FAQ - What's the shelf life of my Zen Botanics skincare product?
All skincare products have a shelf life. Especially ones with natural ingredients. The longer the shelf life, the stronger or more the preservatives. Although our products are formulated carefully to ensure safety and efficacy, they have a shorter shelf life than your typical mainstream conventional skincare.
Zen Botanics contain a high concentration of natural ingredients. The essential oils, botanical extracts and cold pressed plant/nut oils we use can vary in colour and scent from batch to batch from our suppliers. No two plants when picked are identical! There is always some kind of variation when working with natural ingredients.
Our oils and serums contain potent antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress and neutralise free radicals to support brighter healthier looking skin. Even though some of these ingredients are in small percentages, these ingredients are incredibly potent.
Your skincare product may oxidise and darken with time but will still remain effective. A good sign that your Zen Botanics product has the beauty of truly natural ingredients!
To maintain potency of ingredients and prolong shelf life, please keep your skincare product away from direct sunlight and heat although there is no need to store in fridge.
We recommend a:
- 3 month period after opening for all water based serums - Clearing Rescue Serum, Rejuvenating Eye Serum and Super Hydrator.
- 6 month period after opening for all other oils and creams - Age Defy Oil (3-6M), Balancing Face Oil, Simply Squalane and Night Therapy Oil.
Each bottle of Zen Botanics serum is made fresh to last last 2-3 months if applied once to twice a day - exactly the shelf life period after opening.
If your Zen Botanics product has been sitting in your bathroom for over 6 months, it’s time to ditch and replace with a new one!