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Can face creams get bad if they’re too old?
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Dr. Gregory Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Expired Face Cream
In general, most products can be used beyond their expiration date.
The theoretical risk of old face creams is that they can become contaminated with bacteria from your hands. For optimal hygiene, it is a good idea to wash your hands before applying any multiple use product. In theory, if your hands are dirty, then any bacteria will be transferred to the face cream and from there to your face.

In brief: Expired Face Cream
In general, most products can be used beyond their expiration date.
The theoretical risk of old face creams is that they can become contaminated with bacteria from your hands. For optimal hygiene, it is a good idea to wash your hands before applying any multiple use product. In theory, if your hands are dirty, then any bacteria will be transferred to the face cream and from there to your face.
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