Different Cosmetic Packaging Options

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Today the cosmetic industry is witnessing an influx of new ranges of beauty products both in skin care and hair care. With so many products on the market, the only way to attract the attention of customers is to package products attractively. Letís look at some of the packaging solutions currently available to manufacturers.

Airless Bottles

Airless bottles are used for dispensing creams, shampoos, lotions and so on. The greatest advantage of airless bottles is that they help preserve content and keep it from becoming contaminated. Since there is no need to open them to dispense the product, the possibility of contamination by direct contact with fingers, air, etc., is prevented. Airless bottles are available in various shapes and sizes.


Pumps are used for dispensing products such as creams, lotions, soaps, and shampoos. Pumps dispense contents easily and correctly.


Triggers dispense contents for sprayers and foamers. These are available in various designs and colors.

Flip Tops

Flip tops are often found fitted on screw caps. Products that come with flip tops offer users two different options for using the content. The user can dispense the content by either opening the cap or just flipping the top. Flip tops enable the easy dispensing of content, neatly and in the correct measurements.


Some manufacturers use jars for storing creams. With a wide mouth design, jars allow content to be taken out easily with fingers. However, users must clean their hands thoroughly before taking cream out of a jar to minimize the possibility of contamination. Jars are available in various shapes and are often made of glass or plastic.


Tubes are mainly used for storing all kinds of creams, be it skin creams, shaving creams, or others. These need to be squeezed to dispense the product.

Roll-on Bottle

Roll-ons are especially useful when you are on the go because they are convenient to carry and use. Roll-ons are small containers or bottles with a rolling ball at one end that applies the content directly onto the body. Deodorants normally come in roll-on bottles.


Droppers dispense liquid content neatly in tiny droplets.


Tottles are designed to be a cross between a tube and a bottle. A tottle stands on its top so the content is always at the orifice, making it easy to dispense. No need to squeeze or pump,. just open and use. It is available in a myriad of designs, sizes, and materials.

Foil Pouches

Aluminum foil pouches are typically used for packing ointments, grease-based cosmetics and other similar things. Some advantages of foil pouches are that they require less storage space and facilitate longer shelf life. Moreover, they are nontoxic, hygienic, and non-absorptive to liquids.


Foamers turn contents into rich foam. Foamers are mostly used for dispensing shaving creams, soaps and so on. Foamers come on bottles with or without pumps.


Sprayers, as the name implies, distribute liquids over an area. Sprayers are mainly used for perfumes, deodorants, and so on. Sprayers differ in the way they spray liquids; some squirt while others mist. Fine mist sprayers are quite in demand these days.

As mentioned above, these are just the current designs available to manufacturers. There are also several customized cosmetic packaging designers and manufacturers available now who leave no stone unturned to bring distinctiveness and exclusivity not only in designs but also in the use of materials.

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