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Design Plus Quarterly Innovation Round up

Each quarter our innovation team bring an update on all things trend related in the industry. For quarter 3 we've been looking at consumer behaviours and attitudes whilst also keeping track of Covid-19 and how it's continuing to have an affect on the health and beauty industry through out 2020 and beyond. Using the best industry platforms such as WSGN and Mintel,

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Post Covid Beauty & Skincare Trends

The huge shift in behaviour and attitudes driven by the pandemic has reshaped the demands of consumers in just a few short months. The beauty industry has discovered a new role to play as brands are forced to adapt and reshape their product offerings to meet the post- Covid-trends of beauty and personal care.

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Design Plus Creates a Safe Workplace post-Covid.

Although returning to an office environment or workplace appeared to have a mixed response from the general public, the team at Design Plus were keen to return to some sort of normality. We were very fortunate that we were one of the few companies and industries that could safely remain open throughout the height of the pandemic, with only a select few individuals working from home, or splitting their time between the home and the office. We're pleased to announce that after a few long and hard months, all employees have resumed to their normal place of work, and feedback generally suggests that employees are happy and feel safe despite the ongoing uncertain circumstances.

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Anti-bacterial Ingredients in Skincare

According to leading trend and consumer insight platforms; Mintel and WGSN, antibacterial, antiviral and immunity-boosting actives will be the new normal. Scientifically backed ingredients will help to boost consumer awareness, whilst long-standing and well-known actives such as tea tree, witch hazel, rosemary and lemon oil contain natural anti-bacterial properties, and will resonate the a post-Covid-19 BPC consumer.

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Anti-bacterial Brand & Sampling Solutions

Concerns around hygiene and the cleanliness of packaging has grown exponentially during the Coronavirus outbreak. Recent research from Packaging Europe found that over a third of the industry believes there will be a shift in consumer preference around packaging materials, and a reduction in enthusiasm for reusable packaging, which is key whilst we’re also exploring sustainability.

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Design Plus Sustainability Update

As a business we are seeking expert advice from our knowledgeable laminate suppliers and industry specialists to investigate all suitable sustainable options for our customers. Whilst we want to ensure moisture and odour resistance, printability, seal-ability and a visually pleasing aesthetic – we’re very optimistic that collaboratively we will develop a sustainable sachet solution to meet the demands of the end consumer. This blog looks at our recent activity and efforts to achieve a sustainable sachet solution.

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