How to Choose the Best Packaging for Cosmetics


Do you make lotions, butter, scrubs, or any other beauty products? Or do you want to re-package your products in different packaging than the one you got from the store? Today we’ll talk about the various options available to you for packaging your cosmetics. From the shape, colour, and size to whether you should go for tubes, jars, or bottles.

There are so many packaging options available at your fingertips. But, you have to consider some important factors like durability, branding, recycling, shippability, among others. Additionally, people have become more environmentally conscious and that should be factored in when choosing a cosmetic jar.

Here our best picks of packaging materials.

Glass Packaging

If you’re planning to sell your beauty products, then glass cosmetic jars make a positive impact on your customers. Everyone loves a classy look for their products. Glass is the least reactive of all the options available as it doesn’t react with 99% of beauty ingredients.  You can easily get glass cosmetic jars in all shapes, sizes, and colours. And the best part, it can be recycled.

Also, if you’re shipping your products, go for durable cosmetic jars that won’t break during the shipment process. Not only that but cosmetic jars that won’t’ break when the client accidentally drops them in the bathroom.

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

It is one of the most popular cosmetic jars. The material is strong enough that it’s moisture and chemical resistant. However, some fragrance/ essential oils can make the walls of an HDPE cosmetic jar collapse. The good news is that it’s resistant to weather-related damages. It can withstand temperatures ranging from 100ºF to 120ºF. It can also be recycled and comes in various shapes, sizes, and colours. You get to customize your final cosmetic jar to suit your brand.

Polyethylene Terephthalate Plastic (PET)

It is very similar to HDPE but it’s lighter and relatively durable compared to HDPE. It’s also resistant to climate-related damages as it can withstand temperatures ranging from -40°F to 120°F. PET is also environmentally friendly so you can recycle it. The only drawback is that it has a cloudy look, unlike HDPE. But, it comes in a wide range of sizes and colours.


There you have it. These three cosmetic jar options will give your products a sustainable package. They are all high-quality and environmentally friendly. We hope this guide reduces packaging overwhelm.



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