Features:



2012 International Buyers' Guide


A comprehensive supplier listing, organized alphabetically and by category


Crowning Achievements


Caps and closures top off packages and provide a star-studded, yet functional, look of distinction.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Comedy Adds Top Note to FiFis


‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch concocted a range of fragrance jokes to entertain show-biz and beauty industry A-listers at the 40th anniversary of the ‘Oscars of the Fragrance Industry.’
By Jamie Matusow, Editor


HBA IPDA Winners Announced


Here’s what shone brightly in HBA’s celebrated package design competition.


New Norms in ­Cartons


Beauty brands are eyeing sensory-stimulating display cartons that are sustainable and quick to produce.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Stocking Up in the Beauty Aisle


Benefits including speed-to-market, cost-effectiveness and variability continue to boost the use of stock packaging.
By Leah Genuario, Contributing Editor


Online Exclusives



Fresh & Plastic Free Packaging Pleases


A PET carton, cardboard carton and matte finishes to the graphics were used across the three Pure Spa Products designs.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


ME Nail Polish: The Cure in Your Mani


Anti-aging lacquers shine on retail shelves with a well-groomed look.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor


Lush’s Remarkable UK Recycling Project


Beauty brand Lush relies on UK eco-manufacturer Remarkable to recycle its black polypropylene cosmetic packaging.


Functional Closures in Demand in Global Beauty & Personal Care


Consumers are looking for quality and added functionality.
By Karine Dussimon, senior packaging analyst, Euromonitor International


Learning at HBA Global Expo


The event buzzed with beauty insights and educational opportunities.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Package Design Supports Body Lotion’s Benefits


Casa Rex’s design for the Lux Body Lotion range in South Africa reinforces the brand's essential values of femininity, moisture and fragrance.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Trend Watcher Presents Spring/Summer Insights


Global art, fashion and beauty inspire future packaging trends.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor


Designing to Define Beauty


The best brand definitions start from within.
By Joe Duffy


Departments:



Fast Track



Just Out



Design Center



Center Stage



Exposure



Beauty Buzz



Editorial



Pretty Private Label



Cosmetics Shine at MakeUp in Paris



HBA: Pomp and Product Development



Luxe Pack NY Wraps Up Successful 10th Year




July/August 2012