4 need-to-know skincare packaging materials
When it comes to packaging skincare, the formula of the product should be a key consideration. After all, the packaging’s main job is to protect the integrity of the product so that it remains stable and effective.

With this in mind, it should be noted that different skincare products have different packaging requirements. For instance, a product that contains active ingredients will need enhanced protection from external contaminants, such as air.

Another factor that should be taken into consideration is consumer appetite. What sort of packaging do consumers want? In this day and age, sustainability is a growing concern, so this is something that should be considered when researching packaging materials.

Due to the variation in packaging requirements for skincare, there are various packaging solutions available. Here are the ones that you need to know:

    •    Amber glass: Many skincare products are sensitive to light and air; therefore these need to be packaged using a material that will protect these external elements. The hue of amber glass makes it difficult for light to penetrate through the packaging, and the impermeable nature of glass means the encased product is protected from the air.

    •    Bamboo: One of the main reasons why bamboo is seen as a sustainable material is that it grows at an alarming rate. The Chinese Moso bamboo, for instance, can grow almost a metre in a day. This means that, unlike traditional plastic, that’s made from fossil fuels, bamboo is a renewable source. Nowadays, the applications of bamboo are plenty. In the skincare world, the material can be used for a range of packaging solutions, from jars and bottles to lipstick components, and the benefits of using this material are plenty.

    •    Sugarcane: Another need-to-know packaging material is a bioplastic derived from the sugarcane plant. Like bamboo, sugarcane is a renewable source. This means that bioplastics made from this plant are a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics.

    •    Aluminum: Did you know that aluminum is one of the most recycled materials in use today? It’s almost infinitely recyclable, to the extent that around 75% of the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Its applications in packaging are numerous, making it a staple material in the packaging world.
At APG, we use a wide variety of packaging materials to create our industry-leading packaging solutions. Whether you’re looking for packaging for your next skincare line or a cosmetic palette suitable to your eyeshadow range, we’ve got something for you. To find out more about our packaging capabilities, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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