Editorial


  • Trusted Partners

    As Covid-19 and its hold on the world’s health and economy continues, research—and personal conversations—show that at times of uncertainty, businesses and consumers tend to align with their tried-and-true partners. Bluecore, a r…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 09.01.20

  • Finding a Balance

    It’s been a busy couple of months, filled with much anticipation, as the world of retail starts to reopen. One of the most dramatic changes that’s evolved during the pandemic is, of course, the meteoric rise in online sales, where sites a…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 07.24.20

  • The Road to Recovery

    More than two months into the partial shutdown in the U.S. (at press time) due to the global havoc unleashed by the devastating Covid-19 virus, and some businesses are starting to cautiously re-open. What are a few things we’ve learned about…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 06.01.20

  • We Are All in This Together

    We may be getting weary of hearing the above phrase, but it does bring comfort and hope—and unites us in a mission to return to normalcy (or maybe a new normalcy). As I write this—in state-mandated isolation, in the throes of the devastat…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 05.01.20

  • Predictions for the Year Continue

    Predictions for 2020 indicate a challenging time for the Beauty industry—from developing packaging that draws consumer engagement, to meeting environmentally responsible supply & demand for componentry and formulations. Suppliers are at…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 03.04.20

  • New Year, New Beauty Markers

    Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate 2020—our 25th anniversary, in fact—than with the exciting announcement that M∙A∙C Cosmetics was voted Beauty Packaging’s readers’-choice “Company of the Year: Excellence i…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 02.05.20

  • Italian Beauty: An Historic Base with Forward-Thinking, Wide-Ranging Potential

    Italian Beauty: An Historic Base with Forward-Thinking, Wide-Ranging Potential

    Welcome to Beauty Packaging’s second annual spotlight on Italian beauty suppliers. From contract manufacturers to full service turnkey providers, industry groups to B2B trade show organizers, you’ll read about these leaders’ pride i…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 12.12.19

  • Making the Package That Is Both Sustainable and Upscale

    Mixing luxe products and high-end brand image with directives for innovation and environmentally sustainable packaging is a tall order—but one that is rapidly becoming the norm in the beauty world. And numerous suppliers have risen to the chall…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 12.10.19

  • Beauty Everywhere

    In this month’s issue, we showcase the Top 20 Global Beauty Companies by financial standings for FY 2019. While our list has remained relatively stable year over year, certain rankings have changed. In some cases, earnings turned out to be less…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 11.01.19

  • Sustainable Pkg/Practices

    Beauty Show Bellwethers

    It may have been 114 degrees F in Las Vegas—but Cosmoprof NA (July 28-30) was once again a cool environment in which to get the current pulse of the beauty industry—as Beauty Packaging’s publisher Jay Gorga and I find is true with a…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 08.30.19

  • The ‘Green Packaging’ Conundrum

    As consumers (beauty and other) clamor for ‘green’ packaging, brands and suppliers aim to provide innovative solutions that satisfy all parties. But while there have been impressive strides, there’s no question that confusion abound…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 07.26.19

  • Following Beauty Market Stats

    Forecasting is vital for anticipating trends and fluctuations in any industry, but market research in the Cosmetics & Fragrance category appears to be produced at record levels. It’s what you’d expect when the behemoth global beauty a…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 05.29.19

  • ‘Mindful Beauty’

    Recently I went online to purchase a simple white T-shirt, and was surprised by the level of info I saw. Not only did the brand specify fabric and laundering instructions, it also detailed where the materials came from as well as the country in which…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 04.30.19

  • Trendspotting for the Year Ahead

    Less than six weeks into the year (at press time) and unless there’s an unforeseen global change, it already seems clear what the three overriding Beauty trends will be in 2019: M&A activity; a rapid progression of brands and suppliers espo…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 03.06.19

  • Leading in Beauty

    Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019—and our eagerly awaited annual issue that announces the recipient of the title ‘Beauty Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging.’ Toward the end of every year, Beauty Packaging asks our online aud…
    Jamie Matusow , Editor-in-Chief 01.30.19

  • Quality and Integrity Lead the Way in I-Beauty

    Quality and Integrity Lead the Way in I-Beauty

    When it comes to Italian exports, cosmetics outrank pasta!
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 12.12.18

  • Beauty with Benefits

    Ask almost anyone in the beauty industry and they’re likely to say that things have changed more in the past few years than in the past few decades. Perhaps No. 1 is an aggressive trend by brands large and small, Indie to Legacy, of moving larg…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 12.10.18

  • Show Talk: An Industry Barometer

    Beauty Packaging’s publisher, Jay Gorga, and I get the opportunity to meet with industry suppliers and attendees at numerous B2B events, and through our many show floor conversations, we are able to get a real pulse of the industry, even outsid…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 11.01.18

  • Packaging in the Fast Lane

    Just back from Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, where Beauty Packaging’s publisher, Jay Gorga, and I spent several days systematically walking the show floor, and visiting with industry suppliers and brands. (For a full review of the packa…
    Jamie Matusow , Editor-in-Chief 09.01.18

  • ‘Clean Beauty’ Makes Its Mark

    “Clean Beauty” is a descriptive two-word phrase that has edged its way into our everyday vocabulary. The words mark consumers’ passion for “natural” products that are defined as free from animal testing, toxic additives,…
    Jamie Matusow, Editor-in-Chief 07.25.18