Packaging

  • Variblend Names Winner of Its First International Formulation Challenge

    Variblend Names Winner of Its First International Formulation Challenge

    February 5, 2016
    A three-in-one Foundation concentrate formula developed by Ei wins Variblend's Formulation Challenge .


  • The Story Behind Thierry Mugler Fragrances

    The Story Behind Thierry Mugler Fragrances

    February 3, 2016
    What’s game-changing for the brand in 2016?


  • Virginia’s Governor Visits Arkay Packaging’s Roanoke Plant

    Virginia’s Governor Visits Arkay Packaging’s Roanoke Plant

    February 1, 2016
    Governor McAuliffe announces Arkay’s multimillion-dollar expansion and creation of 50 new jobs.


  • Global Closure Systems Introduces ‘Glass-Like’ Plastic Jar

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Global Closure Systems (GCS) now manufactures bi-injected plastic jars, which they say replace glass packs. According to the supplier, the shatterproof jars have been designed to improve consumer safety while maintaining the aesthetic a…


  • Cosmogen Presents Kabuki Box for a ‘Perfect Complexion’

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Cosmogen has developed a beauty box that includes five synthetic hair kabuki brushes with specific shapes dedicated to specific and “sophisticated” applications. A sponge kabuki is ideal for applying foundation, while the ot…


  • Fusion Packaging Adds Airless Collection

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Similar in style to Fusion Packaging’s Couture collection, the recently launched Buxom line blends a thick-walled acrylic bottle with a convenient C-shaped actuator that does not require an overcap. This airless bottle’…


  • Rejuvenate Hair with Philip Kingsley’s New Elasticizer

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Infuse new life into dry, limp strands with Philip Kingsley’s scented version of its classic, pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. The Geranium & Neroli Fragranced Elasticizer ($52) includes all of the moisturizing, volume-enha…


  • YUNI Unites Beauty and Yoga

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Emmanuel Rey and co-founder Suzanne Dawson, combined beauty and yoga experience to launch YUNI, described as “the first natural beauty brand designed to enhance the Yoga practice.” With a collection of 13 products for skin,…


  • Contemporary Art at the Heart of Mair’s Bottle

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      The new fragrance brand, Mair, has launched its first perfume, Remember When ($75)—a name that acknowledges people’s natural tendency to tie scent to memory. Owner and creator Mair Emenogu dove into the art of perfumery when…


  • Pinch These Skin Care Packages and Watch Them Blush

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
      Thermochromatic packaging is on the rise in the beauty world. We first saw it with Hugo Hugo Boss back in 2014, and since then with a few other cosmetics brands. One of the latest to use the technology is a new skin care brand called Na…


  • What’s Ahead for the Cosmetics Packaging Market?

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
    The global cosmetics packaging market will exhibit steady growth in the next decade, according to a comprehensive analysis report from Visiongain. The market researcher predicts that the major driving factors of the cosmetics packaging industry inclu…


  • What Drives Packaging Purchasing Decisions Most?

    What Drives Packaging Purchasing Decisions Most?

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
    Service attributes scored highest.   Research conducted by marketing consulting firm Priority Metrics Group (PMG), found that service attributes are more important than product characteristics, in driving purchases of packagin…


  • Arkay Packaging Achieves IDEAlliance G7 Master Qualification

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
    Folding carton provider Arkay Packaging has achieved G7 Master Qualification, awarded by IDEAlliance, a not-for-profit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards worldwide. Arkay is one of only a…


  • Pantone Reveals 2016 Colors of the Year

    Pantone Reveals 2016 Colors of the Year

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
    Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year 2016 lipsticks   Pantone, an X-Rite company and the recognized global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, has announced its…


  • Mintel Pinpoints Global Beauty Trends

    Mintel Pinpoints Global Beauty Trends

    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||February 1, 2016
    A rise in natural ingredients is one of  four beauty trends predicted. A new report from Mintel points to four key global beauty trends that the researcher says will “impact consumers and transform the global beauty and…