Neutragena Complaint - Product Packaging Disaster

Review by Mystique on 2010-10-10
The product packaging for the multiple items of the Neutragena Sunblock spf 70 purchased at COSTCO is ecologically irresponsible and is almost physically impossible to open. One Swedish-engineered scissors (nearly broken in the attempt) and a serrated knirfe finally extracated the product from its packaging...none of which is recyclable. I can completely debone a duck in a shorter, less physically imperilling amount of time. I will no longer purchase this product and am immediately switching over to Aveeno.
Comments:12 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-10-11
Posted by raven2010 on 2010-10-10:
I agree with the OP.

My manager and I spent 5-7 minutes extracting a basic flash drive from it's plastic fortress Friday.

Tools used: Scissors, BIG scissors, box cutter, razor blade thingy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
When purchasing packaged items from Costco, one should also purchase a blowtorch. Knowledge in the area of explosives would also come in handy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
Some of the packaging they use on products these days positively enrages me. I bought this little cheap gadget and I keep it close by. Worth its weight in gold.


Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
Thanks, incred, for that info. Some of the packages are time consuming and difficult to open for sure! If I really like a product though, I bite the bullet and keep on purchasing it though. They really do need to get some consumer friendly packaging--not to mention less of it.

I used to think they did this to discourage people from lifting products, but it doesn't seem like there would be too many people shoplifting at Costco, although I could be wrong.
Posted by MRM on 2010-10-10:
Its called blister package for a reason.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
BTW that sunblock isn't the best. I hope it works for you after all that trouble. I wore it on a trip to the Dominican Republic and I got kind of crispy. My sis did not have any trouble with whatever brand she used.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
incred, I find that when you're in a hot climate, you really need to reapply sunblock often, especially if you're fair. Also, it works much better if you first apply it indoors and let it soak in for about 1/2 an hour.

I personally like Banana Boat Sport (several different spf's) as it stays on for hours, even in the water, and it doesn't sweat off. It's in an orange tube.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
I hate that hard plastic that most electronics come in these days. I cut my finger trying to rip apart the packaging to open it up.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
Banana Boat!! That's what my sis used and she didn't burn up like I did.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
There you go, incred. That's the stuff.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-11:
I agree with everyone about packaging. This has been my pet peeve for years. Toys can be the worst, especially when the child is waiting for you to open it. I've cut myself many times on either the packaging itself or the knife/scissors. Since we have so many laws anyway, there should be one that forces manufacturers to provide a safe way to open packaging. It's only fair.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-11:
That gadget looks interesting, incrediblelee. If I can't find it in a store, I might order one from Amazon.

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