Face creams and lotions delivery options and tips

Are you wondering if you can send lotions and creams overseas? Eurosender offers a wide range of shipping solutions to accommodate any request: from standard deliveries between individuals to urgent shipments between companies. Get informed on how you can you send a lotion in the mail or how to pack a face cream for delivery. Check the regulations for shipping body lotions and creams internationally before sending them abroad.

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Send face cream and lotions: delivery solutions

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How to ship lotions and creams internationally

Depending on the size and time-sensitivity of your shipment, you can choose the right service to fit your requirements:

Express shipping

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Standard shipping

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Pallet delivery

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Van delivery

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Packaging instructions for shipping lotions, creams and moisturisers

Although courier providers do not recommend shipping liquids, many people still decide to mail lotions and creams daily. Careful packaging protects your shipment from damages and helps to avoid leakages during transit:

  1. Make sure that your products are sealed and secure the lid with tape.
  2. Ship the lotion or cream in their original packaging.
  3. Place the lotion in a leak-proof bag.
  4. Wrap each item in a bubble wrap or foil, securing it with adhesive tape.
  5. Place the items in a box and add enough cushioning materials.
  6. Close and seal the box with tape and mark it as “fragile” when sending glass bottles.

How to prepare lotions and creams for delivery on a pallet?

For businesses using the pallet delivery service, we suggest following the steps below:

  • Place some liner paper on the pallet and all your boxes or packs of lotions or creams on it.
  • Add liner paper directly between each layer, to decrease friction and spread the weight evenly.
  • Fix the shipment to the pallet with straps and secure it with stretch foil or bubble wrap.


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FAQs on shipping body lotions and creams internationally

Is lotion considered a liquid in logistics? Are lotions and creams the same thing?

Yes, liquids include toiletries such as shaving or after-shave creams, hand or face creams, body lotions and moisturisers. Therefore, even if lotions and creams are products with different consistencies, they are both considered as liquids and, hence, delicate items to ship by mail or courier.

Can you send lotion in the mail internationally?
Depending on the courier company and pickup and destination countries, shipping up to 1L of liquids (which do not contain alcohol) may be allowed for individuals. If you wish to send lotions or creams overseas, read our page on how to ship cosmetics for more information.
What is the cheapest way to mail a shaving cream or a hand cream as a gift?
Even if creams and lotions may be considered restricted by most couriers, many people still decide to ship them every day at their own risk. When mailing a shaving, hand or face cream within Europe, book the Standard service at the lowest cost. Just insert your preferred route, and get immediate quotes on our booking tool.
Can I bring lotion in carry-on luggage or should I keep it in the checked baggage?
You can take liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on luggage but they must be placed in containers 100 ml in volume or less. Still, it is recommended packaging all of the liquids into your check-in baggage. Alternatively, many people choose to ship their creams, cosmetics and even clothes by courier when traveling and enjoy a stress-free flight.
Does insurance apply when shipping body lotions or creams internationally?
Unfortunately, insurance does not apply for shipping liquids between individuals. However, businesses shipping lotions and creams as freight benefit from CMR insurance and can even purchase one of Eurosender’s additional insurances at a very low rate.

Take into consideration these guidelines when shipping lotions and face creams in Europe or internationally. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restriction. In case you decide to ship lotions and creams, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.