Sustainability is a pretty big deal right now. Google searches hit peak popularity in February 2020, and with global warming an ever-increasing threat, it’s never been more important to consider the environmental impact of our day-to-day choices. That’s why more and more beauty brands are opting for eco friendly cosmetic packaging to store, sell and supply their products.
But it’s not just important for the environment. As consumers, influencers and make-up gurus become more eco-aware, eco friendly cosmetic packaging is increasingly becoming a selling point.
What eco friendly packaging choices are available for beauty brands?
Well, it depends on your product, but there are loads of options to choose from. At Ampulla, we’re always looking to expand our range to offer you the best eco friendly packaging at affordable prices. We’ve listed some of our bestselling choices below.
Post Consumer Recycled Bottles
PCR bottles give you all the benefits of plastic – they’re shatterproof, lightweight and durable – but with an eco-friendly twist. As the name suggests, these bottles are made of plastic that have been recycled – so making use of these strong, versatile bottles can significantly reduce your use of virgin plastics.
The lightweight nature of these bottles also lowers your carbon footprint when you’re dispatching your goods. Deliver more orders over fewer journeys – and save money on your P&P, too!
We offer a chemical-resistant HDPE option (in 30ml – 1 litre capacities) or a clear PET option, so you can pick the bottle that’s best for your needs.
For classic eco friendly cosmetic packaging, glass is second to none. Made from abundant natural raw materials such as sand, it doesn’t use up precious natural resources. It’s also already widely recycled, and because glass waste melts at a lower temperature than raw materials, recycling glass can also help save energy.
But it’s not just an eco-friendly choice. Glass offers a premium look for your cosmetics and makeup, so it’s a great way to draw your customers to your products. It’s also nonreactive with many substances, so it’s ideal for preserving your goods.
At Ampulla, you can buy glass cosmetic packaging in a variety of colours and sizes. Take a look at our range below.
Aluminium is one of the most sustainable recyclable materials available. In fact, almost three quarters of all the aluminium ever produced is still in use today. Because of this, it’s a great option for cosmetic brands looking to build their eco credentials.
The shiny silver jar body is fab for luxury cosmetics, and it’s easy to personalise by adding a label to the side of the jar. The opaque nature of aluminium also prevents reaction of your product with light or other external factors.
Our aluminium jars come with matching lined lids for maximum product protection. They’re available in sizes up to 150ml!
As sustainability and climate change come increasingly into focus, eco friendly cosmetic packaging is going to be vital so beauty brands can meet consumers’ needs. For more eco friendly cosmetic bottles and jars, shop the range at Ampulla.
We absolutely love seeing all the creative and wonderful things that happen to our jars and bottles after they leave our warehouse, as looking at row after row of empty bottles each day does lose its appeal. So last week, we asked our lovely customers to send in some photos of their finished products so we could admire and show them off for you and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response! We apologise that we have not been able to feature all the photos we have been sent, but here is a wide selection of our favourite customer success stories!
Who knew you could turn a simple plastic jar into something so beautiful? Well the brains behind Imagination Station have done just that. They’ve used our 200ml Clear PET Plastic Jars to create these stunning works of art that are actually holding slime kits within! We don’t even know where to start with the sheer amount of work and skill it would take to make just one of these pots, so we take our hats off to you. Definitely one of the most unusual customer photos we’ve ever been sent!
Thanks to Sarah Bleasdale for sending these photos in.
Kamila Aubre Botanical Perfume
From the visual exuberance to understated style; Kamila Aubre Botanical Perfume uses our 15ml Ace Glass Fragrance Bottles to bottle parfum extracts, which are traditionally made in small splash bottles. We think the simple, yet beautiful labels that these bottles are branded with add to the luxurious look of the finished product.
Thanks to Kamila Aubre for sending these photos in.
Koivulehdon Hunaja Oy
This birchgrove honey all the from Finland is packaged in our Glass Verrine Jars and finished off with eye-catching labels that perfectly let you know exactly what the product is (even if you don’t speak Finnish)! Koivulehdon Hunaja Oy is a relatively new company founded in 2017 and we think that they are doing a fantastic job with branding so far!
Thanks to Mehiläistarhaaja Humalajoki for sending these photos in.
The rustic labels that That Soap uses to brand their ranges of beauty products are absolutely ideal for the type of products that they sell. They reflect the artisan, homemade products within whilst also looking professional and fit for the shelves of mass retailers. That Soap have used our Glass Ointment Jars and Amber Glass Dropper Bottles with pipettes to package their range of fantastic products in which are made all the way down in the South of France, for which we are very grateful!
Thanks to Julie Wackrill for sending these photos in.
Lilac And Thyme
Our Clear PET Plastic Jars are have also been used by Lilac And Thyme to package face masks, hand creams and foot rubs, with the clear plastic showing off the tempting product within and the aluminium lids finishing the look with style!
Thanks to Bernice Drummond for sending these photos in.
No Frills Cosmetics
No Frills Cosmetics manufacture moisturiser and beauty serum using our Airless Dispenser Bottles as packaging, which are great for products made from all natural ingredients as product contamination is reduced, getting rid of the need to use preservatives. No Frills Cosmetics’ products are completely natural and designed for sensitive skin and not tested on animals. But the best thing about these cosmetics? A portion of the sales of each product is donated to the founder’s cancer support group and other nominated cancer charities! What a truly fantastic and heartwarming reason for starting up a business.
Thanks to Ann Mason for sending in these photos.
Skinderella is a range of facial beauty products made for GlossGods that are packaged in a variety of our stunning Black PET Plastic Bottles. The glossy black plastic bottles combined with their simple, one colour design labels makes for a striking finished product!
