With make-up cosmetics, it is always better to be safe than sorry!
All cosmetics have a shelf-life, including make-up cosmetics. Products should not be used beyond that so that you do not expose yourself to contamination and infection. This is certainly more important for make-up cosmetics for the eyes. Going past shelf-life date can affect the stability of the product. Although our Ayurvedic skin and hair care cosmetics have a shelf life of 3 years from the date of manufacture, our make-up cosmetics have a shelf life of 2 years. However, some make-up cosmetics have an even shorter shelf life.
In general, in the market, you make find that many make-up items may not carry an expiry date, so it’s all the more necessary to have an idea when it is time to change your make-up. Cosmetics are not only exposed to dust but also mix with the natural oils of the skin through their applicators. This can affect the stability of the product. The way you store your cosmetics, including make-up items, is also important because it can also affect the shelf-life. A good way of knowing that a make-up item is past its expiry date is by the look and smell of the product. If a lipstick smells rancid, it means that the oils may have separated. If your mascara is dry or too sticky, it means it’s time to get another one. It’s always better to practice strict rules of hygiene, not just with cosmetics, but also with applicators.
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