How long does a foundation last after it’s opened? - ZEESEA

How long does a foundation last after it’s opened?

All cosmetics has its PAO and shelf life. For instance, a bottle of foundation, mostly in 20ml-30ml, some worry they will be expired before being used up. So let’s find out how long you can use them for.


1.It seems the foundation bottle is really small?

Generally, 30 ml of liquid foundation is designed to be used for 4 to 6 months, but if you don’t often apply makeup, you may be able to use it longer. For example, Palace Identity’s Chinese Phoenix Foundation in 20ml, can be used for 3-5 months.

As we have covered before, liquid foundation has a PAO life. Once it’s expired, it posts potential risk to the skin.


2.How long can the opened liquid foundation last?

Liquid foundation generally has two expiration date, one is before opening and the other is after opening. Generally, they last three years before opening since the products are sheathed by packaging, so the storage time will be relatively longer. After it’s opened, you are referred to the PAO logo on the bottle, usually up to a year.


3.How to store the liquid foundation after opening

A: Liquid cosmetics are prone to deterioration when the temperature exceeds 25 degrees, so do store them in a cool place or in the refrigerator when not in use in summer.

B: Ifyou don’t apply foundation daily, you can divide it into small bottles and keep them in a cool place.

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