Expiry date on cosmetic?
Most of women are using makeup products everyday. But most of them do not aware that the cosmetics have expiry date on makeup products just like dairy products. If you drink spoiled milk, you'll get stomachache and similarly, using expired makeup product will cause skin irritations.
Germs are easily spread to makeup products, so if you use expired products, germs will transfer to your skin and possibly cause breakouts.
If you are suffering from unknown skin problems, it's necessary to check the expiry dates of your cosmetics. The first step of making clear skin is to follow recommended usage period of cosmetics.
Find Out Expiry Date.
How to check expiry date?
Unopened cosmetics last about 2 to 3 years. But, once you opened the product, it only lasts for short time. Cosmetic bottles/cases/containers are labeled with many codes and some of them indicates manufactured or expiry dates.
The problem here is that most of people aren't so familiar with this codes. Therefore they easily misread them. This chapter will teach the proper way to read manufactured and expiry dates from containers.
Some products have 'Manufactured Date' labeled by the numbers while most of the products show them in batch codes (special codes made by companies to indicate manufactured date).
The manufactured date are often labeled like this '20110101', so anyone can understand it.
Sometimes, code like "LOT102910" easily misunderstood as manufactured date but it's irrelevant to that therefore it should be ignored.
Manufactured date is also indicated as M, MFG, MED or PROD. The numbers come after any of these represent manufactured date. Since we know how to read manufactured date, it makes it possible to calculate expiry date as well. Expiry date vary by product types therefore it should be carefully calculated.
Unopened Product Expiry Date Calculation
Manufactured Date + 2 Years
Lipstick, Powder, Eye shadow, Sun Block, BB Cream, Foundation, Concealer, Moisturizer, Lotion.
Manufactured Date + 3 Years
Skin toner, Essence, Cream, Mask, Lip Gloss, Mascara, Eye Pencil, Blusher.
+ 5 Years
Some products have the unopened expiry date already labeled on the container as EXP, BBE, or M. (EXP11/2013)
Open Product Expiry Date Calculation
As soon as you open your product, the expiry date will get shortened. To indicate the expiry date from opened date, most of the products have icons look like this on the containers.
This icon can be read as "it is only good until 3 months after from the date that you opened this product." If you ignore this guidance and use it longer, there is a great possibility that you'll get skin irritations and breakouts.
It is not an easy job to keep track of the expiry date of your cosmetics. However, putting an effort on this will make your skin much healthier and flawless.
Tips. How to keep up with Expiry Date.
- Write down the opened date on the container.
- Do not buy too much to stock it.
- Buy products that are only necessary.
That's all for today topic that I'm sharing with you. I hope this information help you to find out more about the expiry date on your cosmetics :)
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