With winter officially over, now is the perfect time to give your beauty bag (or bags) and cabinet a fresh start.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably got some products in your arsenal that are well past their expiration date. (Yes, beauty products expire!) If we’re being completely honest, we’re still holding on to lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes from years ago.
But there’s no time like the present to spring clean your beauty routine. Take stock of what you have and how long you’ve had it. There’s a good chance many of your products are ready to be tossed in the trash. It should be noted that most products, once opened, tend to last anywhere from six months to a year, with some exceptions. If a product is unopened and stored properly (in a cool, dry place away from high temperatures and UV exposure), it could last up to three years.
With the help of beauty chemist Ni’Kita Wilson, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the shelf lives of common beauty products, once they’ve been opened ― from your moisturizer to concealer and even your hairspray.