The Rising Popularity of Plastic Packaging Among Cosmetics Consumers

Plastic has become a popular material used in cosmetics packaging because of its low cost, light weight, versatility and durability. For personal care products, plastic is the preferential material for manufacturing unbreakable and "spill-proof" bottles, jars, tubes, closures and seals.

According to the American Packaging Association, plastics packaging such as bottles, jars, compacts and tubes account for 61% of the market share in cosmetics and other personal care products. Among them, bottles are the most widely used containers, accounting for 30% of the market share. Blow molded HDPE cosmetic bottles are the most common and cheap, economic, impact resistant, and maintain a good moisture barrier.

Lotion bottles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms, some of which contain lotion in tubes with caps. These tubes are often made of plastic, depending on their size. However, some lotion bottles are also made of plastic, but their tops are not capped but pump dispensers. This is helpful for many people who do not want to open and close the tops.
For example, XYZ Packaging offers a variety of acrylic lotion plastic bottles in different shapes and capacity ranges.

In addition, PP plastic is the most common type of plastic used for cosmetic containers. However, these can also be made of cheaper PET plastics or higher-end acrylic plastics.
Typically, acrylic plastics are transparent, similar to glass. Compared with glass, the benefit of this form of material is that it is shatter-resistant. However, PP plastic is more affordable than acrylic and is typically used for round or tubular plastic containers.

To match the design or advertising of the cosmetics sold, PP plastic containers can be made into heart-shaped, octagonal or square shapes.

Cosmetics such as creams, lotions, foundations, lip balms, compacts, etc. mostly use jars and cans ranging in size from 20mm to 60mm and in capacity from 25ml (or less) to 250ml.

Post time: Jul-08-2023