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


Fast Track

Just Out

Design Center

Center Stage


Beauty Buzz


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