How Long Will It Last?

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So, my question to you, do you want to know how long your items can last? 

When I go to the fridge, within the first few seconds I know exactly what needs to be thrown out. From the veggies starting to dry up and ready meals expired over a week ago because your trying that new diet your friend recommended. And do I even need to mention the smell of milk.
But when you take a look in your make up bag or your bathroom cabinet. It’s not always clear on what needs to be chucked and what needs to be kept. The last thing you want is to be using expired products on your skin!


Here’s a quote from Dermatologist Debra Jailman “The main problem with old products is that they can decompose. The chemicals can separate and cause problems with the skin. I have seen burns and irritation from old products. They can also harbour bacteria and cause a skin infection or even worse: they can have viruses and cause a herpes outbreak.” Yikes, right?


So, my question to you, do you want to know how long your items can last? Well, read below!

 

1. SPF Products

Though you lovely readers don’t need us to remind you that wearing sunscreen is actually important and that it should be worn every single day. Generally, people don’t go through a lot of SPF products unless it’s hot a lot of the time.

Shelf Life: SPF products last around two years, depending on the quality of the products and the care of them also. Dermatologists say ‘However, exposure to heat, when bottles are left in the sun, can cause the active sunscreen agent and vehicle ingredients to break down faster, and can also change the consistency of the lotion.”

How to tell if it’s bad: When it comes to telling if this product needs to be binned is pretty simple. Consider your sunscreen is a bottle of milk. When it changes shade or smells funny, dispose it immediately!

 

 

 

 

2. Shampoo

Even if you opt for more expensive shampoo’s, often you will find they won’t last longer than any retail products. With our AA Skincare shampoo and conditioning products can last just long as some of the other retailers out there.

Shelf life: As long as they’re kept in a clean shower environment and kept tightly sealed, they normally have a long shelf life.


How to tell if it’s bad: Since most of us wash our hair daily, you shall get use to the scent and the texture. If you notice one of these are off, its best to get rid and purchase a new one. With our AA Skincare range, we have a variety of product’s, so you’ll always have many to choose from! If you fancy switching up your hair care product’s.

 

 

 

3. Soap and Cleansers

If you have read our latest Facebook from our very own Jo Marsh about producing your own bar of soap, or you do it regularly yourself you’ll know that soap will last a long period of time.


Shelf life: If you ever receive a soap bar from our Amphora Aromatics range, it’s very likely you will get through them, they are amazing. But it will take a while to get through these bars. However, they can last a long period of time. So, you won’t have to worry about this going off.


How to tell if it’s bad: With these particular products it’s down to your judgement. If these products look, smell wrong. Then go and splurge on a new product.

 


 

 

4. Moisturisers


For most of us this particular item is a part of our daily routines - wake up, wash your face, have breakfast and slap on that moisturiser. A lot of us feel pretty loyal to this product, if it works it doesn’t change from brand to brand. Since finding the Frankincense & Rose Moisturising Face Cream, well nothing ever took its place. So how long do these products have on our shelves?

Shelf life: If it’s a good solid moisturiser then you won’t have to add another one to the shopping cart for another year.


How to tell if it’s bad: Depending on time scale and the conditions you have your moisturiser in. You will notice a difference in colour and sometimes even smell. So, if you come across this. You shall need to get yourself a new one!

 

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