Skincare products, especially organic ones, have a shelf life – exposure to air, light, moisture and bacteria breaks down products and causes them to degrade, making them less effective and potentially harmful to put on your skin.
You should toss your skincare products in any of the following situations:
- If you see bacteria or mould
- The product has started to separate
- The texture has changed
- The product has a funky odour
In general, Eminence Organics products are the most fresh in the first 6 to 12 months from the time of purchase, when stored correctly, and only if the retailer you are ordering from keeps their products stored correctly and turning over quickly – meaning the products aren’t sitting around for ages.
Not all stores – online and retail shops – selling Eminence Organic Skin Care products take sufficient measures to ensure the freshness of their products, which could put your skin’s health at risk. That is why it matters to only buy from a reputable retailer.
Shop with reputable retailers
We’ve noticed an increase in the number of Eminence Organics products being sold on resale sites, including Amazon and Walmart. In these situations it is nearly impossible to know if the reseller has treated the products with care, and how long the products have been in their possession before reaching you.
A quick glance though reviews on reseller sites reveals people receiving opened products, old expired products and incorrect products.
There are no authorized retailers of Eminence Organic Skin Care on Amazon or Walmart.
Purchasing there provides you with no guarantee of freshness, and no guarantee that the product you’re buying is truly an Eminence product!
This is just another reason to buy from a reputable Eminence Organics retailer, like The Facial Room. We are Eminence’s largest authorized online retailer in Canada and have been selling Eminence Organics products for over 21 years, in our spa, and online. Our product fully turns over once a week at a minimum. That means the product isn't gathering dust on our shelves before it reaches you.
All of our orders are packaged with care and shipped – for free – quickly across Canada. We constantly receive feedback from our customers who are surprised and delighted with just how fast their order arrived!
We have over 700 five-star reviews that show that we care about our customers and their shopping experience.
It’s feedback like this that warms our hearts, knowing that we’re bringing happiness to people’s days.
"Eminence products are a game changer, but when you order from The Facial Room you’re in for a special experience. Patricia and her team put her extra care and love into your order. If you spend $200 you get a FREE full sized product and six free samples. My orders are always delivered quickly. If you need help with anything, Patricia is always there for skincare advice and product help as well. I love ordering from here, it’s always like Christmas." – Kassandra F.
How to store your skincare products properly
Stay away from sunlight & steam
Sunlight can accelerate the aging process of a skincare product by heating it up which breaks down active ingredients. It’s best to store the majority of your products inside cabinets and drawers. But if your bathroom gets particularly hot and steamy while you bathe, you may want to reconsider keeping your products in your bathroom at all, since the cabinets won’t protect the products from the heat produced by the shower.
Keep it cool
Cooler temperatures can extend the shelf life of some skincare products, especially those with retinol or vitamin C. It’s not necessary to store your entire skincare routine in your fridge, but if you find your bathroom gets a little too warm or your products are turning sooner than they should, dedicating a shelf in your refrigerator for skincare products might be a good idea! The bonus to skincare stored in the fridge – especially during the summer – you get a refreshing cooling sensation when you apply your creams and serums! It’s nice for eye products too for extra de-puffing effects.
But not too cool
Extremely cold temperatures can be harmful to your skincare products too. Any emulsion like a lotion, cream or concentrate can freeze if they become too cold and will separate when thawed. Keep skincare products away from window sills in the winter, if you live somewhere especially cold.
Meet Patricia, owner of The Facial Room - Eminence Organics Skin Care Authorized Partner
Patricia Asmar, the owner and founder of The Facial Room, is an internationally certified Esthetician with over 26 years of experience. Think of her as your very own Personal Online Esthetician!
If you have questions about your skincare routine or the best Eminence products for your skin type, a complimentary skin consultation with Patricia can set you up for success!
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