Health & Beauty
Are Your Beauty Products Expired?
You wouldn't drink sour milk, so why would you use beauty products past their prime? Find out what should be tossed -- and when
She explains that you should always toss a product if it smells "off" or is "different from when you initially purchased it. Also, if the product starts to separate (solids at the bottom/fluids at the top), chances are it's time for it to go as well."
Rule #2: Avoid buying beauty products in "bulk sizing (giant sizes that will sit around for months or in packs of [multiple items]) to ensure that they will be fresher. Unless you have more than one person using the products, 12 ounces or less is the way to go," says Brook Harvey-Taylor, creator of Pacifica Perfume.
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