SEP 11-12, 2024

2023 Beauty Insights- 15th Edition

Cancer Council Sunscreen and Vitality Brands recently introduced professional golfer Adam Scott as the official Brand Ambassador for their summer sunscreen range. In this role, Scott will lead a call-to-action campaign across media platforms, actively promoting the new Men’s Hydrating Sunscreen SPF50+.

In a prestigious celebration of global innovation, the Global Beauty & Wellness Awards recently acknowledged 27 winners and 45 finalists from the beauty and wellness sectors worldwide. With an impressive 500 nominations spanning five continents, the awards underscored excellence and innovation at its finest.

Recently, Shiseido announced the launch of LIFTVentures, a venture capital fund headquartered in New York, and two investments: skin microbiome research company PhiTherapeutics Inc and men’s care brand Patrick KiddHoldings Pty Ltd. The fund will focus on investing in new technologies, innovative platforms, high-growth brands and new business models.

According to statistics, a total of 20 new commercial projects were opened in China in November 2023, an increase of 100% compared with 10 in October; Also, an increase of 33% compared with 15 in the same period in 2022. East China continued to lead the way, with 9 commercial projects entering the market.

Sigma Healthcare, a major player in Australia’s pharmaceutical industry, will acquire Chemist Warehouse through a deal valued at $700 million in cash and shares, making the privately held pharmacy chain’s shareholders owners of 85.75% of the combined entity. This strategic merger, often regarded as a backdoor listing for Chemist Warehouse, will propel the newly formed company into the ranks of Australia’s top 100, making it eligible for the ASX 200.

Berlin Packaging, the global supplier of hybrid packaging, which sells glass, plastic and metal containers as well as a series of closures for the premium beverage and cosmetics industries, recently announced the acquisition of South-Korea Nest-Filler PKG Co., Ltd., a packaging supplier focused on beauty and cosmetic products. With this acquisition, Berlin Packaging expands the company’s footprint in Asia-Pacific and strengthens its beauty and cosmetic packaging offering.

With the holiday season around the corner, Sephora Malaysia is launching the ’Unwrap Their Beautiful’ campaign with a first-ever 3D interactive showcase on the capital city’s largest 3D screens. To create a unique holiday experience, the 3D synchronized interactive show turns spectators into participants when they dedicate their holiday wishes to their nearest and dearest on the screens. This can be achieved by scanning a QR code for an instant connection or by scheduling wishes in advance.

At Luxe Pack Monaco last October, Stoelzle Masnières has introduced its new water-based inner lacquering technique. To ensure thorough coverage, accommodating the bottle’s specific volume and glass density, the inner lacquering coats the bottle’s interior. Since there is a direct contact with the liquid product inside, the glassmaker creates a unique formulation that prevents any risk of fragrance contamination, even with alcohol-containing products, eliminating the need for an internal pocket.

Aptar Beauty has designed the pumps of Jean-Paul Gaultier’s new scented line Divine, which includes a fragrance, a body lotion and a shower gel. The manufacturer also produced the 1.5ml sample size and the Scentouch paper sampler that supported the launch.

Quadpack launches a full range of five monomaterial lipsticks made of recyclable materials. The five products, comprising of aluminum, polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PET) designs and two refill formats, boast an advanced level of sustainability, according to Quadpack’s positive-impact packaging (PIP) ratings system.