Packaging & Design

Creating new halal markets

The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

By Natasha Spencer

As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about latest developments and how the market in APAC compares...

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

By Simon Pitman

One of the big highlights at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong was The Lipstick factory, a concept that demonstrated the manufacturing of four lipsticks concepts on the show floor. We caught up with Paolo Cogliati to find out about the...

HCT Packaging scoops Cosmoprof award for lash applicator

HCT Packaging scoops Cosmoprof innovation award for lash applicator

By Simon Pitman

HCT Packaging scooped up a Circle of Innovation Award for innovation at the recent Cosmoprof Asia event. We spoke to Denis Maurin, one of the main forces behind the design of the Curator Lash Applicator, to find out what the judge's saw in the design...

Pennellifaro reaps award for vegan-friendly makeup brushes

Pennellifaro reaps award for vegan-friendly makeup brushes

By Simon Pitman

Italian colour cosmetic brush company Pennellifaro recently scooped a top prize at the Cosmoprof Asia Innovation Circle awards for its vegan-friendly line of brushes. We caught up with CEO Sara Zanafredi to find out why the company has tapped into this...

Anti-pollution product launches in APAC

Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

By Natasha Spencer

As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel to find out why brands are specifically...

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmax, South Korea's biggest cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), has teamed up with China’s online retailing giant Alibaba to create a new e-commerce platform to distribute Korean cosmetics throughout China.

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The chemical, material company has put out a call inviting entries in its annual packaging award competition. DuPont’s contest is meant to highlight and inspire packaging in cosmetics, personal care, and every other industry, that’s better for people...

in-cosmetics Asia 2016

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

By Natasha Spencer

in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see going into 2017.

China's cosmetics market grows

Domestic brands to lead China's growth

By Natasha Spencer

In a recent report, Euromonitor International predicts that China’s domestic players will contribute significantly to the beauty and personal care industry over the forecast period.

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

Special Newsletter: Sustainability

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

By Deanna Utroske

Manufacturing in a sustainable way is undeniably good business for any industry that hopes to outlast the current moment. But what ‘sustainability’ is and how to make it an accurate description of the beauty product packaging supply chain is another matter...

Luxury cosmetics for airlines

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

By Natasha Spencer

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 how luxury is coupling up with aviation.  

Skin whitening in India grows

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

By Natasha Spencer

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 care solutions”.

K-beauty influence only in Korea

Does K-beauty impact remain within Korea?

By Natasha Spencer

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 levels of demand in Korea and why these may not be imitated in other countries.

H&M sustainable beauty for new make-up line

H&M drives sustainability efforts

By Natasha Spencer

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.

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

By Simon Pitman

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.

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

By Simon Pitman

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 compounds being the cause.

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

By Lucy Whitehouse

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.

China gearing up to ban repackaged cosmetics?

China gearing up to ban repackaged cosmetics?

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 country.

Luxe Pack Shanghai  debuts trends incubator

Luxe Pack Shanghai debuts trends incubator

By Simon Pitman

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.

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