Packaging & Design

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Results from UN INC-4 negotiations on a global plastics treaty

By Cassandra Stern

The fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee advanced the draft text for a global treaty on plastic pollution, emphasizing sustainable packaging and waste management, critical for cosmetics and personal care manufacturers.

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Editors' choice: Our favorite articles of 2023

By Cassandra Stern

At CosmeticsDesign, we love the diversity of the subjects we cover; from intriguing insights and exciting innovations to interviewing interesting commentators, there's always something new to learn and share. But which were our favorite articles...

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The big circular beauty challenge: zero waste

By Simon Pitman

With sustainability very much back in the spotlight, interest in circular beauty is growing, prompting consumers to explore brands tapping into the concept as part of efforts to reduce their environmental footprints.

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What it takes to get gender neutral beauty right

By Cassandra Stern & Simon Pitman

The gender-neutral skincare market has been one of fastest growing sub categories in recent years, but a flood of sophisticated and well curated brands means that competition is now tough in this space.

Olaplex’s Oladupé is a faux brand designed to tackle the duping problem

Olaplex takes on dupe brands at their own game

By Simon Pitman

Fueled by social media, the rise of dupe beauty and personal care brands is impacting a broad range of premium players, but hair care brand Olaplex is fighting back in a unique way.

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Oceanworks: ‘The demand for recycled ocean-bound plastic will grow’

By Cassandra Stern

Plastic Action Platform Oceanworks offers manufacturers and suppliers to the cosmetics and personal care product industries the opportunity to improve sustainability practices through reclaimed and recycled materials sourcing, its IMPAC+ plastic offsetting...

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Sulapac launches bio-based packaging material Sulapac Luxe

By Cassandra Stern

The novel bio-based material is ideal for luxury fragrance caps and other cosmetic and personal care product packaging options and offers brands the opportunity to switch to more environmentally friendly packaging without sacrificing quality or functionality,...