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Do cosmetics expire?

Many believe that perfumes and cosmetics do not have an expiration date. This is entirely uncertain . Most perfumery products last for one year . Since its essences become very heavy and end up oxidizing. Fragrances change even if they remain closed.

A few years ago, cosmetic manufacturers reached a consensus and decided to insert a common logo on all personal hygiene products, perfumes ... These are two cylinders that simulate an open cream bottle with the characters 12M or 6M. Where "M" represents "months" and the figure equals the time the product can remain open, once you open it for the first time.

Face creams last between 6 and 12 months. In general, those that are applied directly last longer than those that need to be applied with your fingers or a spatula.

Makeups expire after one year. To achieve maximum performance it is necessary to keep the application sponges or spatulas clean.

Sun creams and self-tanners expire after 6 or 12 months , depending on the protection filter. A protection factor of 50 expires before one of 10. As for self-tanners, when the molecule responsible for coloring, dihydroxyacetone (DHA) comes into contact with air, the cream oxidizes.

Masks for eyelashes and eye contours: between 6 and 12 months . Its preservatives are less aggressive than makeup since the area of application is more sensitive. However, most lipsticks do not have an expiration date.

Cleansers and facial toners expire in 6 and 12 months. In the case of tonics with alcohol, its duration may be longer because it acts as a preservative.

Bath lines last between a year and a year and a half. Deodorants do not last more than a year. We usually finish them earlier. But still good to know. And it does not matter if it is in stick, roll on or spray format.

Remember! To keep the perfumes for a longer time, store the fragrances in a cool, dark place, protected from the sun's rays .

And don't even think about putting it in the fridge! They will end up acquiring the smells of food. When a perfume runs out, leave the bottle in the closet or in the drawers of the clothes. There are always some drops that leave a slight aroma of your most precious perfumes.

We encourage you to review your products and renew if they are already expired!
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