How long should your skincare products last?
With the switch to green beauty, you may need to change how you use your face and body-care products. It’s important to use them up within the recommended time frame to ensure product potency and avoid microbial growth in your products. Natural skincare products are not made to sit on a bathroom shelf for two years and be good to use. A quality natural preservative will have a limit of how long it is effective for in a formula (this is especially true for natural preservatives). You want to use products up within the time frame while the ingredients are as vital and skin-nourishing as possible. If you are currently using lotion or cream products (containing water) with no preservatives, beware, you may be unknowingly applying invisible unhealthy microbes, yeasts, and fungus to your skin with each application. We carefully select preservatives sourced right from nature to keep our products lasting without the toxic effects of conventional preservatives.
All of our facial moisturizers, toners, and body butter are best used up within 6 months of purchase while all of our oil-based formulas like our Sensitive Skin Balm, Cellular Renewal Facial Serum, body oils and deodorants are best used up within 12 months.
Stay tuned for our next post on how to properly store and care for your natural skin care products to get the most out of them.