March 2014



Features:



Elevating Airless


Brands are requesting more functional airless packages, and suppliers are offering formulation-preserving solutions in new shapes and colors.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Fragrance Foundation Cuts to Top 5 and Announces First Winners for 2014


The top 5 finalists in each category were announced at the Fragrance Foundation's 2014 Awards Breakfast and, a few of the first winners were announced.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Coty's Leadership Team Shares Its Strategies with CEW Members


An entrepreneurial spirit--and great package design--make the difference at Coty.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Prelude to Interpack 2014


Packaging for cosmetics: beautiful and efficient. See how these brands are balancing luxury with sustainability, and the processes and machinery that are helping with these efforts.

Online Exclusive: Jane's Instagram-Inspired Look To Attract Millennials


The iconic brand from the 90s, Jane Cosmetics, has new formulations, a new look, and a mission to help empower women to be confident, courageous and socially conscious.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Fragrance Foundation Announces 2014 Finalists


The Finalist list is out - plus, see who is this yea's Hall of Fame Honoree and Perfumer of the Year.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: What's Hot in Beauty in The Americas


Preferences vary from country to country, but consumers everywhere continue to indulge in small luxuries.
By Kay Tamillow

Online Exclusive: Designing for Kids, and Their Moms


When tailoring a design concept to a specific age group, understanding mom's influence is key.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Macro to Micro


Kelly Kovack presents a few not-to-be-missed packaging trends and opportunities.
By Kelly Kovack

Online Exclusive: CEW's Product Demo Marks 20th Anniversary


Affectionately called 'the world's largest beauty counter,' this year's event showcased more than 650 new products vying for the select CEW seal of approval.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Corporate Profiles


Take a close look at top suppliers in the industry.

Online Exclusive: Fit to be Tied


Bows - the ultra-feminine fashion touch - aim to wrap up beauty sales.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Pin-Up Girl Perfume in Scented Packaging


Bitty Bettys is a collectible fragrance collection with
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Using Social Media To Reach Customers, Part 2


Platform-specific best practices are outlined for the three most popular social networking platforms.
By Abigail Rubinstein

Online Exclusive: Heating Up Global Sun Care Sales


Why dispensing innovation will be essential in the global sun care market.
By Karine Dussimon, senior packaging analyst, Euromonitor International

Online Exclusive: Before & After: Hada Labo Tokyo's Redesign for the North American Market


The brand hired Group 4 to redesign its packaging for the American market.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Purple Hues for Fragrances, Inspired by the Color of the Year


These recent fragrance launches are in all shades of ‘Radiant Orchid’ – including purple, lilac, and hot pink.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Personal Care Packaging Thrives on New Regulations, Growing Markets


Categories including sun care, men's and travel are driving an increase in packaging innovations and re-designs. And thanks to industry suppliers, bright colors, sharp graphics, a range of shapes and sizes, and smart dispensing systems stand out visibly on shelves.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Unlocking the Advantages of Turnkey Packaging


Getting a new product to market doesn't have to be difficult, especially when great packaging and formulations are at the ready.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

Departments:



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Just Out



Fast Track



Design Center



Beauty Buzz



Welcome


Beyond Expectations
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Facilities for Cosmetics Production: Packaging Beauty Efficiently


Energy and raw materials are becoming increasingly expensive. At the same time, customers� environmental awareness is growing. Under these conditions, how is it possible to continue to create stylish packaging designs for creams, lipsticks and makeup? New production technologies offer a solution.
By Sascha Rentzing, Contributor

A New Look for Redken


Robert Bergman, founder of Bergman Associates Mpakt, created an innovative packaging solution for Redken�s hair styling products. Here, Beauty Packaging�s editor, Jamie Matusow, asks the designer about his inspiration and how he arrived at the category-breaking custom jars included in the launch.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Top Packaging Picks


Karen Young tells us which beauty packages have recently caught her professional eye.
By Karen Young, The Young Group

Pratt's Packaging Scholarship Celebrates 25 Years


May 6 marks the silver anniversary of the Art of Packaging Awards Gala, which benefits the �Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Package Design� at Pratt Institute. Here, Marc Rosen reminisces about the years since 1989, and the glamour that once surrounded the industry.
By Marc Rosen

Luxe Pack NY 2014: New Venue, New Features


A new pavilion and an award for environmentally friendly packaging are two new highlights as Luxe Pack NY opens its doors on Pier 92.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor



January/February 2014



Features:



