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Uzu / Cosmetic Compact


Why are the tools that help us create beautiful faces causing us to have unhealthy skin? There is a gap between Eastern beauty trends of healthy skin and cleanliness and Western trends of self expression and art. We created Uzu, a makeup packaging concept that bridges the worlds of health and beauty to create cleaner beauty habits. Inspired by Japanese zen gardens, the marzu-uzu-mon pattern in Uzu brings a soft and tranquil aesthetic to a loud and flashy industry. Uzu’s aesthetic promotes a meditative experience for on-the-go products, while its hygienic features offer a complete cleansing ritual-like experience for the daily traveling user.


University of Houston

University of Houston
Houston, United States

Jessica Hedge,
University of Houston

Erin Lew,
University of Houston

Aaron Hernandez,
University of Houston