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Expert advice: choosing the ideal packaging for your cosmetics

Quel conditionnement pour des produits cosmétiques

In the dynamic and highly competitive world of the cosmetics industry, the choice of packaging plays just as vital a role as the intrinsic quality of the product.

Good packaging is more than just a container; it is the first point of contact with the consumer, an ambassador for your brand, and a crucial protector of the formula it contains.

With over 30 years' experience, at ID Labo we have developed a deep and nuanced understanding of the critical importance of appropriate packaging, not only to preserve product integrity, but also to maximise its appeal in the marketplace. Our expertise covers a range of solutions, from classic materials to the most modern innovations, always with the aim of meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations.

In this article, we put our accumulated know-how at your disposal, sharing essential tips that will guide you in choosing and using the most suitable packaging for your cosmetic products. Whether you're an ambitious start-up or an established brand looking to revitalise your product range, the following information will help you make informed and strategic packaging choices.

The importance of good packaging for cosmetic products

Packaging is not just a question of capacity; it influences customer perception, durability and product efficacy.

Quality packaging not only protects against environmental factors, but also plays a key role in the user experience.

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The user experience begins with the first visual contact with the packaging, which plays a crucial role in the perception of the product's quality and luxury. Well-designed packaging also makes the product easier to use and store, improving the consumer's overall interaction with it. What's more, innovative and ergonomic packaging can not only enhance the user experience, but also strengthen brand loyalty by creating a memorable and positive impression.

Glass, plastic or aluminium: which to choose?

Each material has its advantages.

  • Glass is favoured for high-end products because of its sophisticated appearance and sense of quality, which conveys a feeling of luxury and exclusivity. Its transparency allows the colour and texture of the product to shine through, adding extra visual appeal. What's more, glass is impermeable and chemically inert, making it an ideal choice for preserving the integrity and efficacy of sensitive cosmetic formulas, with no risk of interaction between container and contents.

  • Plastic is a popular choice in the cosmetics industry because of its light weight and versatility, making it easy to transport and handle products. Its variability in terms of shape, size and colour allows for creative customisation, adapted to the specific needs of each product. What's more, plastic offers remarkable resistance to impact, making it ideal for products intended to be transported frequently or used in environments where they could be subjected to rigorous handling.

  • Aluminium stands out in the field of cosmetic packaging for its exceptional ability to block light and air, elements that can degrade the quality and efficacy of certain products. This characteristic makes it particularly suitable for products that are sensitive to oxidation or photodegradation, such as certain creams and serums. What's more, aluminium is fully recyclable, offering a sustainable packaging option while maintaining a modern, professional appearance.

Tips for eco-responsible packaging

Ecology has become a key factor in consumer purchasing decisions, and the cosmetics industry is having to adapt accordingly.

By favouring recyclable or biodegradable materials for packaging, brands can not only minimise their environmental impact, but also meet consumers' growing expectations for greener, more responsible products.

Here are a few examples of eco-friendly materials commonly used in packaging, particularly in the cosmetics industry:

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1. Bioplastics: made from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane, bioplastics are an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional plastics. They are often biodegradable or compostable.

2. Recycled glass: glass is 100% recyclable and can be remelted and reformed several times without loss of quality. Using recycled glass reduces the consumption of natural resources and CO2 emissions.

3. Paper and Cardboard: Paper and cardboard, sourced from sustainably managed and certified forests, are popular options for eco-friendly packaging. They are biodegradable and recyclable.

4. Recycled aluminium: like glass, aluminium can be recycled indefinitely. Recycled aluminium uses less energy to produce than new aluminium, reducing its carbon footprint.

5. PLA (Polylactic Acid): a biodegradable polymer made from renewable sources such as maize. It is used for rigid and flexible packaging.

6. Bamboo: Bamboo renews itself rapidly and is a sustainable resource. It is used in the manufacture of pots, cases and other packaging elements.

Opt for recyclable or biodegradable materials to meet the expectations of environmentally conscious consumers and reinforce your brand image as a company that is aware of today's environmental issues.

At ID Labo, we offer a range of eco-responsible solutions without compromising quality:


The choice of packaging is more than just a practical issue; it is a crucial strategic element in the success and differentiation of your cosmetic products in the marketplace.

Well-designed packaging not only protects its contents, it also communicates your brand, your values and contributes to the overall consumer experience.

At ID Labo, we understand all this and combine our expertise and passion to provide you with packaging solutions that not only meet functional expectations, but go far beyond by offering refined aesthetics and exemplary durability.

We understand that every cosmetic product is unique, which is why we are committed to working closely with you to develop bespoke solutions that enhance the uniqueness and quality of your products.

Whether you're aiming for an eco-responsible approach, high-end aesthetics, or innovative functionality, our team is ready to take on these challenges with you.

Contact us today to find out how we can turn your ideas into reality and help save the planet together.



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