Sustainable Packaging

HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging at Luxe Pack New York 2019

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HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s Luxe Pack New York event it seemed as if everyone was showing some sort of greener, cleaner beauty packaging. To meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly packaging, HCT has begun making compacts in recyclable, recycled, and...

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Aptar showcases Reboul beauty packaging tech at Luxe Pack New York

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s Luxe Pack New York creative packaging tradeshow, Aptar is featuring newly acquired, next-gen cosmetics packaging technologies. In 2018 the company bought the French packaging business of Reboul—complete with its components, assemblies,...

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P&G leverages Herbal Essences brand for consumer education

By Deanna Utroske

At the Sustainable Brands Conference in Paris, the company announced plans to use the hair brand’s marketing reach as “a force for good and a force for growth,” which means that Herbal Essences will be talking a lot about its certified botanical ingredients...

Get sustainability right or you may regret it!

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Get sustainability right or you may regret it!

By Simon Pitman

One of the buzz words at this month’s in-cosmetics Global event in Paris was undoubtedly sustainability. It’s been on the radar for years, but it’s not going away. In fact it is only gaining momentum.

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LATAM Beauty Brands Profile

LATAM Beauty Brands Profile: Men's Grooming.

By Simon Pitman

The men's grooming and natural trends have both seen huge growth in the LATAM region in recent years. Here we look at a selection of products that combine both trends, brought to us by the Mintel Global New Products Database.

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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...

What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

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What does soil health have to do with the Cosmetics Industry?

By Simon Pitman

A huge body of scientific evidence makes it hard to deny that pollution from the agricultural industry has contributed significantly to global climate change, but what might perplex some is how this is connected to the cosmetics and personal care industry.

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Sustainable Cosmetics Summit will return to NYC for 10th year

By Deanna Utroske

The green beauty conference event hosted by ecovia Intelligence is set to take place in New York City again this May and will feature an array of expert speakers from innovative brands like Pinch of Colour, material recycling ventures like TerraCycle,...

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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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Will waterless hair wash from OWA upend the category?

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty startup led by Kailey Bradt is preparing to launch its first product—a powder shampoo—in the weeks ahead. What this means for the hair care category is yet to be seen. But Moondust Hair Wash is already distinctive. Cosmetics Design checked...

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Beauty packager Aptar reaches energy management milestone

By Deanna Utroske

In late 2018, the company’s Wisconsin facility secured ISO 50001 certification; an announcement that comes in the midst of ongoing efforts from cosmetics and personal care industry manufacturers and suppliers to reduce their environmental impact.

The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

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The Cosmetics Design beauty and personal care industry trends for 2019

By Simon Pitman

During 2018 the Cosmetics Design team has had its eye on the big trends in an effort to determine what is going to be driving the industry in 2019. In this video we have combined our know-how to bring you a total of 20 trends to look out for in the Americas,...

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...

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

Ecovia Intelligence natural cosmetics masterclass

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic market information provider Ecovia Intelligence has opened up the registration for a one-day Natural Cosmetics Masterclass training and workshop in San Francisco on January 15th, 2019.

How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

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How is indie beauty shaping up in Europe?

By Simon Pitman

The first ever Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) to take place in Europe has just been wrapped up in London, a small event that showcased some of the leading brands targeting the market there.

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...

Inventing Indie Beauty

Spotlight on Indie Beauty

Inventing Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Independent cosmetics and personal care brands commonly get started with the hope of meeting an overlooked consumer need or filling an industry niche. Still, it’s not that often something truly new comes to market. Here Cosmetics Design identifies 4 new...

Listen to Cosmetics Design on The Eco Well podcast

Listen to Cosmetics Design on The Eco Well podcast

By Deanna Utroske

Consumers today are enchanted with green beauty, clean beauty, and everything in between. Still there’s a lot to be done in the way of consumer education when it comes to sustainable cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance products. Ventures like The...

The ADF&PCD packaging tradeshow returns to New York City in September

The ADF&PCD packaging tradeshow returns to New York City in September

By Deanna Utroske

Next week, a joint event, bridging the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum with a show dedicated to the packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics, and Design, returns to New York City for the third time, and comprises exhibits, awards, and educational programing—programming...

Indie Beauty Profile Tina Hedges LOLI Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Tina Hedges, LOLI Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Tina Hedges, founder of LOLI Beauty, offers advice that she’s gained over the course of several entrepreneurial ventures; enumerates how LOLI takes sustainability to the far end of possibility; and explains why the seed of...

6 Indie Beauty Trends You Missed at Project Beauty Expo 2018

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6 Indie Beauty Trends You Missed at Project Beauty Expo

By Deanna Utroske

This past Sunday at PBE in New York City, there were plenty of compelling concepts and innovations to be seen; including new ingredient trends such as avocado oil and purée, cucumber seed oil, and alternative sugars like molasses. In this video montage,...

Cosmoprof North America 2018, in photos

Cosmoprof North America 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The 16th edition of Cosmoprof North America was an event packed with product innovation, new trends, networking opportunities and business opportunities. The Cosmetics Design team was combing the aisles for all that was new and this photo gallery brings...

Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand, says Qosmedix

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Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand

By Deanna Utroske

“Our customers are really demanding more environmentally friendly options,” Sari Sternschein, VP of Marketing at Qosmedix, tells Cosmetics Design in this video interview (filmed at Cosmoprof North America). She describes the recycled and recyclable solutions...

FCE Cosmetique director discusses event's evolution

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FCE Cosmetique director discusses event's evolution

By Simon Pitman

We caught up with João Paulo Picolo, Managing Director of the FCE Cosmetique event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to find out more about how the event has been reinvented in recent years.

PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference

PCPC 2018 legal regulatory conference

By Simon Pitman

The PCPC has unveiled the program for its 2018 legal regulatory conference, which includes key topics such as avoiding legal ‘hellholes’, animal testing, employment law and California Prop 65.

PeclersParis expo highlights the allure and science of color

PeclersParis expo highlights the allure and science of color

By Simon Pitman

In an industry where color plays such a massive part in the presentation of products and what is trending for make up products, a new expo at the Smithsonian Design Museum, in NYC, delves deeper into the science beshind color choices.

The shift to waterless cosmetics

The shift to waterless cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

In our sustainability focus, we delve into the metamorphosis of water in beauty and personal care by looking at the demand for waterless product R&D efforts and releases.

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