Fancy skincare packaging
When you buy skin care products, what is your focus? Is it the ingredients of the product? Or is it the effect of publicity?
Have you paid attention to the packaging of the product after skin care for many years? Maybe you don't know that the design of these bottles can not only reflect the brand's skin care concept, but also affect the use of skin care products.
What is the mystery hidden in those various bottles? Today, I will follow the cosmetic packaging factory to dig into the roots.
Plastic bottles VS glass bottles, which one is better?
Friends who have used skin care products will find that there are three main types of materials in containers for skin care products: plastic, glass and metal.
Among them, the most used plastics account for up to 80%, followed by glass, while metal accounts for only 8%.
Although the use rate of plastic is the highest, it does not mean that plastic is the best 'home' for skin care products.
The main reasons why most skin care products on the market use plastic containers are as follows:
◆ Light weight, convenient storage and transportation, easy to carry and use
◆ Good barrier, good airtightness and high transparency
◆ Good processing performance, various sizes, specifications, shapes, everything
◆ Manuals, barcodes, anti-counterfeiting marks, etc. are easy to color and print, and will not fall off
◆ Good chemical stability, low toxicity, hygiene and safety
However, makeup plastic containers also have their limitations. Plastics are less heat resistant, have limited light blocking properties, are easily contaminated on the surface, and are more troublesome to recycle. For some high-end cosmetics or those that are volatile and easy to emit fragrance, plastic containers are not the best choice.
Compared with plastics, glass is absolutely superior in light resistance, heat resistance, and solvent resistance. The market advantages are as follows:
◆ Good transparency, the material body is clearly visible
◆ Good barrier properties, can provide good quality guarantee conditions
◆ Good temperature tolerance, high temperature sterilization, and low temperature storage
◆ Abundant raw materials, recyclable, no pollution to the environment
◆ Good chemical stability, non-toxic and tasteless, clean and hygienic
From this point of view, glass packaging is indeed much better than plastic, but glass also has defects. Not to mention the larger quality, the shortcoming of 'fragility' alone requires higher costs in processing and transportation, and it will eventually be Affect the overall price of skin care products.
However, in the cosmetics industry, makeup glass still maintains a very important position.
Especially for high-end skin care products or some cosmetics with special requirements, glass bottle containers can not only ensure better storage and use of the products, but also their crystal-clear elegance and luxury, which are also unmatched by plastic bottles.
Why does Essence have a soft spot for dark glass bottles?
There are many products that like to use dark glass bottles as packaging. What kind of 'little brown bottle', 'little black bottle', 'red waist', etc., do you know the truth?
The function of dark glass is to block ultraviolet rays in sunlight and prevent some photosensitive active ingredients from being oxidized and decomposed. Generally speaking, dark glass bottles are used for high-active skin care products such as anti-oxidation, anti-aging, and whitening.
For example, vitamin C, ferulic acid, polyphenols and other components are easily oxidized when exposed to air or light; the chemical properties of retinol and its derivatives are unstable and easily decomposed by ultraviolet light.
These active ingredients are the soul of various skin care formulations. Once they are photolyzed and oxidized, they have no effect. Some ingredients may even be toxic or sensitizing after photolysis. As mentioned above, glass containers are light-resistant and heat-resistant, so it is particularly necessary to use dark glass bottles for this kind of skin care products.
This principle is actually the same as red wine, it is not well protected in storage, even the Lafite in 1982 can only be dumped.
Can makeup vacuum packaging really last longer?
I would like to ask everyone, when choosing skin care products, do you like the pour-out style? Or squeeze? Or push type?
Don't ask, ask is the push-type pump head design! (This flower is definitely not too troublesome for others, if you don’t believe me, look down)
The design of the vacuum pump head of the skin care product uses the retraction force of the spring to prevent air from entering the bottle, resulting in a vacuum state, so as to achieve the 'only out but not in' use result.
Each time you press the pump head, the small piston at the bottom of the bottle will move upwards. When the material comes out, no air will enter. As the material decreases, the space becomes less and less, so that a product is not used until it is opened. Worry about the ingress of air.
The advantage of this is that it can prevent the product components from being oxidized and stabilize their activity; it can inhibit the reproduction and growth of microorganisms to a certain extent, and avoid pollution.
This replaces the addition of any preservatives and similar preservatives, so that the product can maintain the stability of the formula during use.
Theoretically speaking, the storage time can be extended, but most skin care products are liquids (such as moisturizing water, lotions, etc.), which cannot be completely vacuumed like solids, so the extended storage time is also limited.
to sum up
The packaging of skin care products is odd and weird, but when it comes to efficacy, the most important core is to protect the active ingredients. The set 'house' gives a sense of security.