A cosmetic jar, often called a cosmetic case, is a clear plastic container in which to keep cosmetic products like lotions, gels, lipsticks, and other cosmetics items. It is used to protect cosmetic products from damaging heat, moisture, or light. It is also important to keep cosmetic products out of the reach of children. The shape of the jar, as well as its content and design, can make it very attractive.
Cosmetic jars come in different colors and sizes. There are clear glass jars that can be custom-made, with engraved names, for individual use. There are also jars made of plastic, or with glass inserts that come in several colors and sizes. One common type is the "flipped lid" jar, which is designed to have one side of the jar open while the other is closed. Some types of these jars are shaped like an upside down heart, which makes it easy to see the contents.
Cosmetic jars may be purchased in stores for personal use. They may also be purchased online. Online stores often carry a wider variety than a local store, and offer discounts on bulk purchases. Online stores also allow customers to customize their cosmetic jars by choosing a lid with a special shape, color, or logo. Online stores that specialize in cosmetics often carry jars with personalized designs that incorporate the name of the purchaser. Online stores often stock the widest variety of jars available, so that they can be quickly ordered if necessary.