Packaging & Design

Dove wants media images to represent women as they are

Dove wants media images to represent women as they are

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Unilever personal care brand announced a partnership with Getty Images and Girlgaze that makes a new library of stock photos available to media and advertisers for license. With its new #ShowUs initiative, Dove wants to expand the conventional...

Packaging: Cosmopack 2019 award winners revealed

Packaging: Cosmopack 2019 award winners revealed

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging has never been a more crucial element of beauty and personal care: the recent Cosmoprof trade show dedicated several features to the packaging industry. Here, we shine a spotlight on the winners of the Cosmopack Awards.

Our top highlights from Cosmoprof 2019

Our top highlights from Cosmoprof 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

We attended this year’s Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2019, the global edition of the Cosmoprof series of trade events for the beauty industry. From probiotic claims, to CBD oil, to high end male grooming including colour cosmetics for men, the show played...

Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

By Deanna Utroske

The packaging company launched its new site for startups and standalone cosmetics and personal care brands at this week’s Luxe Pack event in Los Angeles, California. It’s the next iteration of Aptar’s Indie Boutique offering.

What is the next step for plastic packaging?

What is the next step for plastic packaging?

By Simon Pitman

As Costa Rica becomes the first country in the world to announce that it is ditching single use plastics, it is irrefutable that the war on plastics is really heating up. So what does this mean for our industry?

Paptic: not paper, not plastic, but a biodegradable alternative?

Paptic: not paper, not plastic, but a biodegradable alternative?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging players are under increasing scrutiny from consumers, regulators and manufacturing customers alike to offer increasingly sustainable plastic packaging solutions: Paptic is one innovation offering a solution in this space.

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

Packaging winners for 2019: ADF & PCD show awards spotlight

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year’s ADF & PCD awards were announced last week, with the ceremony presided over by Gilles Baudin, L’Oréal and President of the FEA, Alain Béthune, a packaging expert, and Michel Dupuis of Cojemial Conseils.

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

Global “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” launched

By Lucy Whitehouse

Major players from the plastics and consumer goods value chain have launched the new “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” (AEPW), in a bid to step up efforts to reduce wastes from packaging and through the supply chain.

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging in cosmetics and personal care has never been under more scrutiny than it is today, thanks to the rising consumer and regulator interest in sustainability. This year’s ew Luxe Pack ‘Edition Speciale’ trade show is set to put the issue at the...

Biomod Concepts adds a vegan skin care formulation to its water-free Dry Mask technology offering

Biomod adds a vegan formulation to its Dry Mask technology offering

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care supplier recently launched a new option in its collection of customizable market-ready masks.
Vegan personal care and cosmetic products are shaping up to be a popular next iteration of the clean and green beauty trend. And the company’s...

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

ADF&PCD Paris set for later this month

By Lucy Whitehouse

This year sees the annual beauty packaging show ADF&PCD enjoy its crystal anniversary, set to cover two new special features: the latest sustainable packaging in an “Eco-Tour”, and the sourcing of signature French products at its dedicated “Made...

Carbios invests in PET biorecycling facility

Carbios invests in PET biorecycling facility

By Simon Pitman

Green chemistry specialist Carbios is moving forward with its ambitions to expand into PET biorecycling after signing a letter of intent with Kem One for an implementation project to progress its biorecycling technology.

New Luxe Pack beauty packaging show heads for Paris

New Luxe Pack beauty packaging show heads for Paris

By Lucy Whitehouse

Luxe Pack, a leading trade show for luxury packaging players, has launched a new event in Paris in order to better cater to the number of high end packaging players based in the French capital.

Bulldog founder’s 2019 predictions for male grooming

Bulldog founder’s 2019 predictions for male grooming

By Lucy Whitehouse

Bulldog Skincare is one of the fastest growing men’s skincare brands in the UK, and here, its founder reveals their top picks for male grooming predictions for 2019: from vegan claims to diversity.

ADF&PCD Paris 2019: packaging awards deadline approaches

ADF&PCD Paris 2019: packaging awards deadline approaches

By Lucy Whitehouse

Rewarding the most striking products over the last few months, the 2019 awards from ADF&PCD, the reference event for the aerosol, dispensing and packaging industries for perfumes and cosmetics, are open for entries.

Packaging innovations from around the globe

Packaging innovations from around the globe

By Lucy Whitehouse

From L’Oréal’s efforts with green packaging in China, to a recent major packing player acquisition in Colombia, we cast an eye around the globe at some of the latest shifts in packaging innovations.

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

By Lucy Whitehouse

Brands including Benefit, Dior, Nars and Mac have been the subject of headlines in the UK due to counterfeits worth hundreds of thousands of pounds having been seized.