As long as our Organic cosmetics are unopened, they remain stable for at least 30 months from the date of production.
Our Organic cosmetic products have no expiry date before opening, as required by the cosmetic regulations.
All our Organic cosmetic products have a batch number corresponding to the date of production.
Only ALGA MARIS® moisturizing self-tanning Lotion has a batch number and an expiry date (DLUO) corresponding to 18 months after the production date.
Once opened, our organic cosmetic products are subject to an expiry date after opening (OAP). This is written on the pack, in the ""cream jar"" symbol.
The texture of the moisturising face fluid is lighter than the texture of the moisturising face cream, which is richer in nourishing and protective active ingredients. The moisturising face cream contains, for example, shea butter, squalane and essential fatty acids that will better protect the skin in case of stress due to cold or dry weather. The moisturising face fluid contains, among other things, an active ingredient that, on the contrary, will absorb excess sebum that may be the result of hot or humid weather.
It is hard to say if that will increase the shelf life of the product.
In any case, keeping products in the fridge is a good tip for some like our After-Sun and our Eye Contour, to make putting them on feel even more refreshing and to stimulate micro-circulation.
ALGA MARIS® sun product range: 9 products are hypoallergenic tested, namely the SPF50+ Face and Body Spray, the SPF50+ Family Spray, the SPF50+ Baby & Child Cream, the SPF50 Face and Body Lotion, the SPF50 Face and Body SPORT Lotion, the SPF50+ Tinted Stick, the SPF50+ Coloured Stick (white, blue, mauve), the SPF30 Sea&Mountain Lip Balm, the SPF30 SPORT Lip Balm.
Reparative range ALGA CICOSA® and Baby range ALGA NATIS®: all products are hypoallergenic tested.
METEO LOGIC® moisturising range: there are no labelled allergens in each of the 8 products in the range.
Particular attention has been paid to the Eye contour care and Micellar water: both products are fragrance-free and have been tested under dermatological and ophthalmological control on sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
In general, our Research has as a requirement to limit the number of ingredients within its formulas and to rigorously select only those with the highest tolerance so that our Organic cosmetic care products are as safe as possible and respect the health of your skin.
However, for sensitive and allergic skin, we advise people to carry out a preliminary test on a small area to check that no reactions occur.
Expiration dates are not printed on most cosmetic products. Cosmetic regulations stipulate that expiration dates are not obligatory for products that are stable for 30 months and over, and only the EAO (Expiration After Opening) should be clearly stated.
On the other hand, for products that do NOT last longer than 30 months, an expiration date is obligatory.
Our products do not have any particular constraints as determined by various analysis and are stable for at least 30 months after production.
For example, to find out ALGA MARIS® sun care production date, you must look at the batch number : the first two numbers will correspond with the year, for example 19 for 2019. Next, you will see a letter that corresponds with the month in alphabetical order: A for January, B for Febuary,… L for December. The last number corresponds with a time of day.
Once the product has been opened, refer to the little symbol that looks like a plastic jar on the packaging (ex: 8M means that it should be used in the 8 months following opening).
Out of precautionary measures, we put sure expiry dates on our products. To calculate this date, we base ourselves on hypothetical calculations taking into account the product composition and the results of different tests that we have performed on each product. This estimation gives us a value that we systematically decrease to avoid any risk linked to product spoilage.