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How And Which Factors Affect Shelf Life?
Over time, cosmetics can begin to deteriorate for a variety of reasons. Here are some common ones:
  • Dipping fingers into a product allows the transmission of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi (mold and yeast).
  • Over time, the effectiveness of preservatives may decrease, allowing bacteria and fungi to grow.
  • Applicators, especially mascara brushes, can be exposed to bacteria and fungi each time they are used.
  • Emulsions, which are mixtures of water and oil, can separate.
  • Exposure to moisture, such as in the bathroom, can facilitate the growth of bacteria and fungi.
  • Products may dry out, causing them to harden and crack.
  • Temperature changes and exposure to sunlight and air can cause changes in color and texture and cause products to smell.