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Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

02-Aug-2017 - Both companies serve the cosmetics and personal care industries (among others). But this deal advances WestRock’s business in Australia, where Hanapak is well established in the consumer packaging market.

Skin care ingredient maker Croda invests in Cutitronics

31-Jul-2017 - The deal with tech company Cutitronics is about more than just skin care devices and personalized product recommendations. It’s an expertise exchange and an opportunity for Croda to be a major player in ‘big data for skin care’ market.

Microbeads: UK industry association responds to government’s conclusion on ban consultation

28-Jul-2017 - The UK government recently released the findings of its public consultation into a microbead ban in the region, and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has responded.

How to take a ‘holistic’ approach to sustainability: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit responds

27-Jul-2017 - The upcoming industry event is urging cosmetics and personal care industry players to take a holistic approach to sustainability, noting that “few companies appear to be looking beyond their environmental impacts”.

Microbeads: UK government consultation on ban concludes, responses revealed

25-Jul-2017 - The UK government has released a summary of responses to its recent consultation on its proposed microbead ban, and explained how it is responding to these.

A hair and skin care line made from rice bran. And that includes the packaging!

24-Jul-2017 - At the recent Cosmoprof North America event we caught up with a spokesperson for the Taiwanese brand Reise. What is different is that not only is the Taiwanese hair and skin care line formulated using rice bran, the material has also been incorporated into both the primary and secondary packaging

Cosmoprof North America marketing director talks packaging

18-Jul-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team caught up with Cosmoprof North America marketing director Daniela Ciocan to find out more about what was new at the show this year and to learn a bit more about the event's focus on cosmetic and personal care packaging.

VIG Partners acquires facial pack manufacturers P&C

12-Jul-2017 - South Korean private equity fund, VIG Partners, acquires a 73% stake in facial pack manufacturer, Press & Converting (P&C).

Guest article

The future of smarter sampling packaging designs for health & beauty

12-Jul-2017 - In this guest article, a packaging expert reveals his insight into the future for sampling packaging in the beauty and personal care industry.

RSPO European edition gives rise to new partnerships on palm oil

06-Jul-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) held its European Roundtable event recently in London, at which it disclosed key data on the strengthening profile of the RSPO project, and saw the launch of new partnerships.

What is COSMOS certification? Organics and naturals in UK market

30-Jun-2017 - Finished product brands and ingredients manufacturers alike across Europe now have the opportunity to get their products accredited with a region-wide certification.

Cosmetics Europe Week proves knowledge sharing success

28-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Europe Week held a successful edition for 2017 in Brussels, discussing global trends and latest industry developments.

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Beauty is Your Business

27-Jun-2017 - Senior Correspondent Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Beauty is Your Business, in which she chats with the podcast’s hosts about the indie beauty revolution, the latest ingredient trends, and much more. Take a break from the daily headlines and listen in on this lively exploration all things cosmetics and personal care.  

Carbios makes progress on biorecycling of PET plastic

22-Jun-2017 - French bioplastics player Carbios says it has made significant advances in the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid derived from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.

Lumson high-end makeup packaging acquisition

21-Jun-2017 - Lumnson, a leading packaging player within Europe, has announced the acquisition of another packaging player, Leoplast, a specialist in high-end makeup.

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several leadership changes at Avon Products. Now, John Higson is retiring and a new global president will join the company.

Exclusive interview

Collaborating for sustainable palm oil: Cargill gives perspective

13-Jun-2017 - Ahead of this week’s 2017 European edition of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, held in London, we caught up with Cargill, one major player in personal care set to participate.

Indie Beauty Profile

Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, Planted in Beauty

12-Jun-2017 - In their Indie Beauty Profile, Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, founders of Planted in Beauty by Well Within, explain how they’re making good use of the various business services available to startups in and beyond beauty and reveal what they’ve hearing from consumers about anti-aging.   

Eleven specialist workshops planned for Makeup in Paris

09-Jun-2017 - With Makeup in Paris’s 2017 edition fast approaching, the show organisers have released a programme featuring eleven specialist workshops across sustainability, colour trends, and packaging.

Protection: a rising trend in nail care

08-Jun-2017 - One key emerging trend influencing the nail care and polish segment is the consumer enthusiasm for protection trends.

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