March 3, 2017
Launched in 1992, founder Chris Thorpe strived to bring innovation to the cosmetic packaging industry. His first customer was the UK’s popular pharmacy brand Boot’s, but it was the iconic MAC brand that changed everything for HCT. In a…
Marie Redding, Associate Editor||March 3, 2017
Consumers want makeup that is simple to apply and easy to carry around, marketers say. Brands are working with suppliers to develop packaging that gives all types of color cosmetics these functional features, and more. “The market is demandi…
March 3, 2017
HCT Group’s Gellie Sponge features a unique “soft-solid” material that combines the 3D deformation of a liquid and the memory shape of a solid. According to the supplier, this exclusive technology ensures impeccable, streak-free app…
Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief ||February 14, 2017
From applicators to decorative effects, here are some products that stood out over the past year.
Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||December 5, 2016
Differentiation is key to beauty sales, and suppliers continue to find the white spaces that will attract consumers.
Marie Redding, Associate Editor||July 31, 2016
Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) presented its 2016 Cosmetic Innovator of the Year (CITY) Award during the Cosmoprof North America show, which was held July 24 - 26th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas…
Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief||July 26, 2016
Despite last-minute warnings, the Seine River did not overflow into the Louvre—and MakeUp in Paris went on as scheduled.
Jamie Matusow and Marie Redding, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor||July 25, 2016
Many suppliers at this year’s premier packaging show emphasized ustomization and personalization.
July 25, 2016
This innovative component allows users to get to the bottom of a mascara or lip gloss.
July 19, 2016
CPNA will once again feature Boutique, sponsored by HCT Group.
June 24, 2016
The personal care packaging market will be driven by a number of influences.
Carley Propst, Public Relations ||June 20, 2016
Established in 1992, HCT Group began as a small London-based cosmetic packaging company that is now a global leader in cosmetic design and manufacturing. Today, HCT has eight offices around the globe and has expanded their offering to include full tu…
Daniela Ciocan , Marketing Director of CPN||June 1, 2016
Packaging suppliers will play an important role.
Marie Redding, Associate Editor||May 20, 2016
Brands are blurring the lines between professional applicators and brushes, and those designed for consumer use.
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