Using Out of Date Products
We have touched on this before on another thread. My question is does using out of date products that have turned just a bit cause harm to our complexions? Does it still help? I have a couple of Adrienne’s capsules that are just barely out of date. One of them has started turning but it has no spoilt smell and still goes on silky smooth. Is that gross? I surely don’t want to use it if it causes harm but throwing it away is like $$ down the drain.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by Pamlou.
I’ve been donating to women’s shelters since I was a girl, since my obsession with beauty products began in 4th grade. If I don’t like something that I can’t return or don’t want to finish something that’s still good, I give it away. If I’m not sure if it’s still safe to use, I throw it away, even if it’s full.
I just wish that ALL of the HSN beauty/skincare products HAD “use by” or expiration dates clearly marked. This has also vaguely been discussed before, but Serious Skincare, Korres, and Perlier are particularly bad offenders at this and I hate it. I love products from all three of these brands – but NOT when I receive something that I believe has been breaking down in a warehouse for years. I honestly would have thought it would be a legal/USDA requirement (as with food products) to clearly mark expiry dates on skincare items, but apparently not. Unfortunately, I often feel as if HSN does this intentionally so that they don’t ever experience a loss on these products. They can go ahead and ship you that five year old bottle of face serum without ever having to clear out the expired stock. That way, neither HSN nor their vendors ever lose money on old items.
Hey Pammy, this is just my opinion: I don’t use old products, bc there is a chance that bacteria (invisible to the eye) is growing inside. I’m just not willing to take a chance w my skin. I make sure not to buy too much skincare at once, bc I only want to use fresh products.
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05.07.17 2:11 PM