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putting cream from pump into jar

I have this stretch mark cream that comes in those tubes that have a lid and you squeeze out the cream. I was wondering if I transfer this cream to a jar- will I waste a lot of it from the tube? what kind of jar will stay good for a while? is it hygenic? I have many opened bottles of these tubes, and some closed, can I put them altogether?

 

The thing is I am currently working out and I have many stretch marks. I work out/shower random hours. I am supposed to use this cream twice a day. I started using it after showering and before moisturizing my body but having to squeeze the tube and go back and forth felt so time consuming (like I said I have a lot of stretch marks!). I got lazy and haven't used the cream since four months ago when I first bought it. I just think a jar would be easier to go about.

 

If you're concerned about the hygenics of using a jar, ma...

If you're concerned about the hygenics of using a jar, maybe you could consider putting the product into a pump bottle--something like this?

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P303346&categoryId=B70

 

I love airless pumps--you don't waste as much product as with the squeeze tubes, but it's still more hygenic than a jar because your fingers don't touch the product.

However, I don't think Sephora sells them separately, but you may be able to find one with other retailers.

 

Another great idea would be to always use clean spatulas when handling the product from the jar. Smiley Happy

Re: If you're concerned about the hygenics of using a jar, ma...

hi viennalen - using a spatula for products in a jar is an excellent suggestion, I definetely have a thing about that. I think my products stay fresh longer, you don't really realize the contaminants introduced by using your fingers. Good call. I have tons of spatulas, every time I purchase Philosophy Oxygen Peel there is a spatula & little container in the kit, nice little bonus, they really come in handy. I just got a couple of airless pumps, they came in a kit I purchased here at Sephora, haven't tried them yet but sounded like a good option. Thanks.

Hi curvygirli - hate tubes for that very reason. :smileym...

Hi curvygirli - hate tubes for that very reason. Smiley Mad

 

 It's okay, I have a way of exacting revenge on those evil, annoying tubes. Squeeze out what you can, than get out your clean scissors (wipe down with alcohol) and it's off with their heads!!! (yikes!!  Who's evil now??) Chop off the end and then just use a butter knife or spatula or something and get out what's left inside. Works for me. Let me know if this helps you. It's almost therapeutic.

Re: Hi curvygirli - hate tubes for that very reason. :smileym...

ahh brilliant! thank you!

You will probably waste product but it's worth it if ur g...

You will probably waste product but it's worth it if ur going to use it and get rid of ur stretch marks, don't u agree?
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