How to check make up and skin care expiry date

There are a couple of factors you need to consider when checking your make up expiry date.

  • General standard
  • Period after opening
  • Production date

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General Standard 

First of all, as I’m sure you all know, there is the standard expiration date according to which type of product or category it falls into.

Mascara — 3 months.
Liquid Foundation and Concealer — 6 to 12 months.
Cream Blush and Eyeshadow — 6 to 12 months.
Powder Blush and Eyeshadow — 1 year.
Eyeliner and Lipliner Pencils — Up to 2 years.
Liquid Eyeliner — 6 months or less.
Lipstick — 1 year.
Moisturisers and Skin Care — 1 to 2 years.

The above suggestions is from The Best Health Mag.

However, the above recommendation is just a simple standard. Each product contains different ingredients therefore expires at a different time frame.

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Period After Opening

On the back of the bottle, there is also an icon which displays in either ‘M’ or ‘Y’.

M stands for Months/ Y stands for Years.

The below icon means that the product should be used for 12 months after opening. This is the “period after opening” recommendation date.

expiry date

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 Production Date using Batch number or lot code

Generally, manufacturers put the batch date or lot number on the product. This is a legal requirement.

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