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Upgrading of packaging design for domestic cosmetics and research on materials

2024-01-19 10:04:29

With the rise of domestic cosmetic brands, cosmetic packaging material companies are also constantly innovating and upgrading. Some domestic cosmetics brands have begun to pay attention to packaging design, launching a series of packaging with unique styles and creativity, which has attracted the attention of many consumers. At the same time, the group of "ingredient parties" is constantly expanding, and the ingredients of cosmetics are becoming more transparent, and their safety has become a focus of consumer attention. In addition to the safety of cosmetic ingredients themselves, packaging materials are also closely related to the quality of cosmetics. While cosmetic packaging plays a decorative role, its more important purpose is to protect cosmetics from physical, chemical, microbial and other hazards. Choosing appropriate packaging can ensure the quality of cosmetics. However, the safety of packaging materials themselves and their compatibility with cosmetics should also be tested. At present, there are very few testing standards and related regulations for packaging materials in the cosmetics industry. 

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The detection of toxic and harmful substances in cosmetic packaging materials mainly refers to relevant regulations in the food and drug fields. On the basis of summarizing the classification of commonly used packaging materials for cosmetics, this paper analyzes the potential unsafe components in packaging materials, as well as compatibility testing when packaging materials come into contact with cosmetics, providing certain guidance for the selection and safety testing of cosmetics packaging materials. At present, in the field of cosmetic packaging materials and their testing, the main focus is on detecting some heavy metals and toxic and harmful additives. In the compatibility testing between packaging materials and cosmetics, the main consideration is the migration of toxic and harmful substances into the contents of the cosmetics.

Glass packaging

Glass is a transparent and reusable packaging material commonly used in cosmetic packaging. The advantage of glass is its good chemical stability, which is not affected by most liquid and gas components, and can protect the quality of cosmetics. In addition, glass packaging also has aesthetic appeal, which can increase consumers' impression of the product.

In the cosmetics industry, glass bottles are commonly used packaging containers. Glass bottles are divided into wide mouth bottles and narrow mouth bottles, suitable for different types and capacities of cosmetics. For example, skin care products (creams, lotion) and perfume are usually packed in wide mouth bottles, while essence and essential oils are usually packed in narrow mouth bottles. In addition, some special shaped glass bottles can also be used to package solid cosmetics, such as nail polish.

Plastic packaging

Plastic is a lightweight and easy to process cosmetic packaging material. Plastic packaging has advantages such as moisture resistance, oxidation resistance, and UV protection, which can effectively protect the quality of cosmetics. Meanwhile, the production cost of plastic packaging is relatively low and it is also easy to produce on a large scale.

In the cosmetics industry, commonly used plastic packaging materials include polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), etc. Different plastic materials have different characteristics and application ranges. For example, PE and PP materials have high transparency and good processing performance, and are commonly used for packaging liquid and semi-solid cosmetics; PVC materials, on the other hand, have good barrier properties and high temperature resistance, and are commonly used for packaging cosmetics that require long-term storage.

Metal packaging

Metal is a high-end cosmetic packaging material with advantages such as aesthetics, pressure resistance, and corrosion resistance. Metal packaging and cosmetics usually have good compatibility and will not have adverse effects on cosmetics. For example, aluminum foil is widely used in cosmetic packaging, with good barrier performance and aesthetics. In addition, metal packaging also has advantages such as good anti-theft performance and easy recycling. 

In the cosmetics industry, commonly used metal packaging materials include aluminum foil, stainless steel, etc. Aluminum foil is often used to package liquid and semi-solid cosmetics, such as perfume, essential oil, etc; Stainless steel is often used to package solid cosmetics, such as lipstick, eye shadow, etc. In addition, some special shaped metal packaging can also be used to package solid cosmetics, such as nail polish.

Paper packaging

Paper is an environmentally friendly, lightweight, and easy to process cosmetic packaging material. Paper packaging usually has good compatibility with cosmetics and will not have adverse effects on them. In addition, paper packaging also has advantages such as recyclability and easy degradation, which meets environmental protection requirements.

In the cosmetics industry, commonly used paper packaging materials include paper, cardboard, etc. Paper is commonly used for packaging liquid and semi-solid cosmetics; And cardboard is often used to make outer packaging boxes and inner lining, etc. In addition, some special shaped paper packaging can also be used to package solid cosmetics, such as lipstick tubes.

In addition to the common packaging materials mentioned above, there are also some new types of packaging materials, such as biodegradable materials, nanomaterials, etc. These new materials have the characteristics of environmental protection and sustainable development, and are expected to be widely used in the field of cosmetic packaging in the future. For example, biodegradable materials can rapidly degrade in the natural environment, reducing pollution to the environment; Nanomaterials have excellent physical and chemical properties, as well as antibacterial properties, which can improve some shortcomings. However, overall, they are relatively safe for cosmetics.