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April 16, 2018

BAMA reports record year for aerosol manufacturers

The statistics were announced by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) which revealed a record 1.562 billion cans were filled in 2017.

April 18, 2018

New cushion compact technology addresses restitution and dosage issues

The new patent-pending Porex Fiber Cushion is a gradient fibre reservoir that addresses product dosage challenges typically associated with standard foam cushions used for existing makeup products. The technology deploys capillary action to pull liquid formula from the bottom of pads to the surface in a measured, consistent manner. A touch-driven response then ensures the cushion disperses a uniform amount of product each time it is compressed.

April 6, 2018

Uriage selects Aptar Beauty + Home for new anti-aging product range

Uriage has selected Aptar Beauty + Home’s Auriga City airless solution to protect its new product range called Age Protect, a multi-action formula which combats the signs of aging.

April 16, 2018

L’Oréal Releases Q1 2018 Financials

L’Oréal has released its Q1 2018 financial results, and the cosmetics giant has entered the fiscal year on a high note: The company reported sales of €6.78 billion, a like-for-like increase of 6.8% over the same period last year.

April 5, 2018

Estée Lauder Companies expands presence in UK with Crème de La Mer pop-up

The Estée Lauder Companies has expanded its UK presence having opened a pop up shop for its premium Crème de La Mer brand, according to City AM.

April 13, 2018

Shiseido Succeeds in Visualization of Internal Skin Elasticity

Shiseido reports it has succeeded in visualizing the internal skin elasticity distribution -- for the first time in the world. 

April 9, 2018

Marchesini pushes into cosmetic packaging at Hispack 2018

Marchesini is continuing to push into the cosmetic packaging market and will be attending Hispack 2018.

The packaging, process and logistics exhibition to be held in Barcelona 8-11 May 2018.

February 13, 2018

The Skincare trends taking 2018 by storm

The year is well underway now, so here’s a round up of the best skincare trends we’re seeing so far in 2018!

February 5, 2018

What does the Chinese consumer of tomorrow want?

Chinese digital magazine, Jing Daily, and RTG Intuition, which belongs to RTG Consulting Group, identify emerging trends that specifically appeal to Gen-Y and Gen-Z Chinese consumers.                              

February 8, 2018

Reflecting on 2017 Beauty Insights—and What That Means for Brands in 2018

Every day, Influenster members create 40,000 organic ratings, reviews, photos, videos, lists and questions and answers about beauty products. Having such a wealth of user-generated content, we wanted to share what real consumers are buzzing about within the beauty product landscape.

February 6, 2018

Beautystreams Presents Color Trends

The conference Color in Beauty: From Symbolism to Adaptation Worldwide, will be presented by Beautystreams’ marketing manager Michele Superchi on Thursday, February 8th from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm.
Superchi will talk about the importance of color as a vehicle of communication in the beauty industry, and how the cultural symbolism of color varies from one region to another. Current color makeup trends will be discussed, as well as future insights.

January 16, 2018

TPR Holdings LLC announced a worldwide beauty license with fashion house Badgley Mischka.

The collaboration will debut this spring, with the release of a first fragrance in three sizes (100 ml., 50 ml., and a travel size). A color cosmetics line is slated to launch in the summer.

December 19, 2017

Colgate-Palmolive Acquires PCA Skin and EltaMD

Colgate-Palmolive has announced the acquisition of PCA Skin and EltaMD, in two separate transactions.  

According to Colgate-Palmolive, these acquisitions will enable it to enter the professional skin care category while complementing its existing global personal care businesses. 

December 15, 2017

Half of China's luxury goods are purchased by millennials and younger

Almost half of luxury shoppers in China are under 30, a new regional report has revealed.
According to a study from e-commerce platform Secoo, 48% of prestige products were purchased by millennials and Generation Z in 2017.

December 15, 2017

L'Oreal is confident China's selfie revolution will be good for its business

The growth potential in China is "unlimited" due to the country's rising middle class, L'Oreal China CEO Stephane Rinderknech told CNBC. The world's largest cosmetics company is confident about its business in China next year even though some experts think the economy is headed for a slowdown.

December 12, 2017

Mintel announces five global packaging trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. 

December 11, 2017

Unilever Announces the Launch of New Brand, Love Beauty and Planet

Unilever has announced the launch of its newest brand, Love Beauty and Planet, a naturally-positioned brand heading to grocery stores, e-commerce sites and natural product retailers in January 2018. In an article from, Piyush Jain, VP of haircare at Unilever, was quoted saying, "The idea is to create a brand with strong natural and sustaina­bility credentials that also performs well."

December 7, 2017

The Estée Lauder Companies harnesses Instagram shoppable technology for breast cancer fundraising event

The Estée Lauder Companies has made use of Instagram’s shoppable technology to launch a ‘fundraising activation’ to raise money for breast cancer awareness – said to be the first social media event of its kind.

November 27, 2017

Re-Formulating Strategies in the Beauty World

Judging by our annual research, it appears that this year’s Top 20 Global Beauty Companies may have worked harder than ever to increase sales in a competitive environment. According to L’Oréal, the global cosmetics market was worth more than $215 billion in 2016, with growth of about 4% over the previous year. While not all of our Top 20 reached their financial objectives, business remained strong despite factors such as regional political and currency uncertainties and consumers’ lack of loyalty as they pursue ever-more efficacious products that look pretty and deliver Instagram-worthy results.

October 11, 2017

Coty Announces Multifaceted Transformation of Iconic COVERGIRL Brand

New York – October 10, 2017 – Coty Inc. (NYSE:COTY) today announced the biggest reinvention in COVERGIRL’S 60-year history with a bold vision to redefine the brand, starting with a powerful new expression of its purpose: “I Am What I Make Up.”

