Singapore start-up Mykílio is hopeful its mushroom-based packaging can find a niche in the luxury beauty space, where it believes it can appeal to the sustainable values of younger consumers especially.
The firm behind the artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) features adopted by Japan’s Shiseido and a raft of Indian retailers says personalised experiences are key to give brands and physical stores the edge in an ultra-competitive marketplace.
Beauty Kitchen founder Jo Chidley will present its circular retail model ‘Re’ at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, spotlighting why reuse should no longer be a ‘fringe science’ but a mainstream way of thinking.
Consumers live in a multisensory world where perception and experiences are defined by the human senses, and the beauty industry must keep this front-of-mind during product design and development, says a leading experimental psychologist.
Design to reuse should be prioritised as a sustainable beauty strategy because its overall positive impact far outweighs working with reduced or recyclable materials, according to European researchers.
SGD Pharma, the global producer of moulded glass vials, is to expand its cosmetics offering globally with the appointment of industry leader Sheherazade Chamlou as Vice President Sales Beauty Americas.
Skin and sun care brand Everyday Humans was just added to the Target Zero Collection, aided by their plastic neutral certification. CosmeticsDesign spoke with brand founder Charlotte Chen Pienaar about being included in the retail giant's sustainable...
Circular beauty start-up Innerbottle has linked-up with LG Chem and CJ Logistics to pilot a new B2C beauty platform that will allow consumers to recycle their cosmetic packaging easily and effectively.
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Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation believes achieving a circular society will require a delicate balance of minimising beauty materials and maximising use, with thin-film packaging offering plenty of promise.
Transitioning beauty business models from linear to circular will be critical in creating a sustainable future, and change requires close collaboration at every stage of the supply chain, says the president and CEO of French packaging firm Albéa Group.
UK indie brand Beauty Kitchen has secured a multi-million funding grant to upscale its circular retail model Re, aiming to save thousands of beauty bottles from landfill and break linear business models in the years ahead.
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The future of beauty packaging will centre on blending sustainability with desirability and rely on innovative industry partnerships and advances in material science, lifecycle analysis and smart product design, says L’Oréal’s global director of sustainable...
Advanced-recycling plastic resin supplier Eastman Renew is expanding into France by 2025 with the support of five beauty companies committing to supply contracts. CosmeticsDesign spoke with to Tara Cary, segment market manager for Cosmetics and Personal...
Aluminum packaging is on the rise as a sustainable packaging option because it’s not just highly recyclable, but infinitely recyclable, but it’s also dentable and is implicated in environmental toxicity.
Personal care major Beiersdorf is rolling out climate-friendly valves and post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium cans across its core Nivea aerosol ranges, supporting a significant reduction in overall environmental footprint.
NFC-enabled packaging can help to minimise the environmental impact of product packaging, in addition to boosting engagement with consumers, claims a company that has recently worked with Paco Rabanne.
The cosmetic and detergent categories are innovating most intensely in bioplastic technologies worldwide, with Europe and the US leading the charge, finds a study from the European Patent Office (EPO).
French luxury fashion house Chanel has co-developed a biobased bottle cap for one of its perfume collections with Finnish startup Sulapac, made from a blend of renewable materials including wood chips.
New Zealand start-up Mushroom Material has developed a sustainable mushroom-based material as an alternative to polystyrene styrofoam and cardboard packaging and is targeting the cosmetics sector for its first products.
UK retail giant Tesco has extended its partnership with TerraCycle spin-off Loop to roll out in-store dedicated fixtures offering a range of consumer goods in durable, waste-free packaging designed to be returned, industrially cleaned and reused.
Prestige beauty major Estée Lauder Companies has developed a reusable pump device that simultaneously cools and dispenses product and a single-use cosmetic pad with a self-heating function and preloaded formulation.
UK packaging firm Origin Group has developed a single-dose recyclable sachet that snaps open for easy, sustainable use across cosmetics, skin care and hair care – industries where sampling demands remain high.
The beauty industry needs to shun consumerism, stop confusing consumers and invest in infrastructure, packaging technology and manufacturing if it is to begin to address the enormous plastic challenge, says the CEO of the British Beauty Council.