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From innovation in 3D printing to specialist software and bioplastic packaging, this is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in the ever evolving cosmetics packaging sector.

Bookmark this page to keep up to speed on industry suppliers like HCP, Promens and Topline as well as manufacturers like Unilever and L'Oreal, as they all strive to become greener in their innovation and developments.

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Anti-pollution breaks into hair care and colour cosmetics

05-Jun-2017 - With the effects of pollution remaining a prominent concern for conscious consumers, we ask Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, how companies are...

Japanese hair and beauty artist receives Globe Educator Award 2017

30-May-2017 - Masa Ohtake is recognised for his contributions to the global beauty industry and support for other students embarking on a cosmetics career through his leadership at Shiseido Beauty School.

Intelligent printing to transform Chinese packaging

17-May-2017 - The All in Print China 2018 press conference revealed how the printing industry is entering into the intelligent era, to boost creativity and overseas appeal.

L'Oreal's Ultra Doux partners with TerraCycle

15-May-2017 - Ultra Doux, L'Oreal’s Chinese hair care brand, teams up with waste management company, TerraCycle, to handle hair care packaging waste sustainably.

Johnson & Johnson targets 'Active Kids' with shampoo range

01-May-2017 - Baby care producer, Johnson & Johnson, is entering the child-specific personal hair care sector by launching shampoos aimed at 3 to 10-year-olds.

Clé de Peau Beauté offers a sensory experience

01-May-2017 - Luxury skin care and make up name, Clé de Peau Beauté, prioritises customisation and experiential beauty at its new store in Ginza Six, Tokyo, Japan.

Luxe Pack Shanghai 2017: A round-up of its 10th anniversary event

25-Apr-2017 - The luxury trade show, which this year celebrated its 10th edition, explored the latest trends in packaging, fragrance and sustainability to launch and evolve in the Asia-Pacific region.

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

24-Apr-2017 - The Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), focuses on blue light study protocol and its personal care developments after obtaining ISO-certification....

Rising markets: South Korea and facial skin care

11-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence providers, Mintel, announced that the birthplace of K-beauty and K power now ranks in the top 10 for global beauty markets.

Anti-pollution claims strengthen emerging facial powder niche

05-Apr-2017 - As facial powders have been tipped as the next big thing in the multifunctionality trend, Mintel explains how brands are utilising anti-pollution packaging claims and natural ingredients to boost their...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

Shiseido wins award for Mazda-designed perfume

22-Mar-2017 - Multinational cosmetics leader, Shiseido, takes home the gold in the coveted international iF Design Awards for its Kodo Soul of Motion concept.

Pop-up potential: Power of experimentation

21-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics retailers are hoping to catch consumers’ attention with the new and dynamic pop-up trend.

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Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

15-Mar-2017 - With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create...

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Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

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China remains lip care hub part 1

08-Mar-2017 - As lip colour remains the fastest growing colour cosmetics subcategory in China, we spoke to Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, to find out why it’s generating...

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Pop-up stores: Celebrating the benefits of offline and online?

14-Feb-2017 - As leading global retail giants conglomerates Amazon and Shiseido announce they are embracing the pop-up retail trend, we explore the benefits they can provide and what it will mean for brick-and-mortar...

Wearable technology: A new meaning to beauty-on-the-go

13-Feb-2017 - With urban Chinese consumer interest building for wearable devices, we explore how the beauty industry can take developments forward in 2017.

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Sweatproof make up: Beauty brilliance around the clock

07-Feb-2017 - The 24-hour beauty trend is driving the APAC region as consumers want to look and feel their best throughout the day and into the night, regardless of environmental influences such...

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Sustainability: A staple of brands’ communication strategies

07-Feb-2017 - As companies strive towards implementing optimal environmental initiatives, Belinda Carli, Director, at the Institute of Personal Care Science explores how this ongoing focus is stepping up a gear in 2017.

Chinese beauty brands up digital investment, report says

07-Feb-2017 - The L2 report uses its specific worldwide standard to analyse the capabilities and achievements of 98 beauty brands in China.

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Customisation: It’s all about colour, bases and fragrances in 2017

06-Feb-2017 - In January, we reported the top trends set to make an impact in 2017. In this three-part article, we revisit each trend in more depth with Belinda Carli, Director, Institute...

Top global consumer trends 2017 part 2: authenticity and personalisation

01-Feb-2017 - In the second part of this article, we explore two more key trends making it onto Euromonitor International’s list of the top 10 global consumer trends for 2017 and take...

Rising urbanisation to spur personal care packaging growth

01-Feb-2017 - With CDA reporting how the global personal care sector is set to focus on widening its market share to skin care and hair care products that contain active ingredients and...

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