Packaging & Design

Will label waste soon be non-existent?

Will label waste soon be non-existent?

By Natasha Spencer

The Australian arm of leading cosmetics player, L’Oréal, global materials science and manufacturing firm, Avery Dennison, and waste management name, Wasteflex, collaborate to remove label waste from cosmetics packaging.

Australian Made/Grown logos part 3: Millennial social concerns

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Australian Made/Grown logos part 3: Millennial social concerns

By Natasha Spencer

We caught up once more with Delon Wang, Trends Manager, Asia-Pacific at Mintel, for the final instalment of our Made in Australia series to consider the impact of sociological considerations from the millennial demographic.

Mobile technology: Built on speed and convenience

Mobile technology: Built on speed and convenience

By Natasha Spencer

Mintel’s Beauty Retailing China 2017 report found that almost 50% of Chinese beauty consumers aged 20-49 used mobile payment when buying beauty or personal care products in the six months to November 2016.

Cosmopack Asia director discusses show highlights

Cosmopack Asia director discusses show

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design caught up with Cosmopack Asia show director Rossano Bozzi to find out about all the developments at the expanded packaging event, held in Hong Kong recently. This year's innovations included a full make-up compact production line,...

Panasonic creates digital make up design tool

Panasonic creates digital make up design tool

By Natasha Spencer

The Japanese multinational electronics company cultivates new make up application software that allows shoppers to freely produce digital professional make up.

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Kaneda talks about garnering trust through Made in Japan products

By Natasha Spencer

Yusuke Chikamatsu from the Cosmetic Raw Materials Department at raw material handler and distributor, Kaneda, talks us through their business aims, along with the functionality and high-quality nature of Made in Japan items.

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Kosé launches prestige Decorté brand in the UK

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese multinational personal care company, Kosé Corporation, unveils its Decorté name, as it enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with Selfridges, located on Oxford Street, London, UK.

International natural labelling standard

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

By Natasha Spencer

With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128 provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we...

Shiseido in-store beauty advice

Japan first: The new age of in-store beauty advice

By Natasha Spencer

Hailed as “the first of its kind in the Japanese cosmetics industry”, personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, launches its digital counselling mirror and next generation cosmetics counter at its recently-renovated Ginza Siz store.

Raw materials and natural labelling

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Raw materials progress natural labelling

By Natasha Spencer

As the natural labelling and claims market has an increasingly positive impact on consumer purchasing decisions, we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, about the influence this has in Australia and New Zealand and asked...

Cosmoprof Awards recognise innovation

Cosmoprof Awards adds Beauty Circle Awards to the agenda

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmoprof Asia 2017, the favourite Asia Pacific (APAC) event that reveals the latest trends and novelties in the cosmetics industry, prepares for new awards to recognise cutting-edge developments in the region.

Nexgen Biotechnologies opts for digital labelling

Nexgen Biotechnologies opts for digital labelling

By Simon Pitman

Biotechnology ingredients provider Nexgen has opted for Thinfilm’s NFC solutions as a means of enhancing its global supply chain to provide heightened security and distribution transparency.

Male skin care and sheet masks K-beauty

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Male skin care and sheet masks part II: K-beauty in the US

By Natasha Spencer

Currently, in the US, there appears to be a disconnect between K-beauty trends and their adoption in the Western marketplace. We continued our conversation with David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on how it can build...

Fearful free from claims

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in consumers.

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

By Deanna Utroske

Both companies serve the cosmetics and personal care industries (among others). But this deal advances WestRock’s business in Australia, where Hanapak is well established in the consumer packaging market.