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. Also we’ve created a dedicated team working on post-consumer resins,” explains Luigi.
In price-sensitive markets, capturing these creates differentiation. Each application requires specific solutions, whether by innovating in premium subcategories or making products safer. “For us, this means carefully selecting suppliers, optimizing in-house processes, and developing collaborations with the support of our Innovation Excellence team. Above all, we use aerosol technology to meet evolving needs and expectations, as is the case with our insert technologies,” continues Luigi.
At the cutting-edge of insert technology
Aptar’s aerosols and pumps contain a crucial component called an insert, the small disk through which the liquid gas passes before being released. “Aptar offers a wide range of inserts adapted to the specific needs of each formulation across a range of applications. Drawing on extensive experience in developing this technical component in pump formulations, we innovate new inserts that are also fully compatible with aerosols” explains Luigi.
It is vital to deliver a delightful experience to consumers on each target application field. For example, in demanding formulas like suntan lotion, the insert produces a uniform spray pattern. While, the new mechanical break-up insert generates a fine mist that dries quickly, ideal for deodorants and air fresheners.
“When consumers first buy a product, they are influenced by the appearance and convenience of the design. But, as they use the product and decide whether to buy it again, the spray pattern has a significant impact. For both aerosols and pumps, the insert therefore plays an important role in achieving the expected level of performance. An effective insert helps to drive repurchase to retain more customers”, concludes Luigi.
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”.
Sterile Filling: a Crucial Priority against Bacterial Contamination
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.
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.
Introducing the New SheerMist Insert
Aptar launched SheerMist – the new mechanical break-up insert that creates a gentle, fine mist spray. The SheerMist insert provides key benefits* to consumers including a soft, uniform and quick drying spray – the result of low spray flow rate and fine particle size dispersion.
Aptar Beauty + Home creates the "Sample of the Future" for Yves Saint Laurent
By reproducing the product’s application experience on a smaller scale, Aptar Beauty + Home has transformed a promotional tool into an engaging experience that delivers Yves Saint Laurent’s luxurious, design-forward world to potential customers, staying true to the original product and offering an incentive to buy.
“I Love My Planet” shower gel by Yves Rocher, the new challenge met by Aptar Beauty + Home
To allow Yves Rocher to develop its ultra-concentrated I Love My Planet Shower Gel, Aptar Beauty + Home devised a custom SimpliSqueeze closure with superior dispensing control that improves consumer convenience and reduces environmental impact.
Olfactive neutrality: Dispensing technologies that foster olfactive creation
Brands nowadays, are faced with the challenge of providing dispensing that ensures the integrity of the contents. A new generation of sprays, like Aptar's La petite, provide perfect olfactive neutrality – meaning that the fragrance is never in contact with components that might modify even the most subtle notes of the perfumer’s original creation.
Aptar Beauty + Home, the pick of the innovations presented at the LUXE PACK MONACO 2017 trade fair!
Aptar Beauty + Home, worldwide leader in fragrance and facial skin care packaging delivery systems (sprays, aerosols, pump bottles, etc.) supports brands throughout the project process from design to creation, drawing on its accurate knowledge of trends and new consumer habits.
- Emmanuelle Surget
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