Have Your Cosmetics Expired? Here’s How To Find Out

Most people don’t pay attention to the packing of their cosmetics.  There’s a lot of important info written on there that you should be familiar with.  Ingredients and expirations are at the top of the list.

I learned how to understand labels and packaging while working for Clinique.  It was important for us to educate our customers on what was in the products as well as when to throw them out and buy new ones.  If you look on your boxes it will tell the whether or not the product is recyclable, where to get further info on the product that wasn’t listed on the packaging, and how long the shelf life is for the product after opening it.    Please see below

A closer look at the package label

You’ve probably seen these symbols before but just didn’t pay much attention to them.  The first symbol to the left with the hand pointing to the book let’s you know you can read more about the product by going to maccosmetics.com.  The second symbol is a jar with the top open with 24M.  This means this product is good 2 years after it’s been opened.  The next symbol has an arrow going in a circle that let’s you know you can recycle the bottle.

 

 

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9 comments

That's really cool. I never really paid attention to those symbols. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Heel in Mint

No problem!! It's something most people overlook.

I love your new layout! Great post! What about with eye shadows though. Most of mine say 12 mos but do they really go bad? After all, they're powder…

Thank you Holly! Technically, you should go by what's recommended on the box. However, you are correct, with powders, you can usually stretch them out a lot longer. 🙂 I appreciate your feedback.

I love your new layout! Great post! What about with eye shadows though. Most of mine say 12 mos but do they really go bad? After all, they're powder…

interesting!

You are very welcome Joey. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Yeah, it's so easy to not pay attention to those symbols. I admit that I never noticed them until I started working in this industry and learned what they meant.

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