The life of cosmetics F.A.Q.
1. Expired cosmetics? Yes, like any other product.
2. What is the production date, expiration date and PAO?
The production date (or production date) is the date on which your product was manufactured. More specifically, it is the date on which the batch of cosmetics was made (also called batch). This date can be printed on the packaging, but can be omitted.
The expiration date is the date after which your cosmetic product expires and is no longer to be used. In general, this date may only be given for cosmetics with a useful life of 30 months or less.
If this date exists, it must be printed directly on the product package in the format month / year or day / month / year, for example: Exp. 09/10 means that you can only use make-up until September 2010; If the shelf life of the cosmetic product is longer than 30 months (e.g. 3 years), it is unlikely that the expiration date will be printed.
However, this does not mean that you can use the product for 3 years or longer. Period after opening the character (open the glass) To show how long you can still use your product after opening, use the sign for the post-open period (PAO).
Try to find the "open glass" sign with a number followed by the letter M, where the number indicates how many months you can safely use the product after opening.
3. How can I determine the exact expiry date of my cosmetics?
Your make-up will expire once the expiration date is reached or the end of PAO is reached. Period after opening (PAO). To easily determine when you have a make-up open, simply apply the correct sticker and note the current date when you open it. As an option, you can write the date with marking directly on the packaging. 08/18/2011; Your product expired on 18.08.2011 and you do not have to wait until the expiry date.
4. The due date is not printed. How can I find it?
Contact the customer service of the company that created the product and request it. Or search as an option the lot code (also called lot number) in the container or packaging, enter it in the cosmetics calculator and select the brand and then press Calculate. If the code can be decoded, the production date and the general validity period are calculated.
Note: the information on the useful life is customary. Go to the official website or contact customer service for detailed information about the durability of your product.
5. Why print the batch code in cosmetics and perfumes, what is it?
It is a code that allows the manufacturer or supplier to identify the party in which the product was manufactured. In general, it must be printed both in the primary and in the external container. If the product is not produced in one batch, the date and place of manufacture must be stated in the code. Often, the manufacturer may omit the expiry date of the print for cosmetics whose expiry date is longer than 30 months, but the batch code must be stated.
6. How long can I keep my cosmetics safe?
Generally, you can keep your cosmetics unopened for up to 3 years. This is a fairly general term and can depend on the product and the company that produces it.
Note: After you have opened it, you must also maintain the ODP.
7. What is the PAO mean for my mask (lipstick, gloss, etc.)?
Natural / organic products: up to 6 months. Please note that natural and organic cosmetics that do not contain preservatives can be stored for up to 6 months after opening.
Reason: the absence of preservatives leads to an increase in bacteria.
8. How do I know if the cosmetics have expired / is not fresh?
The general rule is simple: as soon as you notice changes in your cosmetics, this means that the expiration date has expired.
Especially the smell: as soon as you feel an unpleasant feeling, sharpness or rancidity, you burn it.