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Innovations in Color Cosmetics: 2021 made makeup more sustainable

By Deanna Utroske

So far, the year has seen Sun Chemical acquire the Colors & Effects business from BASF, the launch of Be A 10 Cosmetics, biotech company Amyris buying and launching color brands, Coty taking Kyle Cosmetics vegan, and more. But recent headlines about...

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Beauty packaging manufacturer CPP Global acquired

By Deanna Utroske

This month, plastic parts and packaging maker Westfall Technik announced the acquisition of Carolina Precision Plastics. The deal gives Westfall access to prominent cosmetics and personal care companies including L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, and Clorox (which...

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Albéa recommits to North American beauty market

By Deanna Utroske

In a recent online presentation to international trade media, the cosmetics and personal care packaging company outlined new investments, operational strategies, and market trend alignment initiatives meant to serve beauty makers in Canada, the US, and...

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Plastic Pollution: A ‘wicked problem’ for sustainable beauty

By Deanna Utroske

At the North American edition of this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, Daniella Russo, CEO of the Think Beyond Plastic Foundation, is talking about Plastic Materials for a Circular Economy. Cosmetics Design spoke with Russo in advance of the event...

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New ownership for beauty packaging distributor TricorBraun

By Deanna Utroske

On Thursday, January 7, the global packaging company announced a definitive stock purchase agreement with Ares Management Corporation’s Private Equity Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board.

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Beauty makers and industry suppliers sign on to Golden Design Rules

By Deanna Utroske

The rules are an initiative of Canada – based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition of Action. And already companies like Unilever, J&J, Henkel Canada, and Colgate-Palmolive are supporting the initiative, which aims to ensure “no plastic...

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Berlin Packaging invests further in Canadian beauty market

By Deanna Utroske

This month the Chicago-based supplier acquired Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a 110-year-old packaging business, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, serving pharma, cannabis, food and beverage makers, and the industrial market, as well as cosmetics and...

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

Timeless Skin Care teams up with TerraCycle

By Deanna Utroske

To make it easy for consumers to recycle plastic bottles for Timeless Skin Care’s most popular products, the brand has partnered on a mail back program with TerraCycle.

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A Big Step in a Better Direction: sustainable ecommerce packaging

By Deanna Utroske

In the cosmetics and personal care business today, DTC mailing and retail drop shipping are not uncommon, especially not since the Coronavirus pandemic. But sustainable beauty packaging remains elusive. Founders Rebecca Percasky and Kate Bezar believe...

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Is single-dose beauty packaging what retail needs to succeed?

By Deanna Utroske

Before the Coronavirus pandemic, beauty product testing was a mainstay of cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance retail. With stores starting to reopen in the Americas region, brands and retailers are looking for the right way to let shoppers test makeup...

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Is this a good time to educate beauty consumers about recycling?

By Deanna Utroske

Recycle BC, a non-profit based in British Columbia, thinks so. The organization headed up by Tamara Burns just launched a campaign encouraging consumers to tour their own homes and spot any otherwise-overlooked recyclable packaging.

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