetics...

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