The shelflife of your cosmetics

February 24, 2011

We just found this fascinating article on Mother Nature Network that talks about how long you should keep everything from mascara to blush brushes. A few especially interesting points:

  • Never keep mascara more than 6 months. (It’s a haven for bacteria.)
  • Sharpen eye and lip pencils once a week to keep bacteria from building up.
  • Keeping lipstick in the refrigerator can extend its shelf life.
  • Read more at Mother Nature Network

If you’ve got old lipsticks lying around that could use some natural, non-toxic replacements, don’t forget to bring them into a Pharmaca before March 1 to get $5 a new lipstick or gloss from Juice Beauty, Dr. Hauschka or Zuzu Luxe!

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