A Stark unboxing is very, very minimal. Boring, maybe, but we're proud of it! Ecommerce marketing materials can quickly become excessive, so we opt for plain cardboard boxes meant to be reused, a little kraft paper, no product boxes, inserts, stickers, samples or excess material. In fact, you're meant to visit our site again to reference the ingredients in your new Stark product, how to use, and for tricks and tips.
Our small glass bottles use "orifice reducers" instead of pipette droppers. This drastically cuts down on materials used (a small bit of PET plastic as opposed to plastic, glass and rubber), keeps excess oxygen from entering the bottles and prevents spills. Also, many people tend to overuse oils, especially on their face, and this method easily allows the dispensing of just 2-3 drops, which is enough for most people.
Our larger bottles are in PET plastic. Although not the "perfect material", these bottles are easy to reuse or recycle (the mist bottles are really great to reuse in particular!), are lighter and easier to ship, and will not break on your tile floor or in the bathtub! They are convenient for travel, too.
We wrap our products in plain kraft paper. This reduces cost of our products significantly (ever price out custom made packing material like cosmetic boxes? It's... exorbitant to say the least.). It also reduces waste, as printing errors, change in ingredients or suddenly discontinued products are a reality of the business, leading to warehouses, basements and sheds of many founders being packed with materials no longer needed. (Trust me on this one!)
Flashy first impression? Not really. But you're too clever to be fooled by that stuff anyhow.