Racked: Dissolvable Pods May Be the Future of Beauty Product Packaging



Packaging for beauty and personal-care products can run the gamut from genius ( cushion compacts) to terrible (this leaky toothpaste tube). Dissolvable pods, which you probably know as those things that laundry detergent comes in, might very well be the next big thing in cosmetic packaging. While it’s way too early to call them either genius or terrible, it’s an intriguing technology for certain sectors of the beauty industry.

Pacific Shaving Company is the first company to use this technology for a commercial cosmetic application. The company released its Single Use Shaving Cream Minis ($8.99) in late April. You can buy them all over the country at stores like CVS, Target, Publix, Bed Bath & Beyond, and on Amazon. They’re sold in a flexible, zip-locked plastic pouch that contains 40 little pillow-like one-time-use pods of concentrated shaving cream. When you get them wet and rub them vigorously, the thin, transparent sheath dissolves, leaving behind a pleasant spearmint-scented lather. The company touts their TSA-friendliness... 
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MonoSol and Pacific Shaving Company Change the Face of Shaving with Water-Soluble Minis

c/o BusinessWireMonoSol and Pacific Shaving Company Change the Face of Shaving with Water-Soluble MinisNew shaving cream Minis made with water-soluble film dissolve in water for a convenient shave SAN FRANCISCO & MERRILLVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The newest innovation in shaving cream, introduced by Pacific Shaving Company, is shaking up the wall of cans and tubes in the personal care [...]

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Pitch us, please! (but not like this...)

Please reach out to us if you'd like to write or review our products! We're a small business and we're real people, so we regret that we can't honor every request. (We'd be bankrupt if we gave away free product to everyone who asked!) That said, here's an example of a pitch with great potential that [...]

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The 1,825-gallon shaving mug.

The simple ritual of shaving each morning wastes more than 100 billion gallons of water each year in the U.S. The average man uses up to five gallons of water with every shave. With roughly 78 million adult men in the U.S., that’s 390 million gallons each day or more than 100 billion gallons of [...]

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No, that is not shaving cream on the World Cup Pitch

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P&G thinks Gillette's new razor is good

P&G things Gillette's new razor is good for business. I'm convinced Gillette doesn't understand how to actually shave properly. Businessweek have honestly tried to understand why the Dyson- err-Flexball - razor will improve the shaving experience and I just don't get it. I am not trying to shave around my the corner of my [...]

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