Many people, especially women, are very concerned about their skin’s appearance and they have a very specific regimen for how to clean and care for their faces. These regimens can be very individualized as all of our faces have different requirements whether due to our genetics, diet and environment we live in.
The Sonatap founder recognized this and wanted to create a single dispenser that would have cartridges that could be filled with a person’s unique regimen’s content. This more convenient device would do away with all the disparate containers and put them in one hand held device. The cap contains make-up removing wipes. This product would be perfect for traveling.
Our solution was to use pie shaped airless containers. These dispenser/containers are common in the cosmetic industry and refillable. The ergonomic problem becomes the greater the number of containers, the greater the diameter.
The very tight mechanical constraints had us start the design process by directly modeling the individual components and then configuring them. We had to balance using an existing pump geometry with the minimal viable container volume with the maximum number of vials. Our client wanted as many vials per device as possible. Again, too many vials and the product is un-holdable due to its large diameter. Creating a new pump geometry was out of the question given the development costs and minimum order quantities required to get the pump guts at reasonable price
Our Revolver concept narrowed the diameter and used a greater diameter for the orbiting mechanism. This allows the user to spin the dispensing orifice around the indexed containers. Clear housings for the individual containers can make identification of each fluid that much easier