That moment of frustration & dispare, when your beloved aluminium tube filled with skin care goodness springs a dreaded leak(or few) and like a credit card on Cyber Friday, the damage can't be undone.
We've all be there... but thankfully with a few habit tweaks - it can be avoided.
The beautifully soft and malleable nature of aluminium tubes, means they need to be cared for differently to their plastic counterparts. Think of it like changing from plastic Tupperware to glass.
Other than looking good, glass is a wonderfully sustainable, healthy alternative with many upsides. But it too is delicate and requires different care habits vs its plastic alternatives. You can no longer throw it back into its drawer, you’ve got to stack and place it gently. And if you're putting it into a bag, you've got to be that little bit more careful when carrying it around, because if you accidently drop it or bump it - it will break.
Here are some tips on how to keep aluminium tubes in their best shape:
1. Use a tube key
The tube key is probably the number one way of ensuring your beloved Airday tube doesn't spint a leak as they're an easy to use option to keep your tube intact - plus they maximise getting that dreamy goodness from inside all out.
2. Squeeze from the end to the tip :)
Other than the fact that people who squeeze from the middle of the tube should be banished to the end of the earth (jokes) .....squeezing the tube evenly and then as much as you can squeezing from the end, will help provide an even distribution and will help to limit the folding/bending of the aluminium tube as ultimately, this is why it will split.
By squeezing evenly, it will also help maximise what you get out of the tube whilst ensuring you don’t get a blow out.
3. Store in a small cosmetic bag
Unlike a plastic tube, you can’t just toss an alu tube into your handbag or beach tote, because despite its hard exterior, your tube is delicate and with all the other things already in our bags, it’s going to be subject to more beatings than an omlette bar – this & repetetive bending in one spot, all result in the dreaded tube splits.
So protect your tube by storing (& transporting) it within a smaller, soft cosmetic bags, like our Mini or Maxi Neoprene Pouches.
4. Use containers to store your tubes upright
Other than the fact that perfectly arranged cosmetic shelves make our OCD hearts sing, storing your tubes standing upright (vs thrown in a drawer) will not only save space, but it will help to minimise unnecessary wear & tear all whilst looking pretty darn schmick on your shelves.
Whilst we recognise it does take a little more effort to change your care & use habits, keeping your aluminium tubes in tip-top shape is possible and well worth the return, because not only are they a great sustainable option that protect the product inside, they look beautiful too.
Thank you for coming on this journey with us to help create those little changes to reduce single use waste.