Does body lotion expire?

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Body lotion can expire. According to Fitness Magazine, lotions and moisturizers should be replaced after a year if they are opened and after two years if they are closed and sealed. Certain products that contain ingredients used to ward off acne or fight dandruff may need to be replaced sooner.

Not only do the emollients and fragrances contained in lotions break down over time, which makes them less effective, bacteria transferred from hands and fingers can get into the bottle and contaminate the product. For this reason, it's best to use an applicator to dip out creams and lotions rather than using fingers.

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Body lotion is a type of moisturizing cream that can be used anywhere on the body. It is manufactured by cosmetics brands and is available in different packages, scents and formulas
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There is nothing on the Bath and Body Works website
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It should be good for at least a year, maybe longer, if you keep it in a cool, dry environment. Not too hot; not too cold. If it starts to smell 'off' at some point, you will know.
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On their website they say their product remains stable for at least 3 years. And that consumers may throw out their product after 2 years if in doubt. http://www.hawaiiantropic.com/
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