Annique Expiry Dates
Understanding expiry dates
All products have expiry dates and at Annique, these dates are clearly printed on the packaging of every product. You will either see the full date (e.g.: 09/2015) on Lifestyle products or the Period After Opening (PAO) symbols (e.g.: “3M” or “6M”) printed on skin-care, body-care and cosmetic products. These PAO symbols indicate that the product will begin to expire once you open it, within “3M” representing three months, “6M” indicating six months, etc.
Can products still be used?
Expiry dates on Lifestyle products like the Lifestyle Shake, Forever Healthy and Forever Slim indicate the time period within which the active raw material quantity and potency stated on the label is still guaranteed. After expiration, the product isn't suddenly rendered inactive or dangerous. Rather, the expiry date indicates that the active ingredients quantity might not amount to the quantity stated on the label. It is normal for supplements to slowly breakdown as they age, and taking a recently expired product might be just as good as a newly manufactured one. So, in essence, as a Shake and supplements reach their expiry date, it doesn't mean that they have gone bad, it only means that the strength indicated on the label may be lost over time.
As a guideline, the following can be followed....
On the box itself under the ingredients there is a jar picture with 6M or 12M. This usually means to be used within 6 months or 12 months from opening.
Indication for products to be used (Average indication after opening)
Perfumes - up to 3 years
Powders (blush, eyeshadows etc) between 1 - 3 years
Foundation or a Cream Powder - 1 year
Nail polish - 1 year
Sun Cosmetics - 1 year
Lipstick and Lipgloss - 1 year
Eye- or Lip Pencil - 1 year
Skin Care products - about a year
Solid eyeliner - 6 to 8 months
Mascara - 3 to 6 months
Liquid Eyeline - 3 to 4 months
Organic products - 6 months