Anyone like me with arthritic fingers will have problems using tubes of this and that. There are some implements to help but they don’t work all that well. I have found that accessing some items that are not prone to dry out can be much simplified. Currently I am using heel balm and I just cut the bottom off the tube and empty it into a suitable jar (vaseline jars are good). So much easier to just dip a finger into it.
One of the reasons the manufacturers use tubes is because you can’t see how little product is really in the big tube!!