Features:



Sustainable Packaging in the Beauty World


Packaging designers and engineers are capitalizing on opportunities to save materials, cut costs and streamline processes by thinking through the entire supply chain when developing a product and package. Here’s a look at current trends and what some leading suppliers are offering beauty brands to help them achieve their goals.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor


Sending a Message with Metals


Shimmering packages dressed up with metal or metallized effects catch the consumer’s eye and add perceived value.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Sun Care: It’s All About Convenience


Increased use of sunscreen, along with new FDA monograph guidelines, are spurring interest in a wide variety of stylish, functional and convenient componentry.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Luxe Pack New York Presents Conference Program


The 10th edition features an expanded list of seminar topics.


Online Exclusives



HBA Global Announces 2012 IPDA Finalists


Finalists named in 11 beauty categories
By Jamie Matusow, Editor


CEW Names Best Beauty Products Of The Year


Industry leaders select 2012’s product breakthroughs at the Insiders’ Choice Awards.


Shoppers Want Their Packaging ‘Green’


But What Does That Really Mean?
By Jonathan Asher, Perception Research


Counter-worthy Beauty Packaging


Beauty and household products are using structures and graphics to move into homes as decorative accessories.
By Andrea Golliher, Interbrand


Deodorants Help Drive Metal Aerosol Can Fortunes


The deodorants category, the single largest user of metal aerosol cans, offers strong volume growth prospects.
By Rosemarie Downey, Euromonitor International


Hair Care Packaging Cubed


The quilted design and cube components communicate a modern, stylish vibe.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Color Trends: What’s Next?


The success or failure of a color used in a particular product or package has to do with how well the product and the color connects with a consumer under market conditions.
By Cristina Carrara, designer, Clariant ColorWorks


Departments:



Editorial



Beauty Buzz



Fast Track



Exposure



Center Stage: A few minutes with packaging designer Joseph Messina



Just Out



Design Center



Packaging Awards Highlight PCD Congress



CEW Product Demo Reveals Beauty Category Shifts



HBA Global Expo: 20 Years Strong



EuroStyle: Impacting the Scent Market



MakeUp in Paris Marks 3rd Anniversary at the Louvre



Beauty and the Green Consumer



Green Strategies: Tarte Balances Glamour and Green



Cosmoprof Bologna Draws Growing International Crowd




April/May 2012