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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.

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...

Beauty and digital come together to launch the industry’s next creator

30-Jan-2017 - Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator, which seeks to find the most innovative creations in the industry, hits the web on 1st February 2017 to push Asia’s status as a leading...

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

18-Jan-2017 - As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are...

Cosme Tokyo 2017 to showcase Made in Japan cosmetics

18-Jan-2017 - This year’s Cosme Tokyo 2017 will place particular importance on promoting products formulated, developed and marketed on its home soil.

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

16-Jan-2017 - As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new...

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What’s in store for packaging in 2017?

11-Jan-2017 - Looking ahead to the next 12 months, we spoke to David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director at Mintel about this year’s top packaging trend predictions.

Water conservation part II: What’s next for sustainability?

09-Jan-2017 - Market information provider, Mintel, releases data on the emerging trend that will see the beauty and cosmetics industries prioritise conserving water and encourage consumers to do the same.

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

09-Jan-2017 - The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Packaging event hosts team up to secure India growth

04-Jan-2017 - The New Year marks a new partnership between the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) and the Indian subsidiary of German trade show organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, as they aim to develop...

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Teen and Tween market: Key target audience in 2017

03-Jan-2017 - The beauty and cosmetics industries in APAC continue to prioritise market understanding, innovation and creativity, along with research and development to launch revolutionary products that appeal to both domestic and...

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

China’s cosmetics production license deadline approaches

14-Dec-2016 - Chinese cosmetics manufacturers must exchange or obtain a Cosmetic Production License before 31st December 2016 to continue manufacturing activities.

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