The longevity, efficacy, and ease of use of skincare largely depend on what it sits in. To ensure optimal utilisation of products, a genius form of packaging has begun to penetrate the market.
We’re talking about airless pump bottles — they’re the real game changer! Read on to find out what these are, how to use one, and why we use them at Yours.
What are Airless Pump Bottles?
Unlike the usual dispensers that make use of tubes or straws to pump products out, an airless pump bottle works with a vacuum mechanism.
There are three parts to airless pump bottles:
- The base: There’s a tiny hole in the base, that powers the vacuum effect and make the intake of air possible
- The plate: Inside the bottle, there is a plate (or a disc) of which your skincare product sits on.
- The pump: A vacuum effect is created by the pumping action to extract the product.
With every pumping action, the product that sits on the plate (within the bottle) is pushed upwards by the vacuum effect— air goes into the hole at the bottle’s base, pushing the plate that holds the product, and pushes it upwards.
On First Use: Priming Your Airless Pump Bottle
Like any new cosmetics bottle, you will need to ‘prime’ your airless pump bottle when using it for the first time. Pump slowly for about 10-15 times (“strokes”), which will create the vacuum necessary to dispense the product and essentially activate the vacuum pump system.
Tip: If at any time your dispenser stops working, simply repeat the priming process to reactivate the airless pump system.
Why Switch to an Airless Pump Bottle?
Great question, with a bunch of reasons to do so. Read on:
- Reduced Contamination from the Air
Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals start to break down and deteriorate in the presence of air. The good news? These airless pumps have an auto air-lock nozzle, which keeps your skincare product from coming in contact with air and contaminants unnecessarily, thus reducing product contamination.
- Maintain Product Freshness and Efficacy
An absence of straws and tubes keeps the growth of bacteria at bay, thus maintaining the integrity and efficacy of your skincare.
- Goodbye Preservatives!
Because of reasons 1 & 2, clean, natural skincare products can be stored without the usual chemical preservatives. Enough said.
- Zero Wastage
We’ve all been in a situation where we accidentally pumped out too much lotion, have nowhere to apply it, and eventually waste it. Well, not in the case of airless pumps, where there’s a consistent dosage with every pump. Additionally, with the vacuum system, these pumps are able to extract all product out.
- Environmentally Friendly and at a Lower Cost
Airless pump bottles are refillable and reusable, thus minimising packaging waste and costs to you, the consumer. Yay!
- Pump your Product Out at Any Angle
Never feel like you need to keep your bottle upright to pump the product out, or wait for it to settle after being bounced around in your luggage. Pump your product out at any angle, at any time. You’re set.
How to Fill an Airless Pump Bottle
With all these advantages, you might want to transfer your existing skincare to an airless pump bottle. We approve! 😉
This will require filling it up yourself. While doing so, simply keep 2 things in mind:
- Ensure that the bottle is sterile, clean, and completely dry.
- Try to avoid bubbly fills (empty spaces in the product). You can see to it by gently tapping the bottle as you fill it
All our products are packaged in airless pump bottles, with the only exception being our eye serum that comes in a roll-on applicator packaging, and our new exfoliant pads which come in a twist top tub. Try out some of our airless pump products to see what all the hype is about!