How Long Does Unopened Skin Care Products Last?
There is a small symbol on the packaging of skin care products that shows the expiration date. This symbol is typically an empty jar with a number in the center of the lid. This number represents the number of months you can use the product.
After that, you should throw it out as the product may no longer be effective and could potentially cause your skin to become damaged. You should also avoid using skin care products that are past their expiration date.
Most skin care products have expiration dates but this doesn’t mean they turn to pumpkins or fall apart. They are designed to be used within a year which is the recommended time frame. However, the shelf life of beauty products depends on their packaging and how well they were stored.
You need to pay special attention to the expiration date. The FDA allows people to use skincare products after their expiration dates. The guidelines for repurposing products are very strict.
What can you do to tell if your skincare products are expired?
You can identify when a skincare product is out of date in a variety of ways. As long as the product works for you, there is no wrong or right. Experts recommend that natural products be kept in the refrigerator for a longer life expectancy.
What does cosmetic expiration date mean?
Mascara wins for having the longest shelf life. You should throw yours out every two to four months, depending on how often you use it, which is acceptable. Tasha Reiko Brown, an exclusive artist management makeup artist said that dry and clumped mascara has reached its end of life.
Eyeliner is a product that can be used for longer periods than mascara. It will usually last for three to below 7 months if it is liquid. If it’s a pencil it can last below seven to twelve months.
According to Lydia Sellers (makeup and hair artist), a good rule is to avoid smells and dryness. It is important to get rid of your eyeliner when it becomes hard. Kelly Dobos stated that the types of formulations are constantly changing. The consumer must follow the PAO (period after opening) on their product packaging.
According to Sunnie Brook, hairstylist, and part of Tomlinson Management Group, it could be due to the ingredients in shampoos, conditioners, or styling products. The average hair product lasts one to two years.