4 packaging ideas to lower the risk of contamination

When it comes to choosing packaging for skincare and cosmetic products, one of the main considerations is protecting the integrity of the formula. This means that whatever packaging type you choose to use, it should ensure the continued efficacy of your product.

There are myriad ways the integrity of a formula can be compromised, whether that’s through exposure to heat, oxidization, or contamination from external pollutants. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the latter and provide an overview of the different packaging ideas for lowering the risk of contamination. 

  • Dropper bottles:Frequently used for products such as essential oils and serums, dropper bottles allow for accurate dispensing of products. This makes them a great choice for products that require precise dosing. They’re also great for lowering the risk of contamination, as the product can be dispensed without the user having to place their fingers inside the container, contaminating the product.
  • Airless packaging:Another great packaging idea for lowering the risk of contamination is an airless bottle. Airless packaging is designed to preserve the encased formula in its ideal state so that it remains effective. They’re kept safe from oxygen, meaning they’re not at risk of oxidization. Additionally, they protect the product from contamination caused by coming into contact with the user’s hands.
  • Pump dispenser:This type of packaging is often used for products such as shampoos, conditioners, and lotions. Pump dispensers offer air-tight sealing, preventing air and bacteria from entering the product. It also minimizes the product's exposure to contaminants by limiting the product’s contact with the user’s hands, helping to maintain the integrity of the formula over time.
  • Single-dose packaging:For the ultimate protection, single-dose packaging is a popular choice. Such packaging takes the form of individual sachets or capsules, which contain a single-use amount of product. One downside of this type of packaging is that it produces a lot of waste. When it comes to protecting the integrity of the product, however, it’s highly effective.  

Each of the above packaging options helps to protect products from contamination while also providing a variety of other advantages which are beneficial to a range of different products. Essential oils, for instance, are more suited to dropper bottles than they are to pump dispensers due to their unique dispensing abilities. If you’re struggling to decide on what type of packaging is best suited to your product, then don’t hesitate to reach out to speak to a member of our team.

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