If you walk down the pharmacy or chemist aisle, you will find any number of products sold in cream form, especially body and face creams. You may also notice that these creams come in a variety of containers, which are typically jars or tubes. While people usually know what brands they like, they may not reflect as much on the packaging their creams are sold in. Read on to discover some of the different characteristics of jars and tubes for packaging creams.

Cream that comes in a jar may be considered more of a premium item, due to its container. A jar–in most cases–has a more luxurious appearance than a tube. One of the reasons for this is that we typically identify jars with glass, and glass always adds value with its inherent elegance. In other words, the jars will look great when displayed on vanities and make-up tables.

Measuring how much product remains is also something that is more easily done with a jar, as you only need to open the top, or, if it is transparent glass, peer into the container to see how much is left. All that said, glass also suffers from being fragile, and so not always ideal for transport. That’s where plastic tubes come in to take center stage.

Creams that come in tubes are highly convenient. Because plastic is durable, transport in a purse or travel pouch is easy and safe. Moreover, plastic tubes will be lighter in weight than a glass jar, making them great travel companions.

Tubes have the added benefit in that they make the product easy to dispense. The orifice controls the amount of cream that flows from the tube, giving the consumer greater control over how much of the product they are using. When it comes to things like creams, this is important, as nobody wants overly slick or greasy skin from too much cream.

Jars and tubes both have obvious advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, it is up to the consumer to decide which is right for them. To decide which is right for you, stop by our webshop and have a look at our wide portfolio of jars and tubes for creams.