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Sample Size Cosmetic and Personal Care Packaging

When choosing a new personal care or cosmetic product, many consumers are often hesitant to purchase full-sized versions as they are uncertain how their body will react to the product formulation and whether the result is worth the price. Sample-sized products are an excellent way to break through this barrier as they allow prospective customers to try out a product before investing in a larger quantity.

However, samples are only as effective as their packaging; the more appealing the packaging, the more likely a consumer will pick up the sample. High quality sample packaging protects the product, allowing the customer to experience its fragrance, texture, flavor, and effectiveness exactly as intended.

At Elis Packaging Solutions, we offer turnkey personal care and cosmetic sample packaging solutions. Our services are fully customizable; whether you only need high quality printing services or a full-service production, we can develop the ideal solution for your single-serve packaging and sample needs.

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Personal Care and Cosmetic Sample Packaging Solutions

Single-use and sample-size cosmetic or personal care products typically come in pouches, sachets, or packets. In most cases, these packaging options start as a roll of flexible laminate made from foil, polymer, or some combination of the two materials. The choice of film depends on the product’s characteristics, such as moisture and volatility, which may necessitate the addition of sealant or tie layers within the product packaging.

Some examples of personal care or cosmetic products typically found in sample sizes include:

  • Anti-aging treatments
  • Body butters, creams, and lotions
  • Chemical exfoliators
  • Conditioners
  • Hair gels
  • Lip salves
  • Masks
  • Moisturizers
  • Ointments
  • Shampoos
  • Shower gels
  • Soaps
  • Sunscreens
  • Tanning lotions

Considerations for Sample Packaging

In addition to taking into account the internal contents of a sample package, another important consideration is package labeling. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides standards that describe the type of information that can and cannot appear on the external packaging labels and how they should be written, printed, or graphically displayed.

At Elis, we can connect you with experts who specialize in making sure your product is compliant with FDA and other industry standards.

Benefits of Sample Packaging 

As a marketing technique, sample packaging boasts many benefits, including:

Better customer engagement and conversion. Samples allow consumers to test products before investing in a full-size version. In doing so, they generate interest and encourage interaction with the product, increasing the likelihood of a consumer buying it in the future.

Greater convenience and versatility. Sample packets are conveniently sized, easy to use, and versatile. They allow companies to market their products in retail stores, subscription boxes, and magazines, opening diverse avenues for product promotion.

Partnering With Elis

As a turnkey service provider, we can work with customers from the initial stages of packaging design through to the delivery of a complete solution. This close relationship allows us to gain a nuanced understanding of their specifications that guides our choices throughout the entire production process.

By partnering with us, customers never experience the risks of employing multiple suppliers, such as miscommunication or shipping delays. Instead, they get the convenience and consistency of working with a single provider who is fully committed to their product’s success.

Contact Us Today for Turnkey Sample Packaging Solutions

Many manufacturers offer flexible film packaging for product samples, but none can match the experience and dedication we provide. At Elis, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics or functionality to shrink your product down into a sample.

Our expert staff has the skills and knowledge necessary to provide a creative and affordable packaging solution that meets your needs. Before you begin a custom sample campaign, get in touch with our team.