A new trend in the perfumery and cosmetics industry is the use of refills - spare bottles with original filling. This solution corresponds to the concept of responsible luxury: the reusable use of branded products increases the value of goods and allows you to take care of the cleanliness of the environment. Therefore, refills in perfumery and cosmetics are used more and more often.
A refill, or refill, is a spare container with an original perfume or cosmetic composition designed to fill an empty branded bottle. It is made from inexpensive, mostly environmentally friendly materials.
Refill is a special additional container for any type of perfume. Simply put, this is a spare bottle that comes with the main one, released in a simple package with or without a sprayer.
Buying a refill complete with your favorite perfume, you save on the cost of the fragrance, because it can be poured into the main bottle and used for a longer time. It can be taken with you as a travel option if it is equipped with a sprayer, because it has a small size and a sophisticated look.
Its main drawback is the lack of a spray in some brands.
During such use or pouring into a bottle, it can get on the skin and absorb unwanted odors and third-party components.
If you do not pour the spare in time into a container with the main perfume, then its life is significantly reduced, as a result, the cost of using the fragrance will increase.
For the first time, the manufacture of cosmetic refills began in Japan in 1974. This decision was dictated by the consequences of the fuel and energy crisis, which caused a rise in the price of plastic materials. Manufacturers were forced to release refill versions of products in order to cut costs and maintain market positions. However, in the 1990s the request for the use of refils was manifested by the buyers. Spare containers have become more preferable due to the need to sort waste, the desire to maintain a clean environment.
The additional bottle is made of economical materials, which reduces the cost of purchasing a new product. If the original container is empty, it can be refilled with authentic composition using a refill.
Manufacturers design refills according to the concept of ecological design, making them comfortable and safe. Among the many options, the most common are the following types of spare containers:
Bottle with screw cap. Most often there are refills in the form of a regular bottle with a lid. Its contents must be carefully poured into the main bottle. Particularly caring manufacturers supply refills with a small funnel for easy pouring.
When performing this process, it is very important to be extremely careful.
When pouring the contents from such a container, there is a high probability that the product will spill or come into contact with the skin. This may result in a deterioration in the quality of the product. However, there are about 70% refills on the market that have this type of design.
Spray bottle. Thanks to the built-in atomizer, it can be used as a standalone product. It is enough to unscrew the cap of the bottle and you can use it like regular perfumes. This is, of course, the best option. However, its cost will be higher than that of a refill without a dispenser.
Refill constructor. This is a kit that includes a standard bottle with a screw cap and a removable atomizer. The dispenser cap is included.
If necessary, the main cover is removed, and a spray is put on instead. But in this case, the tightness of the bottle is broken, as a result of which the perfume can quickly deteriorate.
If necessary, the dispenser can be independently screwed onto the neck. Sometimes the kit contains a funnel or pipette for transfusion.
Replacement block. Some brands design collapsible bottles with replaceable containers. An empty block can be removed by replacing it with a new refill. A good option for maintaining the tightness of the perfume.
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