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From innovation in 3D printing to specialist software and bioplastic packaging, this is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in the ever-evolving cosmetics packaging sector.

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Dupont awards give only the smallest of nods to beauty packaging

27-May-2016 - The winners of the 28th Dupont Award for Packaging Innovation have been announced but this year there is only one winner from the cosmetics and personal care category.

DuPont launches new anti-counterfeiting packaging film

13-May-2016 - Tackling the issue of counterfeit cosmetic and fragrance products is the aim of a new film that has been developed by Dupont using 3D imaging technology.

MakeUp in Paris takes an eco-friendly turn

04-May-2016 - For the first time ever, the MakeUp Paris event will have a green focus, aimed at showcasing innovations for products that are sustainable and kinder to the planet while still...

Nivea smells app opportunity with new body odour detector

26-Apr-2016 - Global skin care and deodorant manufacturer Nivea is making waves with the launch of its new, body odour detecting app, NOSE.

Cosmetics now boasting ethical food labels

21-Apr-2016 - Ethical food labels, such as ‘non-GMO Product Verified’ and ‘gluten-free’, are fast becoming staple features on cosmetics and personal care products too, according to new research.

Eco-compatible sunscreen to be first to use clear sustainable film packaging

01-Apr-2016 - Eco-sunscreen brand Sôvée is to be the first cosmetics company to use a clear packaging film based on renewable resources, specially developed by Italian Mater-Bi manufacturer Novamont to protect its...

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

29-Mar-2016 - With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out...

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‘Cosmetics is at a crossroad… creative design could help usher in innovative breakthroughs’

24-Mar-2016 - The scientific theory of creative design, known as Concept-Knowledge theory (C-K theory), could provide the cosmetics industry with opportunities, possibilities, and new players that could disrupt the standard ecosystem, according...

Could eggshell nanoparticles be the next step up for bioplastics?

17-Mar-2016 - Bioplastics are in big demand as increasingly popular eco-friendly alternatives to cosmetic packaging, and the latest research in this area is pointing to eggshell as a new material.

Demand for cosmetics packaging colourants strengthening globally

15-Mar-2016 - In a move which confirms the increasing international appetite for plastic colourants in beauty and personal care packaging, Asian manufacturer Tokyo Ink has opened its first base in Mexico.

e.l.f. Cosmetics switches to synthetic brush fibers

10-Mar-2016 - At the behest of the nonprofit animal rights organization PETA, e.l.f has stopped using animal hair to make its beauty tools and hopes other industry brands will follow suit. ...

Robert Graham men’s fragrance collection mimics liquor

02-Mar-2016 - The fashion brand’s latest project takes a cue from the presentation packaging and careful distillation processes commonly associated with spirits, a strategy the company founder believes will capture the attention...

Pack Peek

Pack Peek Gallery - February 2016

23-Feb-2016 - There has been a whole host of new launches, innovations, awards and news from the cosmetics packaging world since the start of the year, and with some shows already under...

Art of Packaging to honor Interparfums at the annual Art of Packaging Award

18-Feb-2016 - This year’s Art of Packaging Awards gala will be dedicated to the honouring fragrance player Interparfums and its CEO Jean Madar.

Fusion says its latest launch creates new packaging category

16-Feb-2016 - Fusion Packaging says it Shine FX Laminate Tubes collection has created a new space in the crowded packaging space, thanks to innovation that includes an unprecedented number of design options.

Sustainable plastic packaging for The Body Shop

03-Feb-2016 - With the help of a California-based tech company, the global beauty brand is making personal care product containers from captured carbon emissions. 

PCD and ADF open their doors in Paris today!

03-Feb-2016 - The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design (PCD) events open their doors today welcoming all the latest innovations and creations from their respective packaging...

AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless for €200 million

02-Feb-2016 - AptarGroup has looked at expanding and enhancing its airless packaging solutions, particularly in beauty and personal care, with the acquisition of German firm Mega Airless for approximately €200 million.

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek: A new year, new packaging innovations gallery

20-Jan-2016 - So, a new year is upon us and as 2016 is under way, it’s time for a look at the latest news and innovations from the cosmetics packaging world. Flick...

New technology and consumer demand influence 2016 packaging trends

13-Jan-2016 - Brands and manufacturers are constantly innovating packaging as they look to engage consumers and build brand loyalty, and this is seeing six key trends influence the sector, according to market...

L’Oréal finds new method to evaluate efficacy of dispensing systems to avoid contamination

17-Dec-2015 - L’Oréal research, carried out with Ghent University in Belgium, has identified a new protocol for evaluating the efficacy of some dispensing systems in the microbial protection of water-based preservative-free cosmetic...

New packaging options address consumer expectations

11-Nov-2015 - The latest launches from personal care and beauty packaging makers key in on industry trends such as convenience, personalization, and multifunction. Here Cosmetics Design explores a handful of the newest...

VTT develops new plastic microchannel method for perfume applications

06-Nov-2015 - The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new method involving microchannel structures embedded in plastics that could be used for perfume and cosmetic applications.

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

05-Nov-2015 - Natural animal hair was once readily available as a by-product of food industries. Now that’s changing along with the global food supply. And, consumer attitudes are shifting too. As a...

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