By Laurent Dodet, CEO and Co-Founder of Pharma & Beauty Group.
At a time when “preservative-free” products are in high demand, filling poses a crucial challenge for product manufacturers because the process needs to protect the formula from the time it is packaged. Learn more about our solution to ensure product integrity before it hits store shelves.
Preservative free means less automatic protection
The biggest enemy of cosmetic products with few or no preservatives is obviously bacterial contamination. Without drastic precautions when filling and packaging, bacterial contamination is inevitable and irreparably alters the formula’s organoleptic integrity and threatens its safety. As a result, industrial processes similar to those used in the pharmaceutical industry must be adopted, with rigorous practices to guarantee sterility at each step in a fully controlled environment.
Externalizing for better control
Given the industrial challenge, many companies have chosen to outsource product filling and packaging. Adapting the processes in terms of equipment, expertise and quality control across the entire production chain is a steep investment. This is why as a manufacturer and contractor we have developed a groundbreaking patented innovation to ensure total sterility of a preservative-free formula.
Fully airtight packaging working in synergy
It goes without saying that all of these precautions to ensure the integrity of filling and packaging would be pointless without a fully airtight container. In this revolution towards preservative-free formulas, the container plays a key role in terms of protection. The entire value chain – from formulation to filling and packaging – must work in synergy.
Aptar Beauty + Home launches Luminous
Luminous is a premium and radiant metallized finished specifically designed with high flexibility that is ideal for hinged closures. Luminous delivers mirror-like, brilliant colors while maintaining the high product performance expectations found in Aptar dispensing solutions.
Aptar Beauty + Home launches E-Latch
Aptar’s Purity E-Latch is the first omni-channel tube top solution. E-Latch keeps product secure through the e-commerce delivery supply chain, without sacrificing consumer convenience and maintaining a consistent brand experience. E-Latch’s intuitive design has a fully integrated finger recess latch that prevents accidental opening in transit.
Aptar Reboul x Lush Towards ever more ethical cosmetics
One of the world’s leading packaging dispensing systems for the cosmetics industry, Aptar Beauty + Home has adopted an ambitious approach to managing environmental challenges and is now developing a range of solutions with reduced environmental impacts, particularly in the area of make-up.
A boom in skincare cosmetics inspired by traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine
It is impossible to escape the current trends of going back to tradition and nature along with the quest for well-being in body and soul. Cosmetic brands are now drawing inspiration from ancestral Asian knowledge. Somewhere between philosophy and science, traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine teach the art of caring for your skin through a holistic approach.
From invisible to visible: The risks of contaminating cosmetic formulas during use and how to prevent them with airtight containers
As the preservative-free movement gains traction, more fragile cosmetic formulas face a greater risk of bacterial contamination, even when that contamination cannot be seen by the naked eye. How does this occur? Let’s take look at this microscopic world…
Insert technologies: The new aerosol technology that adapts to every product use
Luigi Garofalo, Market Development Director EMEA Homecare at Aptar, tells us more about the trends sweeping the industry and, in particular, Aptar’s innovative use of insert technologies: “To provide novelty and delight consumers, we need to add value. Therefore, we invest a lot of time and energy in market research to grasp and capitalize on key areas of focus like e-commerce."
Let’s get digital: Aptar Beauty + Home’s IndieBoutique debuts online at LuxePack LA
Aptar Beauty + Home, the global dispensing company, launched IndieBoutique – a custom tailored program that offers Indie Beauty brands short lead times, stock color options, and low minimum order quantities on Aptar’s top-selling dispensing products. To make it even easier Indie brands can utilize the same level of dispensing expertise, industry knowledge, and technical support that Aptar provides to all customers.
Aptar & Ecover are launching their first dispensing closure made of PCR resin
Aptar Beauty + Home is proud to announce its first launch of a dispensing closure in Europe made from 50% Post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), confirming its leading position in the global transition to a circular economy and a sustainable future.
30 years of innovation for ultra-protective packaging
Packaging innovation, a driver of growth in the cosmetics industry, has skyrocketed in recent decades. As consumers seek out more natural products with clear, easily understandable ingredient lists, they are not prepared to make the switch to daily single use solutions. This means that packaging must pick up the slack!
Skin Protect: A cutting-edge mechanical system for unrivalled protection
To meet the needs of a market using fewer and fewer preservatives, Aptar’s Skin Protect is an innovative and ultra-protective tube solution. Skin Protect offers consumers with sensitive skin a way to keep their product free of contamination over time using a practical, easy-to-use packaging solution.
Aptar Beauty + Home creates a made-to-measure packaging solution for Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Double R
For its new high-performance skincare product, the luxury brand was looking for exclusive packaging that would both visually recall the cells of the hive and dispense two distinct formulas that could merge in the bottle pump. The result is a made-to-measure creation for this new serum and its bee seal stamped double pump bottle which dispenses the perfect amount of the brand’s antiageing corrective formulas with each actuation.
