Is Your Sunscreen Still Good?

When is the last time you checked if your sunscreen was still working properly? Don’t wait until you’re red as a lobster and flaky to figure it out – check the consistency before you put it on.

Many high quality sunscreens have an expiration date printed on the label, as all Vivier products do. But even so, make sure your sunscreen still works by examining its texture and scent. It should still be the same as it was when you first opened it – smooth and fairly easy to apply. Any change to this, such as becoming too thick, too thin, or gritty (that’s the active ingredient becoming crystallized) means it’s not good anymore and probably shouldn’t be used. Separation of oils or water is also good indication that it’s gone off, and chances are shaking it well won’t be enough to make it right.

You’re safer to toss the sunscreen and buy a fresh new bottle. Better safe than sorry! Your skin is worth it.

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