Star Drop is a game-changer!
To create the perfect foundation, one that is ultra-fluid and lightweight but easy to use, Aptar has designed an alternative application method, named Star Drop. This innovative bottle has a new- generation valve capable of releasing just the right amount of product drop by drop for a tailor-made dose. Precise, ergonomic and intuitive, it guarantees controlled, hygienic and waste-free application.
Its pipette holds two patents: the first for its cut-off base that avoids squirts and the second the tip, designed to form a beautiful drop. Compact and travel- friendly, Star Drop is also environmentally responsible: as it can be unscrewed, the dispenser is reusable, while the bottle – stamped with the PP logo – is recyclable.
A packaging solution approved by make-up artist Fred Farrugia
Fred Farrugia is not only one of the greatest French make-up artists, he is also one of those keen to continuously reinvent make-up and innovate to ensure that the product, packaging and application are designed in perfect symbiosis.
Not surprising then that the Star Drop concept appealed to him: “Foundation make-up needs to reveal, not hide”, he explained. “And to better respect facial features without overloading them, ideally, we should be using highly fluid formulas… which are generally very difficult to apply. That’s the beauty of the Star Drop solution, which helps consumers easily dispense their product and apply it, without smudging or using too much”.
The make-up artist also appreciated being able to build his make-up to go from a nude effect to a result with more coverage to obtain the desired look. “When I was introduced to Star Drop”, he concludes, I immediately fell for the product and wanted to make it mine by developing a formula that would mean I could use the packaging dispenser every day in photo shoots. During a shoot, I don’t have to wonder whether it will suit this or that model. Star Dop has become my go-to foundation and has all the hallmarks of a must-have’.
The ultimate in foundation perfection
Aptar Beauty + Home, world leader in the fragrance and cosmetics dispensing solution sector (sprays, aerosols, pump bottles, etc.), is now revolutionising foundation packaging with Star Drop, the only packaging dispenser on the market with a valve that delivers a highly-accurate dose.
Natural, bright, even... foundation has become a key universal concern, one that is tricky for consumers who often feel lost in the jungle of offers and are disappointed by the products they try.
Now that the enthusiasm for BB creams and tinted moisturisers is declining, foundation is back in the cosmetic limelight, but must now fall into line with the promises made by its challengers: lightness and ease of application, with efficient and imperceptible coverage to boot.
The sinews of the foundation war? Colour, which must perfectly blend with skin tone, and texture, which must ensure a buildable finish, evening skin tone without making you feel like you’re wearing make-up and providing a natural glow and the famous ‘bare skin look’.
To do this, brands are working on ultra- fluid formulas combining transparency, gentleness and brightness without highlighting flaws.
Downside: these very liquid products run, spread and are proving to be difficult to dose. Users are tired of wasting product and ending up with too much or too little foundation on their fingers or brush when they applying their make-up.In addition, they often want to do touch- ups during the day, and this product type does not lend itself easily to this.
Labosphère laboratories and Fred Farrugia at the formula’s core
Labosphère – a cosmetic formulation research and development laboratory – and Aptar Beauty’s innovation unit have been collaborating for over eight years now. In particular, the work done by the two teams has included compiling a databank on the issue of container- content interactions and dispensing system compatibility. It was thus only natural for Aptar to turn to its historical partner when it came time to offer Star Drop as a Full Service to provide guidance for young brands.
The challenge for Labosphère and Fred Farrugia was to develop a buildable texture that was fresh and fluid on application but without a drying effect. Depending on how thickly the product is applied to the skin, this smart foundation covers dark circles and redness without the need for other concealers and leaves a very natural ‘baby glow’ effect.
Thanks to this unique formula designed for Star Drop by Fred Farrugia, Aptar can offer a turnkey service, in partnership with the Labosphère laboratories,“Its texture is in total symbiosis with the dropper, and it has become a go-to for me. No more brushes, no more powder, no more concealer, just Star Drop”, confided the make-up artist.
Aptar Beauty + Home has taken a further step toward its sustainability goals by pre-qualifying 45+ products to ensure alignment with Credo’s Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. The current Credo-compliant product selection includes airless full packaging, dispensers, spray technology and the broadest range of dispensing closures available in at least 50%, but up to 100%, post-consumer recycled resin, in the North America market.
Improving GarmaGuard’s consumer experience with convenient dispensing through Moritz
Elysian Labs & veteran-owned GarmaGuard wanted to provide their customers with a dispensing experience that offered more convenience, comfort, and mobility than a traditional aerosol actuator and cap combination. By leveraging unique Aptar’s expertise in aerosol dispensing, GarmaGuard quickly found itself in a great position for a seamless transition into Aptar’s Moritz.
Beauty + Home insights: Scalp care dispensing trends
As travel restrictions & social-distancing guidelines remain in place, many consumers are beginning to take beauty & hair care treatments into their own hands at home, in true DIY fashion. Learn more about the newest trends in scalp care and how Aptar Beauty + Home’s dispensing solutions can help your brand.
Aptar Beauty + Home Broadens PCR dispensing portfolio in North America with two new airless launches
Aptar Beauty + Home is expanding the use of post-consumer recycled resin (PCR) into their airless line with the launch of two new products: Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO. Micro ECO + Mezzo ECO incorporates up to 45% PCR* in the combined components and are Cotrep certified for eco-design.
Murad x Neomix: Aptar's newest innovation works with unique first to market Murad formula
Murad’s newest dual-powered product, Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum is packaged in Aptar's Neomix. The serum features active ingredients like Glycolic Acid to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and enhance absorption + Vita-C complex that brightens skin with first-to-market, gold-stabilized vitamin C.
Aptar creates Essencia Screw pump for refillable fragrances
Aptar Beauty + Home continues to innovate in the name of packaging sustainability, extending the Essencia pump range with the launch of the Essencia Screw pump. Responding to a key fragrance industry demand for sustainable packaging solutions, the Essencia Screw allows glass fragrance bottles to be refilled and the pump to be reused.
Aptar Beauty + Home is mobilizing its resources in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. By moving promptly to reorganize its production priorities, Aptar was able to swiftly deliver essential supplies to customers as they began manufacturing health and safety products for first-line responders.
Aptar's packaging for cosmetics using certified recycled plastic is world's first
Aptar has created the world’s first certified recycled plastic beauty packaging that is certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification and is used in the relaunch of REN Clean Skincare’s best-selling moisturizer, EVERCALM Global Protection Day Cream.
Where sustainability Is standard: Aptar Beauty + Home, North America, announces significant launch of Post-Consumer Recycled Resin implementation for stock product solutions
In an effort to support a circular economy, Aptar Beauty + Home is converting its locally-produced stock black closure portfolio to PCR. This launch deepens the corporate commitment to create reusable, recyclable, recycled or mono-material product solutions that meet the high level of quality expected by the industry.
Aptar x Strand: Customized Color & Care
Aptar Beauty + Home, the world leader in the fragrance and cosmetics dispensing solution sector, and Strand Cosmetics Europe, an international expert in designing skincare and make-up formulas, have combined their packaging and formula know-how to invent tomorrow’s personalized cosmetics.
Aptar X Capsum Microfluidic technology for personalized skin care
Aptar Beauty + Home, the world leader in the fragrance and cosmetics dispensing solution sector (sprays, aerosols, pump bottles, etc.), is joining forces with Capsum, the microfluidics specialist, to take the customization of its dispensing packaging and formulas even further.
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.
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.
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.
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