2016年6月29日 Update

Cosmetics expire like food! Here are the tips to keep the expiration date of cosmetic products.

Are you still using the makeup products you bought years ago? It might not be good on your skin, because cosmetics expire just like food. Let’s check the each item’s shelf life.

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Do you know that cosmetic products expire?

The shelf life, or expiration date, of a cosmetic or personal care product is the period during which the manufacturer has determined a product to be best suited for use.
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This symbol means the product is safe to use for 12 months after opening.

What happens if cosmetic products expire?

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They're going to dry out, get clumpy and not apply as smoothly. That's true for everything from mascara to lipstick and foundation.

What happens if you use expired cosmetic products?

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All of the molecules in these products can break down into something else, and you can have a reaction to it
Your expired makeup can also start to harbor bacteria. When it comes to your skin, this can mean irritation and bumps that look like acne. And when it comes to your eyes, this bacteria buildup can actually cause infections and pink eye

Shelf life for each item

Foundation

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Foundation should be used within 6 months to 1 year
Six months for liquids; two years for powders

Mascara

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