How to Check Your K-Beauty Products’ Expiration Dates

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You might or might not be fully aware of this, but both makeup and skincare have their own expiration dates. It can be a little tricky, too, since the expiration date depends on what type of product it is. Using an expired product can harm your skin and cause allergic reactions, which is why it is important to make sure that the beauty products you are using are not yet expired.

Today, we will share a guide on your favorite k-beauty expiration dates. Whether you are using Innisfree, Mamonde, Laneige, or CosRX from stores in the Philippines, you definitely should check out this guide.

Creams and Essences

Creams and essences usually take a little bit longer to expire, depending on how you use it. The more hygienic you are when it comes to using it, the longer it will last. These products usually take eight months to at least a year before they expire, but other types can last up to two years.

Make sure to store it in a pump bottle rather than a jar so you would not have to dip your finger repeatedly, which can be super unhygienic and can spoil your products faster than usual.

Cleansing Products

Cleansing products such as facial wash can last from 12 to 18 months. Most cleansing products are placed in a tube, which is great since you can just squeeze a little bit of it every time you need to use it.

Sheet and Mask Packs

face mask

These can also last for about 12 to 18 months, as long as you do not crack it open. Most people like storing their facial masks in the refrigerator for the sake of keeping the essence inside fresh and unspoiled. This is also a refreshing way to use it, as the essence will turn cold.

Foundation and Other Makeup Base

Makeup is a little bit more tricky, but they usually contain expiration dates that can be found at the bottom of each bottle or container. Bases such as foundation, concealer, powder, and primer usually last for about six to 18 months. Longer than that and you should toss it out.


Eyeshadows usually last for about 18 months, but then again, it all depends on the product and how you use it. These are more prone to bacteria and should be tossed out after it expires as the eye is a sensitive area.

Lip Products

Lipstick, glosses, and other lip products usually last for about 18 months. These usually come in a tube, though, and can be contaminated easily. Make sure not to share it with other people.

Mascara and Eyeliner

Mascara and eyeliner are used for the eyes, which means that they should be tossed out every six months or so. These can also go dry easily, which means that you would have to replace them often.

Check the bottom of the container for expiration dates. Always keep your makeup and skincare products properly sanitized so you would not get any irritation or reaction from it.

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