Lumene first to sell water-based cosmetics in Sulapac packaging

31-Mar-2022

Sulapac jars are made from FSC-certified wood chips from industrial side streams and plant-based materials

<i>Sulapac is being used to package two hero products from Finnish beauty brand Lumene</i>

Sulapac is being used to package two hero products from Finnish beauty brand Lumene

Cosmetics company Lumene has teamed up with fellow Finnish firm, material innovation start-up Sulapac, to pack Lumeme water-based cosmetics in the company’s eco-friendly material.

Following four years of development and testing, Lumene’s hero skin care products Nordic-C [VALO] Glow Reveal moisturiser and Nordic Hydra [LÄHDE] Intense Hydration 24H moisturiser are packaged in a jar made entirely of industrially compostable material that is manufactured sustainably.

“Up until now, the main challenge of using bio-based material in jars has been the fast evaporation of moisture, which is why it hasn't been deemed a workable solution for water-based cosmetics,” said Essi Arola, Head of Research and Development, Packaging at Lumene.

“Through this pilot, we are making an investment towards the future of innovation in the cosmetics industry.”

The products will be packaged in Sulapac jars made from FSC-certified (FSC C158142) wood chips from industrial side streams and plant-based materials.

The inner lining of the jar consists of the world’s first barrier technology for cosmetics made of industrially compostable material that protects the sensitive cosmetic product and, in contact with natural microbes, eventually falls apart without leaving traces behind.

“Lumene is an iconic Finnish brand with ambition for international expansion,” Dr Suvi Haimi, CEO and co-founder of Sulapac.

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“Our philosophies of respecting natural resources and a strong science-based approach complement each other very well.”

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