We’ve told you about makeup products and their expiry dates but have you ever paid attention to the fact that even your skin care products might lose their effectiveness after a while? If you want to know how long your cleansers, sunscreens and other skin care products will last, scroll down…

Anti-ageing creams/serums last only six months.

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You may have bought a big bottle of an acne fighting serum/anti-ageing cream but you’ve noticed how it’s not as effective as it used to be? Well, this might be because skin care products like these contain potent ingredients like salicylic acid, Vitamin C, Benzoyl Peroxide, etc, that often lose their powers when exposed to air and heat. This is why you must always invest in a smaller bottle that you can toss out in six months.


Moisturisers last six months to a year

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While moisturisers are supposed to be runny compared to creams, you will notice how moisturisers often start changing colour after a year of opening. Moisturisers contain antioxidants or even fruit based components that when gone bad, change the texture and colour of your moisturiser. This is when you will know it’s time to invest in a new one.

Cleansers only last a year

Always remember that an emollient or skin care products with a liquid texture go bad way before powder products. So while your powders can last long, your cleansers and face washes need to be tossed out in less than a year’s time. Moreover, if your cleansers are preservative free, it means that they might go bad even sooner.


Sunscreen lasts no more than a year

Sunscreen lasts no more than a year

Sunscreens lose their potency, especially if you keep it anywhere near the windows or a zone where they’re exposed to UV rays. This is when your sunscreen might develop a strong smell or even turn lumpy in texture.