Creating your own skincare products is a very interesting and exciting venture. During this process, you will need to choose your commodity’s packaging and labeling that will reflect your brand’s identity, values, and message. The best packaging for your business will depend on the type of product you will offer and how your customers will use them.
1. Packaging materials
If you want to package skincare products for shipping, there are some factors you should consider when you are choosing the best package such as:
Some commodities like essential oils are very sensitive to light and they break down faster when exposed to light. Such commodities need to be kept away from sunlight to remain fresh. If your commodity needs to be shielded from sunlight, you should use non-translucent or tinted packaging options.
Some cosmetic creams and gels are easier to use when they are put in flexible containers that can be squeezed. You should use packaging that is easier to use.
Ability to withstand acidic contents
Some cosmetic commodities contain high levels of acid and can corrode containers like metal tins. It is best to use glass or PET materials for such commodities to avoid such loss.
If you want to avoid polluting the environment with plastics, you can use recyclable, biodegradable materials that can be easily refilled.
If you plan to use plastic containers, you should use BPA-free plastics. Many consumers don’t want their cosmetics or facial creams exposed to BPA.
2. Materials for the Containers
Some good container materials for packaging your commodity include:
Glass has been used for cosmetic purposes for years because it can be recycled, cannot degrade, and is classy.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
PET material is available in many different colors and is easily customizable. It can also create squeezable tubes. PET is also a good choice for cosmetic commodities that have high acidic levels because it is highly resistant to chemical compounds and cannot be degraded.
3. Labels on Containers
The labels for your commodity should be:
You will need to choose moisture-resistant labels if your commodity is used in the shower and around the sink, so they don’t peel off or get soggy when wet.
If your cosmetic commodity has acid, you will have to use a label that will not be discolored if it comes into contact with the contents inside the container.
Oils from the contents inside the container or on your hands can soak into labels on tubes and jars. Therefore, you should use an oil-resistant label that will not be affected even if it comes into contact with greasy substances.
Consistent with the brand image
You should use a label material that can convey your brand image.
It is important to know the best packaging options for your commodity depending on the cosmetic you want to sell and the brand message you want to convey. Based on the commodity you’re selling; you can choose the best container material and label to make it stand out from the rest and last for a long time.
James Gomez is a senior contributing writer on his content team.
James specializes in content creation surrounding the topics of law, business, and lifestyle. Since earning his degree from Northeastern University, James has spent half a decade covering just about all topics that encompass law. and business.