The physical properties of packaging material can have as much to do with the success of a beauty product line as the formulation, distribution, and marketing do. Design expert Leslie Sherr weighs in on packaging material options.
A new partnership between labeling company Avery Dennison, WS Packaging Group, and OGX hair care aims to limit the energy and materials that go into product labels as well as the amount of subsequent waste.
The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings and communicating innovation.
Well 2015 seems to be passing by quite quickly, so here's some more announcements and highlights from the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on. Browse the gallery to see...
Market researcher Smithers Pira has compiled four packaging trends it says brands need to know about to stay ahead of the curve as consumers continually change the way they view, interact with and discard their personal care products.
Winter is in full swing now and the end of the year is upon us, but there has still been an array of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics industry. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some of the latest personal care packs.
That expert is Chris Kilham, better known as the ‘Medicine Hunter’ whose life consists of venturing into the world’s wild vegetation zones to search for botanicals that may have therapeutic, nutritional or wellness benefits for cosmetic companies like...
As Target becomes the latest US retailer to commit to providing consumers with more information than ever on the health and environmental impact of the cosmetics they use, it could potentially mean that some in the industry will have to step up their...
The global personal care brand has launched a ‘care to recycle’ campaign in a bid to remind US consumers to recycle more toiletries after 7 out of 10 Americans admitted that they only recycle bathroom items every 1 in 5 instances.
As the industry recovers from the recession and there is the promise of hair care product development fuelled by consumer demand, cosmetics packager Mega Airless is seeing demand in the market for technologies that provide protection.
As the quest for natural substitutes to petroleum-based plastics continues, scientists at the Polytechnic University of Catalonidia have discovered a microorganism in South America that produces poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which will come as good...
Aluminium cans used for aerosols containing shaving foam, hair mousse and sunscreen could be a thing of the past if Cambridge Consultants has its way, as the product development firm develops a low cost, environmentally friendly option using PET.
The issue of sustainability never seems to be far from the minds of cosmetics manufacturers, and L’Oreal USA’s latest green goal has been realized as its Garnier subsidiary develops the first community garden made from non-recyclable post-consumer beauty...
Unilever’s decision to roll out compressed versions of its Sure, Vaseline and Dove deodorants was a good one according to the latest consumer research and may set the standard for other size reduction initiatives in other consumer goods categories.
The big challenge to the beauty packaging industry is differentiation as it becomes more difficult to make a product stand out, according to Mintel’s senior global packaging analyst, Benjamin Punchard.
Sustainable packaging has long been spoken about in the cosmetics industry and whilst one of beauty’s big players has pledged its commitment to the cause, L’Oréal has also reiterated the importance of consumer safety too.
Global Bioenergies (GB), one of the few companies developing processes to convert renewable resources through fermentation, says it has created a metabolic pathway to convert renewable resources to propylene, a main hurdle faced by the packaging industry.
Hair colourants, conditioners and styling agents offer the best opportunities for hair care in the developed markets as the ‘affordable luxury’ trends picks up pace, according to market analyst Euromonitor.
From going green to virtual interactive elements, cosmetic brands are going above and beyond to stand out when it comes to its product's packaging - in light of this, Cosmetics Design takes a look at what's been packing a trend so far...
According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the industry in that region.
As the packaging sector evolves, the industry continues to cross over to the greener side. In light of this, Cosmetics Design looks back over the year so far to note the progress brands have made in a goal to be more sustainable.
Elevance Renewable Sciences has been awarded the 2012 Presidential Green Challenge Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for its production of “high performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs.”
This was one of two key messages driven home at the North American edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit earlier in the month. The other – was to improve measurement techniques for its environmental impacts.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Institute for Sustainability has teamed up with some of the leading cosmetic companies to create a roundtable aimed at increasing the innovation and use of sustainable packaging in the industry.
Third-party certifier Fair Trade USA has announced its redesigned certification label and significant revisions to its Multiple Ingredients Product Policy, aimed at better serving the needs of farmers, businesses and consumers looking for fair trade certified...
Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has redesigned the on-shelf bottles for its Pureology brand professional hair products as it looks to combine sustainable packaging with the aesthetics required of a beauty product.
Global beauty company Coty has selected Klöckner Pentaplast’s new renewable resource TerraPET films for the packaging of its men’s Adidas fragrance range, in a bid to meet the company’s sustainable packaging goals.