In our day-to-day work as packaging designers we notice that single treatment products, such as face masks, are often also sold in single-use plastic packaging. While single treatments are convenient for many consumers, single-use packaging means a burden on the environment. Therefore we challenged ourselves and designed Truly Care – a sustainable single treatment and zero waste face mask. Truly Care was designed to create as little waste as possible. The packaging consists of a paper wrap and a capsule that contains face mask powder. The paper can be returned to its recycling cycle because we paid attention to not using hot foils or any other finishing that would exclude the paper from its recycling cycle and make the packaging more expensive. The capsule itself is vegan and made of agar-agar – the same material used for nutritional supplement capsules.
Truly Care is developed by siids, the baries innovation hub.
The capsule contains the face mask powder which must be merged with water before application. By pouring hot water over the capsule, the shell dissolves. The powder can then be mixed with the water and the dissolved shell so that the mask can be applied. To support sustainability and to create a healthy product, the amount of ingredients is kept very low. The anti-age fuse mask consists of algae powder (spirulina) and green tea leaves. The calming fuse mask contains concentrated pomegranate powder and clay. The cleansing fuse scrub is made of coffee and charcoal.
No additional microplastics, chemical dyes or any other chemical agents are included. Truly Care is organic and vegan and the face mask can be flushed away without any concern.
The motto of Truly Care, “no frills included”, does not only refer to the ingredients but also to the product itself. The packaging material was kept as minimalistic and pure as possible. Furthermore the visual appearance of Truly Care speaks a clear and straightforward design language. The paper wrap only shows the main ingredient and the texture of the product to give buyers and consumers an idea of the product. On the back easy, minimalistic icons guide consumers through the user instructions. The product’s sustainability and organic ingredients are communicated through the “bio” and “vegan” icons. We refrained from using explicit sustainable features, like brown paper, because we believe that these days it is one’s duty and it goes without saying to design any product as sustainable as possible. This should not only be communicated to a sustainable target group because we want everyone to use and see it.
„Truly Care“ tells what the product does: It’s an honest and genuine caring product for your skin. Hence we chose a minimalistic but sturdy font to represent the products’ features. The omission of serifs underlines the „no frills included“ motto because a striking and detailed font would not represent the raw pureness and strength of this product. The „c“ in the logo was extended by a little line which, combined with the letter C, represents the shape of the Truly Care face mask capsule.
On the constant look-out for new challenges we have the demand to push ourselves and to be creative. With our innovation hub siids we now bring our brave ideas to life and invite you to be part of it.
In 2022 BeautyLove, an online shop for beauty lovers and beautybox fans, launched a new natural cosmetics skin care line. BeautyLove stands for eco-friendly cosmetics and packaging. Thus 99% of all ingredients used are natural and all products are NATURE certified.
For the first time, The OrganicLabs of BeautyLove has developed natural cosmetics together with Beauty lovers in the network. Together with the community three natural cosmetic products were developed, featuring power ingredients such as hemp oil, hyaluronic acid, agave & organic caffeine.
The design follows a typographic approach to achieve an expressive avant-garde look that appeals to the younger target group and GenZ. For the design of the product range we used pastel colours and warm colour codes that are usual stylistic elements of natural cosmetics. Nevertheless, we deliberately avoided elaborate visualizations of the ingredients. Instead, it was important to combine the natural colours with a large typography that describes the ingredients in an almost graphic way. To leave more room for these design elements, the BeautyLove logo appears more in the background as an „endorser“ on the black bar of the front. The strong contrast between the black colour and the soft pink and green colour tones emphasizes the young and fresh look as well as the premium character.
All in all, the tonality of the products is natural, organic and of high quality as well as performing. The seal supports the claim of being a sensible brand that highly values sustainability. For us it was very exciting to support the brand’s launch of a natural cosmetic product and we are proud to see the product hitting the e-commerce shelf!
In February 2022 Schwarzkopf launched the new design for its global brand Schauma which has an important history and expertise in providing hair care for the entire family. The new slogan „bathe your family in love“ symbolizes the transformation of the brand from a reserved brand to the new „Family, Love & Care“ brand.
