For many product lines I believe this is a vast improvement. When you open a jar of cream, you expose all of the contents to bacteria in the air plus you most likely stick your (possibly not completely sanitary) fingers in the jar to retrieve the cream, which then goes on your face. With airless technology you usually press down on the top of the jar or container and a predetermined amount of cream pops up. You simply wipe it off the jar and onto your face. Kind of nifty unless 1) you prefer tubes (that’s me) and 2) the prearranged amount of product just isn’t right for you.
If Yonka was changing from the use of completely open jars to airless jars I’d be all in favor of it. But this is not the case. One of the things I love (love!) about Yonka products, should I now say loved, is they always came in tubes.
- Tubes can stand on end so all of the cream eventually goes to the top (exit area) and you can get practically every last drop of product*
- Tubes stand up in the medicine cabinet (or wherever you put your skin care products) and take up less room
- And to me, tubes look sleeker and more streamlined than clunky jars that are wide and not as easily held as a tube
My question Why use jars? is rhetorical, really. I get why the Multaler family is going toward airless jars, and I will say it does make sense when it comes to being innovative and searching for the newest technology, but I still don’t like it. As far as being forward thinking and on the leading edge, these airless jars are there. Still and all—I prefer tubes. I like dolling out the amount of product I want vs. being given a prearranged amount that comes when you press the jar. Maybe I want just a little bit more—or a little less. You can’t do that with the newfangled jars.
As far as getting all the cream out of the jar, I’ll have to get back to you on that. I haven’t yet finished a Yonka cream in an airless, self-dispensing jar—but I will and I’ll let you know how much product is left, ungettable, in the (presumably) bottom of the jar. Perhaps I’ll be pleasantly surprised on that level at least and will find that all of the cream was pumped out till the bitter end. Time will tell. Until then, I can only hope that all of the “old” creams in the Yonka line remain in tube—forever!
Yonka products (so far) in airless jars:
For more information, see:
- Get every last drop of your creams with a tube wringer! *OK, above I did say that tubes make it easier to get all the cream out—and as you will read in this article, that isn’t altogether true. But with a tube wringer you actually can get all out of the tube!
- My review of Paula Begoun’s review of Yonka-Paris skin care products
- Why are Yonka essential oil products in plastic? (they aren’t tho) (upcoming)