DermaLab Packaging (Redesigned)


Agency: Redfire
Designer: Creative Director: Colin Downing, Designer: Reuben Alderson
Client: Arrow Pharmaceuticals
Country: New Zealand

Our client, a large pharmaceutical, launched a ‘me too’ product in the sensitive skin care category, taking on brands like Cetaphil. Cetaphil has extensive distribution and strong brand awareness, but it’s full of nasties – what they call science – to be effective. Our challenge was to take a purely natural product that had proven results and to convince consumers that natural actually worked. So, after 12 months in the market, we were commissioned to undertake this packaging revitalization.

The end result – a massive growth in sales, increased distribution and happy clients.

What we found was that we needed more than a packaging refresh, we needed a brand overhaul to lay foundations of what the product could actually do. We renamed the product DermaLab to give it a scientific feel and personality and our communications hierarchy on pack was very clinical but accompanied with a friendly tonality. We developed a numbered system to make it unique and easily identifiable on shelf, and a clean, non-traditional look which reinforces the proposition that it actually works.

  1. With energy and raw material becoming more expensive and consumer becoming environmentally conscious, the onus is on the flexible packaging manufacturers to innovate with material saving packaging solutions and more efficient production lines. Uflex Ltd. is the only integrated unit of its kind in the world with flexible packaging at its core.

  2. Driven by rapid advancements in time-temperature indicators (TTI), intelligent packaging is anticipated to witness a strong growth. Smart packaging systems are offering product
    differentiation at lower prices. This system could be able to detect food contamination and change of colour in case the food is not fit for consumption by the consumer. Customer driven innovation to provide better services and quick deliveries are the factors that make Uflex Ltd. a leader in packaging industries.

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