Every child loves playing outside in the mud and exploring on little adventures. Once they come home, a lovely bath is waiting for them to spoil and clean their little bodies and enjoy quality time with their family. That’s what the global hair care brand Schauma is associated with for more than 80 years. We don’t have to point out how important relaunches are for brands with such a long-standing identity. Therefore in 2022 Schauma – a subsidiary of the umbrella brand Schwarzkopf – had its amazing second transformation for which baries design created a packaging design in collaboration with Bodo Warden (structural packaging design) to support the brand’s complete relaunch.
From a strategic point of view, we had to ask ourselves at the beginning of the project how far we could go with a fresh and new brand identity in order to retain all existing loyal customers, while at the same time attract new ones. Thus, when designing the product, it was of utmost importance to create a unified yet strong Schauma look that would speak to people in the same way.
Apart from triggering the emotionality and authenticity of the brand, it was very important to simplify Schauma’s large portfolio for it to appear as one brand. The aim was a fusion of the Baseline with all subcategories like Teens, Nature Moments & Men to evoke a harmonious overall feel. With more than 60 products, creating a different packaging design in terms of individual bottle and cap colors for each and every one of them is economically as well as environmentally just not sustainable. We’ve consulted the brand’s team to simplify the color scheme of the wide product range and made the brand even more environmentally friendly. As the aspect of naturality and sustainability is of major importance regarding the large portfolio and development process, the new Schauma bottle is made of 100% recycled material.
Instead, we created a calmer design to simplify its diversity. Together with the monochrome color approach this results in a harmonization of the overall design impression. As vegan formulas with natural ingredients are used, we decided to emphasize those ingredients and put a lot of effort into creating unique ingredient visualization. In order to stand out from the competition and stage a strong on-shelf presence, we wanted to achieve a natural & premium look and feel. The design of the ingredient is arranged in a circular way, alluding to Schauma’s legacy and its previous design relaunch.
It’s been an absolute pleasure and we cannot wait for the awesome designs to hit the shelves!
For over 80 years, the LAUFWUNDER brand has stood for high-quality foot care products from Lütticke, the innovative specialist partner of the foot care industry. It is available in Europe with more than 50 products in several country-specific versions. To our great pleasure, we were allowed to give LAUFWUNDER a new, contemporary look.
Our task was to bring the long-established, traditional design into the here and now. The new packaging design was supposed to be expressive and professional, so that the brand could still easily compete in the B2B segment of the foot care industry. The project kicked off with the creation of a visual coding to structure the product groups. The new color concept and the performance-oriented design of the 14 different icons help both the chiropodist and the sales department to keep track of and explain the large product range.
Of course, we had to clearly code the brand as a foot care brand. Therefore, we decided to show a graphic illustration of a footprint. The main aim was to generate a positive and elegant visual that would appeal to the consumer as a foot is often perceived as a repulsive object. The rasterization of the footprint into dots was created by stylizing the 5 toe prints which symbolize the diversity of foot problems and their curative care solutions by LAUFWUNDER.
To keep the connection to the old brand design, we integrated a yellow foot icon into the LAUFWUNDER logo to create a word picture mark. The name itself we changed to uppercase. The sleek and sporty sans-serif font helps to convey activity for these high-performing products.
In 2021 Metro launched its first veggie products – a new range offering meat alternatives such as plant-based beef, gyros or shoarma strips.
The growing trend of substituting meat is an important part of today’s eco-conscious society and we’re happy to join forces with Metro to promote more sustainable food consumption.
Our task was to develop the packaging design for the new plant-based food range „Veggie“ – a product line intended to meet the growing appetite for plant-based foods whilst speaking to convenience shoppers in terms of design. Because Metro is a wholesaler, it’s of particular importance to direct the design towards chefs rather than the end consumer. Additionally, the design had to be integrated into and beyond the existing corporate identity of the umbrella brand ‘Chef’.
Despite the growing trend of plant-based foods, many people still doubt whether the products will taste as good as their meat-based counterparts. Therefore, it was key to not only communicate the eco-friendliness of the products but also an appealing taste.
Nowadays icons are crucial for consumer education and make it much easier to understand actual properties of the product. In addition to the three pictograms on the bottom of the label, we included a more prominent disruptive element in the top left to highlight the plant-based quality. The animal from which the non-veggie food would have been derived is placed within the „meat-free“ icon showing the plant that is substituting its meat. This not only is a simple way of communicating the product clearly but also catches the consumer’s attention.