In addition to being something that Container & Packaging Supply stocks; cosmetic containers have been around for a long time. In fact the word cosmetic comes from the Greek word kosmētikos which literally means “skilled in ordering or arranging.” Historians believe that makeup originated in Egypt or Greece. Many of the basic ingredients packaged in cosmetic containers today still use some of the same ingredients used in ancient times. Castor oil was used as a protective balm by Egyptians. The Romans used beeswax, olive oil and rosewater in their skin creams.
In the early 19th century Queen Victoria declared makeup to be “improper, vulgar, and acceptable only for use by actors.” While not exactly an endorsement from her Majesty, (In our opinion she could have really used a bit of eyeliner) by the 20th century the popularity of cosmetics was undeniable.
Today the cosmetics industry is still running strong. And there are a great deal of product types including: skin creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, lip balms, nail polish, eye and facial makeup, hair colorant, hair sprays, hair gels, deodorants, bath oils, bath salts, butters… Whew! I’m outta breath now.
The cosmetics industry is as diverse, and expansive as are your cosmetic container options. The great part is that with the help of CPS, and some basic chemistry, you can start up your own cosmetics empire. Does that sound too good to be true? Well it’s not really; you see I’m going to take you on a cosmic cosmetic journey as we go through the four steps of building a Deodorant Dynasty, an Eyeliner Empire, or a Cosmetics Kingdom! Let’s get started with step 1.