Thanks to Anna Hellqvist for sending these photos in.
Pomme d’Or Gift Ideas
Now we don’t like to pick favourites, but these bath bombs from Pomme d’Or Gift Ideas might just take the top spot in our eyes… They’ve used our 1 Litre Round Clear PET Jar & 110mm White Screw Lid for this ingenious novelty product: Chill Pills Bath Bombs. What a great gift for friends and family who need a laugh! The clever labels are actually super simple in design, yet manage to jazz up the plain, clear jar to a professional standard – no wonder it’s their best seller. Top job guys!
Thanks to Anne-Marie Fowler for sending these photos in.
Velouté Body & Face Cream
These gorgeous face and body creams from Velouté Body Cream is packaged in our Black Arese Jars to give it that luxury look that it oozes. The black and gold colouring together elevates this product to the top end of the market, with customers also reporting that the shive within the lid of the jar is great forkeeping the cream fresher longer!
Thanks to Carolyn Simpson for sending these photos in.
Damask Skincare‘s Hair Growth Oil is packaged neatly in our 50ml Glass Flask Bottle, which we think gives it a luxurious look and feel for the customers. It’s the perfect choice for this miracle oil!
Big Green Tree Natural Skincare
These hand and body washes wouldn’t look out of place on the shelves of The Body Shop or Boots, but they are in fact made by Big Green Tree Natural Skincare who are based on the edge of the Peak District in Derbyshire! Using our 150ml and 250ml Square PET Bottles and lotion pumps, they have created this sleek, stylish range of skincare products to keep Britons moisturised. If the names are anything to go by, we bet these products smell amazing…
Thanks to Helen Frear for sending these photos in.
Ma’s Bars make sure to use locally sourced ingredients in their handmade ranges of beauty products, making them a great advocate for small business in Greater Manchester, where they are based. That’s why we’re happy that they have also chosen a local packaging supplier with Ampulla Packaging, as we too are from the area! These products have been packaged using our Clear PET Boston Bottles and lotion pumps.
Thanks to Helen Robinson for sending these photos in.
Thanks to Laura Burton for sending these photos in.
Birch Lea Soaperie
Nothing says rustic like the branding and labels that Birch Lea Soaperie have used on their fantastic sugar scrubs and body butters! Instead of simply sticking an adhesive label on, they’ve gone the extra mile and used string to tie their labels around the 200ml Clear Wide Neck PET Plastic Jars, which perfectly suits the handmade nature of the products. We love it and I’m sure their customers do too!
Thanks to Leanne Seymour for sending these photos in.
The retro sweets that Dandy Candy sell offer their customers a nostalgic look back at their own childhoods! We absolutely love the old-school branding of the jars and the clever lollipop logo, and they even give customers to option to add a personalised message if they are sending sweets as a gift. Customers apparently love the look of the shine of the jar and the foil on the labels, which is very eye catching. Get the look yourself with our range of Plastic Sweet Jars!
Thanks to Sammie Key for sending in these photos.
Rainflower offers a wide range of products, including soaps, candles, hair care products and even gardening gifts! For their range of hand creams, Rainflower use our 50ml and 100ml PET Plastic Jars paired with aluminium lids, which are finished off with a lovely floral label on the lid.
Thanks to Sandra Robertson for sending these photos in.
These beautiful cosmetics and candles are from Singleton Skincare, a producer of home and beauty items. We love the simple, yet distinctive, logo that is embossed across the whole range of products, which when combined with the mellow pastel colours of the labels, makes for a very attractive brand! Singleton Skincare has used our Aluminium Jars, Glass Votives and Plastic Lip Balm Tubes to package the products seen above.
Thanks to Sarah Singleton for sending these photos in.
Last, but certainly not least, we have London-based K Tang; which is packaged in our 180ml Clear Plastic Squeezer Bottles. K Tang is a ketchup made using kimchi, a traditional Korean pickled vegetable side dish, which gives it a distinctive tang that is perfect for burgers, chips and avocado (apparently)! We think the design of the logo fits K Tang’s young, alternative target market down to a tee!
Thanks to Stephan Fowler for sending these photos in.
Want to make your products stand out from the crowd and make an impact in-store and online? Step forward our brand new, vibrant, colourful lids made for our 10ml and 20ml screw-top plastic jars! They come in 5 different eye-popping colours: sherbet yellow, soft lilac, flame red, bubblegum pink and baby blue, alongside the standard white and black options, all designed to make your products pop with style! As well as providing style, these lids are also functional, with the screw-top locking in your product’s freshness and stopping it from leaking.
We think that these lids are perfect for locking in paint, glitter and cosmetics such as eye shadows, as you can colour co-ordinate the lids to the shade of your product within. The pastel colours of these lids are appealing to young kids and adults alike, meaning that the ideas for what to put in these jars are endless! Their small sizes also make these jars a fantastic option for sending out samples of your products to potential customers through the post, or for placing on a tester stall in-store.
Prices for our 10ml plastic jars with one of our brand new colourful lids start at just 20p each, with the price per unit going down when you buy in bulk quantities! So whether you’re a small indepandent retailer or a huge multi-national business, we’ve got the perfect packaging pricing for you.
The 20ml jars are slightly taller than their 10ml counterparts, but are just as lightweight and sturdy. The curved surface of the jars give you the ideal surface for placing your branded labels and stickers to make the jars your own! Prices for our 20ml plastic jars with screw top lids start at 36p each, again with further discounts per unit when bought in bulk quantities.