Colgate has an optimistic brand personality, encouraging people to seize the day and smile. At the same time, the company invests in technology to protect and strengthen teeth, constantly dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people. Colgate Natural Extracts line challenge was to transform the daily oral care task into a thrilling and pleasant experience.
Translating sensations and emotions into visuals
How to portray this experience of freshness and wellness? How to highlight the different sensations triggered by the toothpaste, together with the functional features presented by the product? With these issues in mind, the path we chose, together with the Colgate Latam Design team to build the visual identity of Colgate Natural Extracts new line was to combine the best of science with the naturalness of its formula ingredients.
Detox, whitening, protection and cleansing are the functional benefits that the natural ingredients extracts ensure, providing a natural cooling sensation. The packaging redesign bets on a more fluid expression of these features, applying a visual concept that combines real images of the ingredients with watercolor drawings. The soft-shaded, fluid and artistic design provides a soft – yet intense – experience, with flavors such as activated carbon, coconut & ginger and citrus & eucalyptus, spreading over and cleansing the whole mouth.
A future with reasons to smile
Another of the line’s novelties is that, besides inspiring more naturalness through its ingredients, the new packaging also helps nature: it is the first of the kind in Latin America to come in a recyclable tube. Everything in the project was designed to build together a future with more reasons to smile.
This project won one of the two prizes we have received at the ABRE Brazilian Packaging Award 2021, whose main objective is to choose the packages that stand out as icons of excellence in quality, technology, design, functionality, sustainability and innovation. Colgate Natural Extracts won Bronze in the category Cosmetic, Fragrance & Toiletry.