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TricorBraun and Kenra create hair care packaging that can “push the price point”

17-Jan-2017 - The packager and hair care maker worked closely together to develop premium-style containers for Kenra’s new line of Snail CC Creme for hair care products.

Counterfeit cosmetics in France: customs officers uncover illegal manufacturing facility

10-Jan-2017 - In a discovery described as “exceptional and unprecedented”, investigators from the National Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (DNRED) in France have uncovered a laboratory dedicated to the production of counterfeit cosmetics.

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

10-Jan-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact report for 2016, taking a look at the question of how far the non-profit association progressed towards global, sustainable palm oil production last year.

Major packaging industry shows set to open doors in two weeks

06-Jan-2017 - The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and the PCD packaging shows’ 2017 editions are to be held together 18 and 19 January in Paris.

Sustainability Corner at in-cosmetics: a closer look

05-Jan-2017 - Ahead of the global trade show to be held in London later this year, we take a closer look at one of in-cosmetics’ central new feature: its ‘Sustainability Corner’.

EC responds on CMR carcinogens ban in cosmetics

04-Jan-2017 - The European Commission's move last year to clarify how carcinogenic substances in cosmetics are regulated was met with criticism, and the EC has now responded.

Unilever new multi-million manufacturing plant in Dubai

03-Jan-2017 - Consumer goods giant Unilever is opening a new $272 million plant in Dubai, dedicated to the production of beauty and personal care products.

Industry responds to public consultation on UK microbeads ban

03-Jan-2017 - A public consultation was launched by the UK government into its proposal to ban the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

Beauty festive crackers proving a smash

23-Dec-2016 - Following on from the rise of the beauty advent calendar witnessed in the festive period in recent years, this holiday season has seen beauty crackers step into the spotlight as a popular new opportunity for brands.

Ways to sell: retail channel innovations in 2016

22-Dec-2016 - With digital taking an ever more central role in the way beauty and personal care brands are retailing their products, we take a look at how consumer demand has shaped retail in the EMEA region in 2016.

Latest data on the global beauty: market downgrade due to spending cuts

20-Dec-2016 - Euromonitor International, a market research firm, has released its Q4 data for the global beauty and personal care market, downgrading its forecast model to USD 4.4 billion.

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‘No room for greenwashing’: The reality of sustainability for the personal care industry

15-Dec-2016 - With sustainability very much an industry focus and in the public eye, we caught up with Chris Sayner from specialty chemicals company Croda to get his take on the current state of sustainability in the personal care industry.

Power play: energy claims becoming a beauty trend

14-Dec-2016 - One of the key global trends set to impact on beauty and personal care is a focus on energy, according to research firm Mintel: we take a look at the future of innovation for beauty in light of this.

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The Hero Project on innovating beauty via social media data

13-Dec-2016 - With the industry having been traditionally slow to wise up to the massive opportunities offered by the internet, The Hero Project is one new beauty concept from Britain looking to turn that on its head.

Water ‘the new luxury’, says Mintel beauty research

09-Dec-2016 - Market research firm Mintel has observed that water as a precious commodity is a trend which is about to hit the beauty industry in a big way.

Augmented human: Mintel on smart beauty tech

08-Dec-2016 - Mintel, market research firm, has observed several major trends taking the beauty industry forward and driving innovation: augmented human is one at the forefront of the industry.

Bulldog study: men awkward about exchanging gifts

06-Dec-2016 - Major skin care player for male grooming, Bulldog, has launched a marketing campaign following its recent research that found men feel awkward about giving each other gifts.

Key cosmetics sustainability concerns in Europe

01-Dec-2016 - The recent Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has released the key findings from the event on the top sustainability issues facing the industry in Europe.

Quadpack, Collcap merger sees dominant European packing force emerging

29-Nov-2016 - UK packaging provider, Collcap Group, has merged with international manufacturer Quadpack Industries, with the combined group set to trade under the Quadpack name.

P&G to relaunch men’s grooming, including new products and packages for Gillette

28-Nov-2016 - Given recent competition in the shave and grooming categories, P&G is upping its marketing and advertising efforts as well as changing packaging and products to hold on to its market share.

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