The return of vitamin C in anti-aging formulas
Vitamin C, already well known for its energizing and anti-oxidant virtues, is back front and center in the cosmetic world in ultra-concentrated formulas. Vitamin C has been able to make a comeback thanks to new innovations in packaging that help stabilize this fragile active ingredient.
Testing ergonomic and practical design to give consumers what they want
In the field of cosmetics and dermatology, consumers’ subjective concerns are crucial. Consumers have certain expectations when it comes to texture, color and fragrance, and packaging plays a major role in ensuring product quality. Aptar conducts qualitative studies to create packaging solutions that meet market needs.
Note, a new fragrance application ritual for women with cancer
Applying perfume is a way of asserting oneself, expressing one’s personality, one’s singularity, existing socially, either by allowing a trail to blossom, or more intimately when the fragrance lingers close to the skin. For women with cancer, this simple gesture is often impossible, prevented by the treatments which affect sense of smell or scars that do not allow the use of sprays. For the launch of the first perfume designed for these women, the Ozalys brand has chosen Aptar Beauty + Home and its NOTE system.
Organic cosmetics: A key market
Driven by the growth of preservative-free and clean cosmetics, organic products are boosting their market share. While still considered a niche market, sales of organic personal care products are growing at 10% a year and are expected to account for more than US$25 billion by 2025! However, many consumers have found themselves confused between these products and those called “natural”.
A boom in anti-pollution barrier formulas
With urban pollution worsening and aggravated by climate change, consumers have become more aware that they need to protect their skin from the harmful combined effects of UV rays and fine particles. Brands have started addressing this need with “shield” formulas.
Welcome to the golden age of Clean Cosmetics
Just like the agrifood industry, the dermocosmetic sector is experiencing a real paradigm shift. The trend is leaning towards cleaner, preservative-free formulas. Please welcome “clean cosmetics” – a phenomenon that can be explained and interpreted in the following three ways.
Skin Protect by Aptar Beauty + Home: the ideal packaging to protect your preservative-free formulas
Skin Protect is a revolutionary airless packaging designed to dispense and preserve any kind of fluid. It offers an extreme protection against all types of external contaminations. A three-point ventilation of the overcap prevents any surface moisture or air containment. The tubes are submitted to heavy tests against microbiological contaminants, in both dry and humid environments, and in both static and moving positions.
La Petite by Aptar Beauty + Home on behalf of Amo, the new Ferragamo fragrance
There is a way of applying perfume to match any personality, culture or occasion. Aptar Beauty + Home is always inventing new application methods, with sprays ranging from the traditional to the ultra-sensory. Today, Salvatore Ferragamo has chosen Aptar to offer the ideal spray for its new fragrance, a bold and rebellious Floral Oriental.
With Auriga City, Aptar Beauty + Home puts Uriage’s new anti-ageing range under high protection
Uriage chose Aptar Beauty + Home’s Auriga City airless solution to effectively protect its AGE PROTECT range, whose multi-action formulas combat both the signs of ageing and external aggressors (pollution, stress, blue light, etc.). A logical step as it needs to preserve highly sensitive formulas intended for fragile skin.
Arquiste selects Easy Spray, Aptar Beauty + Home’s full-service sampling & promotion solution for two new fragrance launches
Artisanal perfumer Carlos Huber introduces two new fragrances to the Arquiste line: Esencia Del Palacio Limoneros and Esencia Del Palacio Guayabos using Aptar Easy Spray 1.5 ml vial on card fragrance sampler.
Discreet and stylish: Breaking the taboos around sexual well-being packaging
In the past, sexual well-being products such as personal lubricants and vibrators were perceived as inappropriate and immoral. Those days are long gone. The sexual well-being market is growing every year, thanks to a growing acceptance and a change in perception by the end consumer. In partnership with Precise Plastic, Aptar leveraged its expertise into a custom solution using a PAV/U pump for the 10ml on-the-go pack, for her.
Driving sustainability through dispenser pump and closure launches
Aptar beauty + home is driving sustainability by launching closures made of Post Consumer Resin (PCR) and the first dispenser pump made of bio-based material. The first tangible outcome from Aptar's strong commitment to sustainable materials is the recent launch of Aptar’s tube top, snap top and disc top closures made of PCR resin.
Valvoline selects Aptar to bring a better consumer experience to motor oil packaging
Valvoline set out to make changing oil easier, faster and cleaner for users of its Do It Yourself “DIY” motor oil products with their new, highly functional five-liter “Easy Pour Bottle” package. An exceptional user experience was at the heart of the bottle’s development, as Valvoline invited consumers to share feedback throughout the process, which was used to inform the most user-friendly package design possible.
- Emmanuelle Surget
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- Created 13 Dec 2018
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