Expert nutritionist and skincare guru Ginger Hodulik Downey, MS, CNS, talks about packaging. Products with packaging that contains a pump must sometimes be primed, pumping it several times, before the product is dispensed. While this can sometimes seem like a packaging defect, in reality this is intentional. Known as an airless pump, this keeps the healthy and natural ingredients fresh and free from bacteria—without the use of harsh chemicals and preservatives.

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