Pay attention to dates
All cosmetics and skincare have expiration dates. In Canada, packaging has a jar-shaped symbol with a number inside. This number indicates the number of months that the product is good for once opened. In general, liquid products such as creams, lotions, masks or sunscreens have a shelf life of 6 to 12 months. Lip glosses or other products for the lips can be kept from 12 to 24 months once opened. Powder products are usually good for 24 months. Mascaras, as they are used near the eyes and are more likely to develop various bacteria, should be changed every 3 months.
Observe the changes
A change in smell ? A change in color ? A change in texture, ingredients that separate or have partially dried ? Or the formation of lumps ? One or more of these changes are indicators of expiration. Remember: if it looks questionable, don’t take any chances.
Be aware of its use
Has that cream been sitting in a drawer for months ? It may be unlikely you start using it now. A product is ineffective? Don’t like the texture ? Don’t be afraid to throw it out, donate it or see if it works better for a friend ! Your skin deserves the best and a little extra space in your bag or on your shelf never hurts. When it comes to cosmeceuticals, quality is better than quantity. Store our best sellers for spring : › CODE With its unique customization system that can release a large number of active ingredients in high concentrations and offer over 18 different combinations, CODE is the perfect solution for your skin. Simple to use and custom-made, your Super Serum, composed of a ceramide base and a booster serum, will be re-evaluated over time to adapt to your changing skin conditions. Get your Skin Analysis online. › SPF 50 Tinted This ultra-lightweight, 100% mineral tinted sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 50 protects skin from photodamage caused by UVA and UVB rays. In addition to providing a natural glow, it provides daily antioxidant defense, neutralizes free radicals, moisturizes the skin and protects it from the visible signs of premature aging. › Retexturizing Body Cream This restorative body cream contains a unique blend of lipids, moisturizers and natural citrus oils that leave skin feeling soft, smooth and well hydrated.
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