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Do My Skincare Products Expire?

Did you know that most mass-produced skincare brands purposely increase the shelf life of their products with preservatives like parabens, phenoxyethanol, urea, triclosan, BHA / BHT? They do this to help extend the life of the formula, so they can produce larger batches (lowering their costs with bulk price rates) without running the risk of the formula going bad while in sits in a warehouse or on a retail shelf for months on end. When you factor this in together with the time it takes you to use a product, that formula could be well past its peak performance.

Holding on to skincare products past their prime is not going to help improve your skin. You may in fact be doing damage to your skin by using products that should have been thrown away a few months ago.

The closer products are used to the time they are made, the more potent the active ingredients are – which is KEY to maximizing your skincare results.

Most skincare products contain a mix of antioxidants, vitamins and other actives. No matter how fancy the packaging, these ingredients will start to deteriorate and breakdown over time. Take Vitamin C for example: if you use a Vitamin C product that has oxidized (turned yellowish brown or beige) then you are actually doing more damage to your skin than had you used nothing at all.

How to tell if you should throw a skincare product away:

Color. If the product has changed color since you purchased. Toss it.

Smell. If it has a weird smell (often sour or rancid), or has changed texture (more runny, grainy, lumpy), definitely throw it out.

Reaction. If the product feels different on your skin, or causes an unusual reaction like stinging, redness or acne breakout, then it is time to say goodbye.

We recommend using your skincare products within 6 months of purchasing them, regardless of the brand. Our formulas are specifically designed to create a visible difference in your skin with regular use – if you are using the products as directed you should be through them well within the 6 month window.

Need a reminder of when you should say goodbye to the product? We got you covered with an email, but it doesn’t hurt to write the date on the packaging with a permanent sharpie.

At Free Agent Skincare, we manufacture our products in small, fresh batches - ensuring that you get our formulas at their maximum potency, for fast results.

Why is Fresh so important to us:

Effective. Products with active ingredients are at their most effective after they are just made. You are paying for products that should deliver the maximum possible results.

Efficient. If you really like a product and it is actually doing something for your skin, then you will use it regularly, so there is no need to chemically extend the life cycle of the product.

Clean. We believe that in today’s world, there is no reason to add harsh preservatives into skincare products, just to increase their shelf life.

At Free Agent, our goal is to create fresh, effective, small batch skincare that is free from synthetic preservatives and is delivered to you at peak efficacy for fast results.

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