Packaging

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.

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

5 latest updates for regulation and safety in beauty: 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

From controversy over misreporting of potentially unsafe UK cosmetics after Brexit, to Unilever’s expanded transparency programme for ingredients, we take a look at the key updates for safety and regulation so far this year in this Editor’s Spotlight.

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.

Halal claims: ingredients through to finished products

Halal claims: ingredients through to finished products

By Lucy Whitehouse

With halal beauty a rising focus for brands, formulators and ingredients suppliers alike, we speak to companies working in the space to find out why the trend is rising, and how they are responding.

8 top predictions for sustainable cosmetics in 2019

8 top predictions for sustainable cosmetics in 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ecovia Intelligence has revealed its picks for the top trends and drivers set to define sustainable beauty and personal care in the coming year. We reveal the specialist research consulting & training company’s predictions in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with Kezzler, a company that offers technology to digitize individual products in the supply chain to give them a unique, secure and traceable identity, on the rising demand for transparency in the beauty industry. This Editor’s Spotlight...

Holland & Barrett launches CBD-infused cosmetics range

Holland & Barrett launches CBD-infused cosmetics range

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a sign that the European market may be ready for the rising cannabis-related skin care products that has been sweeping the US, Eos Scientific has launched their Ambience range across the UK.

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...

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.