Refill Revolution

Kao Corporation has already invested significantly in circular beauty packaging innovations in Japan but now wants to stretch efforts beyond its domestic market [Getty Images]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROMISE

Kao: ‘Maximising and minimising’ key to zero-waste circular beauty future

By Kacey Culliney

Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation believes achieving a circular society will require a delicate balance of minimising beauty materials and maximising use, with thin-film packaging offering plenty of promise.

International beauty major L'Oréal is sharply focused on developing more sustainable packaging across its portfolio, including refill-reuse designs like for its Valentino Rosso lipstick pictured [Image: L'Oréal]

BIG BRAND TALKS – IN CONVERSATION WITH TODAY’S BEAUTY LEADERS

L’Oréal exec: The future of beauty packaging is ‘eco-desirability’

By Kacey Culliney

The future of beauty packaging will centre on blending sustainability with desirability and rely on innovative industry partnerships and advances in material science, lifecycle analysis and smart product design, says L’Oréal’s global director of sustainable...

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