Complete Makeup & Cosmetics Shelf Life Guide with Expiration Chart
Which girl doesn’t have a box full of makeup on her dressing table? Whether it’s just a simple lipstick or a professional makeup kit, every girl likes to devour and relish the magic of applying a hint of color on her lips and blusher on her cheeks.
But your quintessential list of beauty products does not end with makeup. There are lotions, shampoo, perfume, face wash, face cream, scrubbers, and many more. You may be using these products on a daily basis although some may be well past their normal time span. Once their seal gets broken, constant exposure to heat, humidity, and air can break them down. Their quality might even degrade over time in spite of being in sealed form.
But the million-dollar question arises – How will you know if your beauty kit is near its expiry date? To help you out, here are some pointers:
List of Cosmetic Products Expires within 6 to 2 Months
- Liquid eyeliner
- Eye cream
- Face wash
The maximum life span of these products is 6 to 12 months. After this, such products lose their effectiveness and can sometimes result in skin irritation. The face is the most sensitive part of our body. So applying and using anything that may have gone beyond its expiry, can result in allergies and rashes. Moreover, they can cause clogged pores, which is unhealthy for our facial skin.
List of Cosmetic Products Expires within 1 to 1.5 Years
- Lip gloss
- Cream eyeshadow
- Face cream
- Shower gel
- Eyebrow gel
These products generally start carrying different kinds of bacteria. So don’t ignore the expiry date as it may become dangerous for your health. Keep the products away from sunlight as they lose their effectiveness when exposed.
List of Cosmetic Products Expires within 2 Years
- Eye pencil
- Lip liner
- Nail polish
- Powder eyeshadow
- Body lotion
- Body scrub
Most of the powder-based cosmetics like eyeshade and eyeliners and lip liners lose their effectiveness with time. They start to crumble. Lotions and scrub cause irritations on your skin as they are prone to bacteria growth. Don’t forget to clean the sponge frequently to prolong the lifespan of your powder.
List of Cosmetic Products Expires within 3 Years
- Shampoo and conditioners
- Body lotions in a bottle
Dermatologically proven, these products last the longest, but that doesn’t mean that these products will stay forever. The alcohol in perfume allows it to lasts longer. But using old perfumes can cause skin irritations. Proper storage of these products will ensure a longer lifespan. Try to keep them in closed containers in a cool environment away from sunlight.
Tip: Just to make sure that you are using beauty products that won’t harm you or your skin, never share your products with anyone.