Italian glassmaker Zignago Vetro is tapping into the demand for glass make-up packaging with its new, patent-pending Giotto Duo jar.
Giotto Duo is the latest addition to Zignago Vetro’s standard packaging offer dedicated to cosmetics and fragrance. The patent-pending monomaterial container boasts a glass separator, meaning two formulas can be housed side-by-side. Giotto Duo is designed to be used for compacted products, such as eyeshadows. Zignago Vetro tells Formes de Luxe that it has not yet tested a way to prevent the mixing of liquid products, but this is possible. In addition to the standard round shape developed by Zignago, custom containers are possible, and the jar can be combined with different caps. The supplier’s cap options include PP, PETG, and recycled plastic.
Riding the wave of glass cosmetics packaging
The new jar surfs on the trend for glass make-up packaging that has emerged over the past few years in line with the movement towards more premium solutions. Bormioli Luigi ventured into the segment back in 2021 with its refillable lipstick and a glass mascara and lip gloss pack in partnership with Pibiplast. And the glassmaker recently teamed up with fellow Italian packaging supplier Minelli’s mPackting division to create Tango, a lipstick with a wooden base and glass cap. Berlin Packaging Premi Industries has also expanded its Makeup in Glass collection for lip, eye and complexion products.
Luxury beauty brands who have opted for "glassification" in the make-up space include Givenchy with its Rose Perfecto Liquid Balm that combines a glass lip gloss bottle (Verescence) with an ABS cap (Meiyume) sheathed in Desserto, a cactus leather from Mexican materials specialist Adriano Di Marti.
L’Oréal-owned Lancôme’s first glass mascara 8 Hypnôse was produced by Pochet du Courval, made with 15% recycled glass. Glass mascara packaging has also been embraced by fashion brand Zara (Verescence) and by French beauty brand La Bouche Rouge.