When you invest in skincare, you wanna know that it's doing something 'eh! That is works, that it's going to love your skin and do no wrong by it! FULL STOP... but what if it's in a jar? Does it make your skincare dangerous? Does it make your skincare go 'off'? Is jar packaging bad for your skincare? Here is what you need to know http://wp.me/p6LuQS-w9

WHY JAR SKINCARE PACKAGING IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

In Being Savvy at Skincare by Cheryl Woodman MChem1 Comment

Our skin is with us for LIFE! It isn’t going nowhere without us! No wonder we wanna take extra special care of it. When it comes to skincare, it’s worth the investment ‘eh!

What if that cream comes in a jar, what if that facial scrub comes in a dinky-tub-thing? Is jar packaging bad for skincare? If your skincare is in a jar, does it mean it’s going to ‘go-off’ more quickly? Bottom line, if your skincare is in a jar, will it still work? Before you invest in skincare that’s packaged up in a jar or tub, get a read of this…

When you invest in skincare, you wanna know that it's doing something 'eh! That is works, that it's going to love your skin and do no wrong by it! FULL STOP... but what if it's in a jar? Does it make your skincare dangerous? Does it make your skincare go 'off'? Is jar packaging bad for your skincare? Here is what you need to know http://wp.me/p6LuQS-w9

IS JAR PACKAGING BAD FOR SKINCARE? SCENARIO 1…

Say you live with a man, and this ‘man’ likes to dip his bread-crumb crusted knife, into the butter tub (couldn’t possibly be talking from personal experience *wink wink*). This man hungrily tucks into his honey on toast without giving the bread crumbs he’s left in the tub a second thought.

But that’s not what the bread crumbs do… oh no…

Kindly relocated by this man’s knife, they find themselves in candy land. They’re FREE! They ‘live hard, die fast’ in their new home and before you know it, they’ve transitioned from bread crumbs into furry blue infestations in your lovely butter tub.

Oops!

So, is jar packaging bad for skincare? Yup it is, and this is the first reason why… you gotta put something in the tub to get that stuff out. Usually it’s our hands! Ever seen those ‘hand-washing’ drives they do on TV? Someone gets asked to wash their hands ‘normally’ (‘n of course they do it extra special ‘cus they are obviously testing us ‘eh!). Then there’s a special bacteria revealing light that reveals even though we washed extra special, there’s still a load of bacteria on our hands.. say whaaat!

When you invest in skincare, you wanna know that it's doing something 'eh! That is works, that it's going to love your skin and do no wrong by it! FULL STOP... but what if it's in a jar? Does it make your skincare dangerous? Does it make your skincare go 'off'? Is jar packaging bad for your skincare? Here is what you need to know http://wp.me/p6LuQS-w9

So even if we washed our hands before scooping out some of that face cream, we are still ‘relocating’ some bacteria from our skin into that pot.

PRO TIP: This is something to be EVEN more careful about if you’re using skincare aimed at sensitive skin or as being a natural product. Usually these guys use MUCH milder preservatives, which means they are less good at killing off bacteria and staying preserved and healthy for your skin.

IS JAR PACKAGING BAD FOR SKINCARE? SCENARIO 2…

If you left a plate full of chocolates and candies out or your favourite snack-y treat, it’s not going to last long ‘eh (especially if you invited me around your house *wink wink*). It’s gonna get eaten fast! It’s just too yummy to resist.

Nom, nom, yumyum…

This is what happens when you lift the top off your skincare products. There are a lot of ‘skin loving ingredients’ that also get loved up by light, air and heat. One of the ingredients you’ll find in your skincare MOST likely to be eaten up by something other than your skin are anti-oxidants.

When you invest in skincare, you wanna know that it's doing something 'eh! That is works, that it's going to love your skin and do no wrong by it! FULL STOP... but what if it's in a jar? Does it make your skincare dangerous? Does it make your skincare go 'off'? Is jar packaging bad for your skincare? Here is what you need to know http://wp.me/p6LuQS-w9

Antioxidants are ingredients that help your skin to stop aging and make it MORE resilient to the effects of any environmental ‘stressors’ like the sun. They sound good ‘eh. An ingredient you’d wanna make sure got onto your skin.

[Ingredients like vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin C, co-enzyme Q10 are all skincare anti-oxidants]

These guys are so active [they have so much love to give, they can’t ‘hold it all in’] they start ‘doing their thing’ in the jar. Show them some light and air and it’s like ‘switching the light on’ and waking them up. Every time you take the lid off, you wake them up again, and a little more gets ‘used’ up before it gets onto your skin.

THE BOTTOM LINE: If you want to get the most out of your skincare and especially if it’s a product aimed at anti-aging, always choose the one in the pumpable-bottle. It’s going to ‘keep safe’ all those skincare ingredients that have a lot to give your skin.

IF JAR PACKAGING IS BAD FOR SKINCARE THEN WHY IS IT IN A JAR?

Good Question my friend! It makes no sense ‘eh. If jar packaging is bad for skincare then why the heck would it be in a jar in the first place? That is just silly isn’t it? There’s 2 main reasons, and you might be surprised by ’em.

  1. It looks pretty. Yup, it is that simple, it looks pretty, it’s different AND maybe even more premium looking. All of that might also help persuade you to pay a bit more for it.
  2. It’s hard to squeeze outta a tube, and it’s not pumpable. If it’s not the first reason, then this will be why. Usually this happens for skincare like face masks that are heavily clay based [it makes them super thick] or for one of my favourite spot saving solutions – Sudocrem, it’s more like a ‘paste’, but even Sudocrem have recently brought out this trusty tube version. #HappyDays

So what should you do if your reading this and you’re like ‘damn, I use a cream in a jar’… first have a look at the range, do they do a similar cream in a pump bottle? That’s a quick win for you my friend. If you use your cream ‘super quick’ [~1 month] then your cream will suffer less, but if your fav cream in a jar lasts you a ‘dang long time’ then ditch it and switch in a pump-able newbie with similar ingredients.


Did you know why jar packaging can be bad for your skincare?