Estée Lauder Companies Beauty Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging


Launched in 1946 with just four products, The Estée Lauder Companies now encompasses more than 25 prestige brands marketed throughout the world, and generates more than $10 billion in annual sales. From skin care to hair care, color cosmetics to fragrance, packaging plays as critical a role in presenting today's formulations as it did 67 years ago-with the additional challenge of now maintaining the iconic DNA of each of the company's multiple brands. Read on for details on some of 2013's notable launches to discover why Beauty Packaging's readers voted The Estée Lauder Companies 2013 Beauty Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Bill Clinton Headlines Fragrance Foundation Event


With an agenda designed to spur industry creativity, The Fragrance Foundation brought together a group of some of today's most inspiring speakers, from a rousing politician to a free-thinking designer.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: FIT Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Its Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Program


Beauty industry executives gathered to pay tribute to the program, its founders - and this year's talented honorees.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: The Global Technology Based Beauty Market


The skin care device is to beauty like the smartphone is to communications.
By Jacqueline Clarke

Online Exclusive: Why Online Counterfeiting Can Leave Ugly Scars for Beauty Brands


Disturbing examples of the numerous threats on popular e-commerce sites.
By Alina Halloran

Online Exclusive: Brand Storytelling Is Key for Asia's Online Consumers


Beauty Packaging's editor Jamie Matusow talks to research analyst Stephen Tracy, of Waggener Edstrom Communications, about the link between consumers' engagement with brand content and how it influences their spending habits.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: The Shift from Rigid to Flexible Packaging in the Personal Care Industry


Smithers Pira looks at four possible advantages of flexible packaging.

Online Exclusive: Cosmetics 'Radiate' in Orchid


Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year is already being used for eye, lip, and nail products.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Pads Get Popular for Anti-Aging Products


The user-friendly solution for skin care products is being used by a number of brands in different ways.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Nails Inc 'Packages' Fashion


Inspired by runway looks each season, the team at Nails Inc is continually coming up with new colors and special-effect nail art kits - with packaging designed to attract attention.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Luring Nail Consumers with Jewels


These nail brands are making the over-the-top trend for nail polish made with real diamonds and gemstones accessible to the masses.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: An Austrian Crystal Bottle for a 24k Polish


A fancy bottle for a lacquer pigmented by precious minerals.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

Online Exclusive: Facilities for Cosmetics Production: Packaging Beauty Efficiently


Energy and raw materials are becoming increasingly expensive. At the same time, customers' environmental awareness is growing. Under these conditions, how is it possible to continue to create stylish packaging designs for creams, lipsticks and makeup? New production technologies offer a solution.
By Sascha Rentzing

Online Exclusive: 'Made in the USA' Matters to Shoppers - Including Millennials


Personal care items and cosmetics at the top of the list.
By Jonathan Asher

Lively Labels


A vibrant label commands attention and can look chic whether it's adorning a mass-market lip balm package or a prestige fragrance bottle.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

The Blurred Lines of Beauty and Spirits Packaging


Packaging synergies abound in the cosmetics, fragrance and liquor packaging industries.
By Joanna Cosgrove, Contributing Editor

Nail Consumers Demand Newness


The fickle customer is inspiring fast-paced innovation, and suppliers are busy working with brands to create a slew of different types of polish, bottles, brushes, applicators, kits and nail accessories to keep up with every trend.
By Marie Redding, Associate Editor

NJPEC Honors the Best in Packaging


The organization's 35th Annual Package of the Year awards gala reveals winners to a sold-out crowd.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Online Exclusive: Using Social Media To Reach Customers, Part 1


Best practices for small/midsize business use of social media.
By Abigail Rubinstein

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Beauty Buzz



Design Center



Exposure



Aveda Takes Responsibility for Its U.S. Packaging


Full Circle recycling program offers consumers the opportunity to return used beauty containers.
By Dave Rapaport, Aveda

CEW's Product Demo Celebrates 20th Year


Larger than ever, this year�s Beauty Awards event includes lots of new features and opportunities.
By Andrea Nagel, Executive Editor, CEW Beauty Insider

Look Forward with Anticipation


Shifting trends in the year ahead
By Karen Grant, Vice President, and Global Beauty Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

Adapting to Chinese Consumer Preferences


Global and local brands are configuring their products to appeal to Chinese consumers.
By Renee Hartman, China Luxury Advisors

Welcome


The Best in Packaging
By Jamie Matusow, Editor