The shelf life of cosmetics depends on the period after opening and the freshness date.
Check this logo on the packaging. The product should be used within a certain time
after opening the container, because of oxidation and microbiological factors. The
number on the box is the number of months of shelf-life after opening. If it says 12
months then use it within 12 months of opening. For some products, a shorter shelf-
life is appropriate, for example, Mascara, which is 6 months. After this time, the
product starts to lose its freshness
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Here few good rules to keep in mind. In general all cosmetics dry out, oxidize and
undergo various biochemical changes over time, and this is particularly the case with
natural and organic cosmetics.
Before you buy:
Do not buy cosmetics from display windows exposed to the sun. The packaging
heats up which accelerates aging; color may fade and lose its intensity.
Do not buy cosmetics from a store where the temperature is high; the products
deteriorate more quickly, even though they are still within the freshness date.
Keep cosmetics in a cool, dry place. Heat and moisture damage cosmetics.
Use clean hands, brushes, and spatulas. Bacteria transferred to the cosmetic
packaging can lead to early spoiling.
Cosmetics exposed to the air can dry out and oxidize. Buy creams in airless pump
dispensers; they guarantee longer freshness because they cannot become
Do not exceed the period of use after opening. Old cosmetics can contain harmful
microbes. The microbes can cause irritation, redness, rashes, and infections.
Use common sense. If your cosmetics smell bad or look unusual, it would be better
not to use it.
You can keep cosmetics fresh for longer by storing them in a cool place.