We still remember the shock we went through when we saw the number 2016 on the back of one of our products literally a couple of days after it had arrived. We were already in 2017. How was this even possible??
Good news was that it was the manufacturing date we confused the expiry date with. To ease any stress that you may have in the future regarding a similar situation, we're publishing a short article about manufacturing and expiration dates and the symbols you need to look for.
The symbols above are for items that haven't been opened yet. Once you open the product, however, you won't have until the expiry date to use it up because it begins to oxidize. Here's a little table to better help you get an idea of how long you can use your beauty product after opening.
In some situations, you will see a small symbol of an open jar with a number on it similar to the image below. The number represents the months (if there is an 'M' after it) you have to use up the product.
In the case above, you would have 12 months. If you don't find a symbol similar to the one above, don't worry. We have a table depicting the general rule of thumb.
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