A guide to droppers and pipettes

When it comes to choosing product packaging, one of the major considerations is how the customer will interact with the product. A dropper bottle – also known as a pipette - will allow a consumer to dose a precise amount of product and accurately apply the product to specific areas without contaminating the product. They’re often used for products such as serums and essential oils, as these types of products require a small, certain amount of product to be dispensed. There are several different types of droppers and pipettes available, keep reading to discover more:

Types of Droppers and Pipettes

  • Glass Droppers: Glass droppers are made of high-quality glass and are ideal for use with essential oils, fragrances, and other light sensitive liquids. They have a rubber bulb on top that creates suction, making it easy to dispense the liquid. Glass droppers are ideal for high-end cosmetic packaging as they are durable, easy to clean and sanitize, and have a long lifespan.
  • Plastic Droppers: These types of droppers are made of polypropylene or polyethylene and are more cost-effective than glass droppers. They are suitable for use with less viscous liquids and are perfect for everyday use. Plastic droppers are lightweight, shatterproof, and come in a variety of colors, making them an excellent choice for cosmetic packaging that requires a pop of color.
  • Graduated Droppers: Graduated droppers are made of glass or plastic and have measurement markings on the side. These markings allow the user to measure the exact amount of liquid they are dispensing. Graduated droppers are ideal for products that require precise measurements, such as serums or toners.
  • Pipettes: Pipettes are used for transferring larger quantities of liquids, typically in the range of 1 to 10 milliliters. Pipettes are ideal for use with thicker liquids, such as lotions or creams, and are commonly used in cosmetic packaging.

When choosing a dropper or pipette for your cosmetic packaging, consider the material of the dropper or pipette will determine its durability and lifespan. Glass droppers and pipettes are ideal for high-end cosmetic packaging and are more durable than plastic droppers and pipettes. However, plastic droppers and pipettes are more affordable and are ideal for daily use.

If you’re looking for a dropper or pipette packaging solution for your beauty or cosmetic products, don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to a member of our team, who will be able to advice you on the best solution for you.