Airless Packaging: Why is it important?
AIRLESS PACKAGING IS CRUCIAL FOR MEDICAL-GRADE SKINCARE
MOMENT OF TRUTH
Medical grade active ingredients break down in the presence of air and light. Dispensing products from non-airless packaging lets air in, causing these important ingredients to begin deteriorating, becoming less and less effective with each use.
WHAT IS AIRLESS PACKAGING?
The name itself gives a pretty clear indication – it is a sophisticated dispensing system that doesn't allow air or light to contact the product. It is a non-pressurized vacuum dispensing system that utilizes a mechanical pump in a bottle. As you push down on the pump, the disc in the bottle rises to push the product out of the pump.
BENEFITS OF AIRLESS PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY
Preserving active ingredients:
DermExcel airless packaging technology ensures that our complex formulas stay potent and effective until the last drop. It is filled using a unique stabilizing process, which allows for next-to-zero exposure to oxygen.
Airless packaging allows the ingredients to remain active at their highest level of concentration. This is incredibly important for DermExcel as our products contain the highest level of active ingredients making it imperative to use airless packaging.
By using airless packaging, DermExcel provides a high-end product with the highest level of active ingredients that are effective to the last drop.
The FDA has specifically named poor protective packaging and contamination as key factors in promoting bacterial growth in cosmetics.
Reliable dispensing and no product waste:
Airless packaging does not waste product. Airless packaging is leakproof and uses a disc system to dispense products. The disc that pushes the product up from the bottom has an airtight seal along the edges, scraping every last bit of product up along the way. The user is able to fully dispense a product, down to the last drop.
In addition to giving the product longer shelf life, airless packaging is the most sterile packaging on the market. Airless packaging seals the product in an airtight chamber, unable to be contaminated. A measured dose of the product is automatically dispensed per pump.
Bacterial, fungi, and yeast growth in skincare products can pose health dangers. Repeatedly exposing your skincare products to contaminants in the air and exposure to light, opens the door to the growth of unwanted organisms.
Keep formula stable:
Protection from air and light helps to keep skin care products stable. Light, air, heat, and other environmental variables can cause emulsification to break down over time, impacting the usability of the product.
Airless pump bottles are double-walled, so products are protected from temperature, humidity, and sunlight that can cause the product to break down and negatively affect the efficacy. This results in a safer, healthier, and more effective skincare product that delivers the clinical results users desire.
DermExcel airless packaging technology protects the efficacy of our ingredients while making dispensing easier and more reliable.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR AIRLESS PACKAGING
Airless Packaging Components
The base: There's a tiny hole in the bottom, which powers the vacuum effect and makes the intake of air possible.
The plate: Inside the bottle is a plate or a disc, where the beauty product sits.
The pump: A vacuum effect is created by the pumping action to extract the product.
Please note that there is not supposed to be a "straw" in the packaging.
Using your product for the first time:
When you first receive your airless pump bottle, pump the top a few times and your product should start dispensing normally. Since our bottles do not contain a straw it's important to note that a few empty pumps at the beginning are completely normal - some bottles may take up to 10-30 pumps if they have been sitting for a while. If you’re not getting any product after 10 pumps, we recommend priming the pump (see below).
- Make sure the pump is connected tightly to the bottle.
- Tap the bottle’s base on a hard surface three or four times.
- Turn the bottle upside-down and slowly pump the dispenser about 15 times.
- Repeat these steps as needed.
Sometimes the internal disc can get stuck. This is a common occurrence and can be resolved easily by re-priming the packaging (as explained above).
If you ever experience difficulty with your airless pump bottle, do not remove the pump from the bottle. This can damage the airless pumping mechanism and introduce air into the bottle, jeopardizing the product’s purity and potency over time.
Having trouble with your bottle even after priming it?
Contact our customer care team. We are always happy to help.