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When Should I Toss my Skincare Products?

If you are like me, I like to savor every drop of my skincare products - especially when they are luxurious like Airelle -- yet is that the safest thing we can do for our skin -- the largest organ of our body?

I don't eat fruit and vegetables that have been in the fridge too long, why should I wear expired skincare products on my face?

So here are some basic rules...since we are talking about Spring Cleaning this week, let's do a little cleaning out of our products. 

For Airelle products specifically, use within 9 - 12 months since they contain the freshest, natural ingredients, have mild preservative system and are handmade especially for you.

General Rules:

  • Moisturizers and serums: 6 months to a year
  • Anti-aging treatments: 3 months to a year
  • Sunscreen or Sun Lotion: Look on the package for expiration date.
  • Body Lotion: 2 years
  • Peels & Masks: 3 months
  • Acne Treatments: 4 - 6 months
  • Retinoid Creams: 9 - 11 months
  • Scrubs: 2 years

Tips for making your skincare products last:

  • Store in a cool place to maintain freshness
  • Don't add water
  • Don't store your products in your car / trunk (aka. sunscreen)
  • Wash hands before using your products
  • Tighten the cap / lid to keep products fresh
  • Don't share products (especially rollers)
  • Write the date of purchase on your products
  • Toss eye products if you've had any eye infections

Important to note: If your Airelle products have some slight color change or separation over time, gently shake your product to re-mix the ingredients and continue to use for 9-12 months from your purchase. Even the natural aromas will change slightly.

Have you checked your expiration dates lately?

If you are in the market for some fresh new skincare products this Spring, visit us at http://www.airelleskin.com/store.


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