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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.

Digital printing innovations at Sino-Label 2017

20-Oct-2016 - Sino-Label 2017, which will take place in China, will house a variety of leading brands demonstrating their cutting-edge label printing technologies.

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

19-Oct-2016 - As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on...

Packaging Design Pentawards winners announced in Shanghai

18-Oct-2016 - The 2016 Pentawards in Shanghai, China, marks the 10th anniversary of the packaging design industry awards.

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Does K-beauty impact remain within Korea?

11-Oct-2016 - As consumer research shows K-beauty’s popularity is not reflected in Thailand, we round up our analysis of the influential Korean trend by looking at how it has reached its current...

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

11-Oct-2016 - As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin...

Printing South China 2017 highlights technological advancements in packaging

11-Oct-2016 - Technologically advanced packaging will be the key theme at the event in March 2017, offering international exhibitors and visitors the latest in dynamic and smart cosmetic packaging.

New skin care actives and pigments launch

06-Oct-2016 - Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies team up to launch skin care actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand.

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H&M drives sustainability efforts

06-Oct-2016 - With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

Tokyo Pack 2016 - packaging innovations to dominate cosmetics

04-Oct-2016 - Tokyo Pack 2016 will display the latest packaging innovations to show the Japanese consumer-led market what it can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

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How smart packaging is shaping the beauty products of tomorrow, Part II

27-Sep-2016 - Smart packaging is without doubt one of the most exciting and potentially revolutionary technologies to ever impact the beauty industry.

FESPA launches first FESPA Asia event in Bangkok

27-Sep-2016 - FESPA Asia will welcome the print industry in February 2017, which has a fundamental influence on the development of cosmetics and skin care packaging.

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How smart packaging is shaping the beauty products of tomorrow, Part I

26-Sep-2016 - Smart packaging is without doubt one of the most exciting and potentially revolutionary technologies to ever impact the beauty industry.

Halal leads cosmetic packaging trends dominating the market

07-Sep-2016 - As popularity for Halal packaging grows within the Asia-Pacific region, companies are introducing innovative and creative cosmetic packaging to appeal to its consumers.

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

16-Aug-2016 - The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

Luxe Formulation bridges the gap between container and contents

12-Jul-2016 - This year’s Luxe Pack Monaco event will again have a specific focus on product formulation, helping to expand its scope beyond just packaging.

L'Oréal Australia tackles the problem of recycling cosmetics packaging

12-Jul-2016 - L’Oréal Australia is making efforts to build its environmental credentials in the country, and has teamed up with TerraCycle to offer consumers a free collection and recycling service for its...

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

28-Jun-2016 - Scientists say that hopes sea corals will recover in the future are being dashed by the emergence of ‘Coral Zombies’ with no reproductive ability, and the evidence points to sunscreen...

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

16-Jun-2016 - Japanese personal care giant Kao has announced that it has begun using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited packaging, in a bid to ramp up its sustainability credentials.

DS Smith unwraps its China packaging plans

15-Jun-2016 - DS Smith, a Europe-based global packaging player, has revealed the plan for its new DS Smith China venture when it launches this summer.

L'Oréal loses the bulk in India: smaller packaging to court consumers

14-Jun-2016 - L’Oréal is making a bid to cater to a dominant consumer trend in India for smaller product sizes, especially the widespread enthusiasm for hair products in sachets.

China gearing up to ban repackaged cosmetics?

02-Jun-2016 - China looks set to ban the sale of repackaged cosmetics, according to industry commentators, a move which will shut down the widespread practice of repackaging and remarketing products in the...

Unilever struggling with Indonesia halal certification

17-May-2016 - Unilever, keen to tap into the rising market of halal consumer goods across food and personal care, is up against a challenging situation in Indonesia.

Luxe Pack Shanghai debuts trends incubator

05-Apr-2016 - Luxe Pack Shanghai will this year feature a new “trends incubator” segment at the event, as a means of highlighting packaging innovation at the annual event.

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

29-Mar-2016 - With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out...

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