Cosmetic glass bottles such as our Mallaig range are a great example of how a premium material can form a stunning pack, with great shelf presence, that doesn't disappoint when the customer picks it up!Browse
The other, and slightly more technical, reason glass is often a preferred choice is its safety. When you're using a variety of ingredients, there are some materials which can react with the natural essences or chemical compositions. The inert property of glass makes it a popular choice for many formulations containing essential oils - among many other things!
And speaking of sensitive formulations - many natural formulas are affected by UV rays - which is where amber glass comes into its own. Amber glass naturally cuts out over 90% of harmful UV rays.
Glass is infinitely recyclable. This does lead to it being seen as environmentally friendly - because sure, you can recycle other materials too, but plastics for example, can become of leser quality each time they are recycled. Glass can be returned to its original state with no loss of quality. This is true closed-loop recycling, where a product is made, used, recycled and re-formed into the same (or similar) item again. For all you know, your glass jar of day cream may one day return to you as a little glass lip balm jar!
Recycled content is common in glass - using recycled content drastically reduces the amount of energy needed for manufacture. For example, our ointment jars contain 30-45% post-consumer recycled content collected from the marketplace, plus further post-industrial material - waste glass from the internal manufacturing processes.
It's also made from naturally-occurring materials that are abundant in nature, with no further chemicals layers needed to complete it - so the impact on natural resources is very low from the raw ingredients perspective.
Sounds like glass is your material of choice? Then here are some quick links for you to browse a few specific ranges more closely...