Creams and lotions are common items purchased from pharmacies and cosmetics stores, and their use only increases in the warm summer months as skin maladies like sunburn and irritation increase. Feedback has revealed that creams and lotions – be they skin conditioners or sunscreens – are ideally packed in tubes, and with good reason.

Tubes are ideal containers for creams and lotions for multiple reasons, but foremost because thick substances can be difficult to extract, and a tube allows end users to squeeze the product out in unmessy, accurate portions. Tubes are also lightweight, making them ideal for creams and lotions, as consumers like these products in particular to be portable.


Tubes for such products are typically made from either plastic or aluminum. Each material comes with its own advantages. Aluminum tubes are best at protecting the product from the effects of oxygen, moisture, light, UV rays, water vapor, fatty substances, and microorganisms. This is beneficial, as certain creams are highly expensive and delicate. Plastic, on the other hand, is less expensive, and lightweight. Both are flexible, so breakage isn’t a problem.


Another advantage tubes have is that the cap usually allows the tube to be stood on its head. This makes for easy stocking on store shelves as well as carrying an added benefit for the consumer: the product will naturally accumulate at the cap, where it can be easily squeezed out. Speaking of caps, tubes are versatile and compatible with many different types of caps. To name a few: flip top, disc top, screw on, plus more types of caps can be used. It all depends on the consumers’ needs and what is ideal for the brand and product.

Creams and lotions are part of our everyday skincare life. Their packaging is an important part of how consumers interact with them on store shelves and at home. Plastic and aluminum tubes have proven to be ideal in packing these useful products. Check the All in Packaging site to browse our array of tubes for creams and lotions.