November 9, 2017

Bulldog’s new line of skincare packaging uses plastic from sugarcane

Bulldog Skincare for Men has teamed up with RPC M&H Plastics to create new sustainable packaging for its new skincare line of moisturizers, face washes and face scrubs.

November 8, 2017

Impeccably shaped appearance, perfectly staged

New Red & White, the Indonesian producer of aluminium aerosol cans, has developed a unique and exclusive shape for Nabeel Perfume, a leading provider of luxurious fragrances in the United Arab Emirates.

February 20, 2017

The 5 top trends for the cosmetic market 2017-2018

In the next seasons, makeup and skincare will be key elements in a new approach to the lifestyle of a consumer who is more attentive to the quality, to the effectiveness, to the immediate results, but with a deep connection with a soul that is green and sustainable.

Aug 15, 2017

Artistic packaging in makeup makes a comeback

While effectiveness is definitely up there in terms of what we value in a beauty product, we cannot lie: Sometimes makeup packaging is enough to get us to splurge. Some makeup packaging, generally at the luxury tier, are gorgeously simple, some are so stunningly artful...

October 23, 2017

Aveda Introduces Dispensing Closure with Post-Consumer Recycled Content

In attempts to create more sustainable packaging, Aveda has introduced a dispensing closure made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. 

Aug 15, 2017

Artistic packaging in makeup makes a comeback

While effectiveness is definitely up there in terms of what we value in a beauty product, we cannot lie: Sometimes makeup packaging is enough to get us to splurge. Some makeup packaging, generally at the luxury tier, are gorgeously simple, some are so stunningly artful...

August 6, 2017

Skincare-inspired benefits in high demand among colour cosmetics users in the USA

The overall US colour cosmetics market experienced moderate growth in 2017 with lip, facial and eye cosmetics growing around two percent slower than last year, reveals Mintel in a new research. However, skincare-inspired benefits are in high demand among colour cosmetics users.

July 26, 2017

How the fragrance category is embracing tomorrow's consumer

The fragrance category is witnessing some major shifts. An area that was once dominated by sex-laced marketing, the message is now very different, with new trends such as natural, personalised and home fragrances all being marketed with a very different approach.

July 17, 2017

Cosmetics packaging industry to top $30bn

The cosmetics packaging industry is expected to reach $33bn by 2024, according to figures from Transparency Market Research

July 10, 2017

Packaging Imperfections can increase consumer interest

Showing the imperfect side of a product in its packaging can create an added sense of authenticity.

June 29, 2017

Humanizing Healthcare Packaging

Medicinal packaging design could make the patient experience more inclusive, enabling brands to better communicate their product and purpose.

June 23, 2017

Can Manufacturers Institute tells Trump administration no tariffs needed for aluminum used to make beverage cans

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) today told the U.S. Commerce Department that aluminum can sheets and aluminum ingot, which are used to make beverage cans, are not a security risk that requires intervention in the form of tariffs or trade restrictions.

June 15, 2017

Flexible Plastic Packaging Market Forecast By End-use Industry 2017 to 2027

Rising Demand of flexible plastic packaging market from Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Industry is also boosting the flexible plastic packaging market.

June 5, 2017

Trending in Tubes

From barrier protection to enhanced deco, tubes remain a top packaging pick for cosmetic and personal care products.

May 29, 2017

5 advances and packaging trends in the beauty universe

From new beauty tools like application sponges to a digital era that powers personalization and customization, the cosmetics market is leveraging innovation in packaging to delight consumers.

May 16, 2017

Premium Beauty News - Millennial beauty consumers embrace ’the natural look,’ finds Mintel

Today’s American women are embracing their natural beauty. According to new research from Mintel, ‘going natural’ is resonating with women as three in five (59%) say that they prefer the ’natural look,’ including 54 percent of Millennial beauty consumers.

May 8, 2017

Hawaiian Tropic enlist influencers

Hawaiian Tropic is collaborating with a team of influencers to bring their 'Aloha Therapy' experience to life through a series of videos.

April 20, 2017

L'Oréal USA announces advancements in sustainability

L'Oréal USA announced major milestones in its sustainability efforts, achieving 100 percent renewable electricity for its U.S. manufacturing, reducing its carbon emissions by 84 percent, water usage by 52 percent, waste per finished product by 43 percent, and making considerable improvements in package design...

April 17, 2017

CSPA publishes method for aerosol products in plastic containers

The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced the publication of a method and standard for aerosol products in plastic containers.

March 30, 2017

Amazon wants to change the way you create, package and sell products

From cashierless phyical stores to delivery drones to in-home AI systems, Amazone seems to be at the center of every retails conversation. But a string of recent reports shows that the ecommerce giant is looking to reshape the way products are created, packaged, sold and delivered. Do brands have any choice?

March 27, 2017

Record sales of aluminium aerosol cans: AEROBAL reports significant growth in 2016

The economic and political problems and debates around the world did not have an adverse impact on the performance of the member companies of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) in 2016. AEROBAL once again announced record sales...

March 8, 2017

A next-generation lip balm packaging solution is in the works

Personal care package maker TricorBraun has released new market research findings that zero in on just what sort of container features consumers look for when choosing and using lip care.

March 3, 2017

Color Cosmetic Packaging Designed to Do More

Consumers want makeup that is simple to apply and easy to carry around, marketers say. Brands are working with suppliers to develop packaging that gives all types of color cosmetics these functional features, and more.