What the future holds for airless packaging in the personal care industry

Airless packaging doesn’t even pause for breath when demonstrating its credentials as the preferred means of application for a growing number of mainstream skin care and cosmetic products

First introduced in the mid-eighties as an innovative and ultra-hygienic means of applying creams and dermatological formulations to sensitive skins, airless packaging has steadily extended its remit to encompass greater swathes of the personal care market.

A recent report by Allied Market Research, Airless Packaging Market: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, charting airless' adoption across a number of different retail categories (beauty in particular), predicts that its value worldwide will be US$5.94bn by 2023, a CAGR of 5.9% over the next five years.

A primary reason for choosing airless is the need to remove preservatives in respect of the increasing number of prospective consumers that experience allergy issues; the format is an ideal solution for creams and beauty treatments that have to be free of additives that may potentially cause skin complaints.

The technology basically incorporates an airless pump dispensing system that provides optimal barrier protection. This is of particular relevance to highly sophisticated formulations which contain contain live ingredients that can easily degrade and lose their efficacy over a certain period of time when exposed to external elements. Airless also offers . . .

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