What is the shelf life or expiration date of Olay skin care products?
There is a difference between expiration date, also referred to as expiry date, and recommended shelf life, and you may notice that some of our Olay facial cleaners, moisturizers and treatments don't have an expiration date. Here's some additional information that we hope is helpful.
For products with an expiration date:
The expiration date will be printed on the container's label and outer carton. Our research shows that if stored properly, the ingredients are stable until the expiration date. While it's not harmful to use a product past its expiration date, we don’t recommend it because the product may not be effective.
In the United States and Canada, all Olay skin care products that contain sunscreen will have an expiration date on the packaging.
Shelf life of products without an expiration date:
Most unopened Olay products have a shelf life of 2-3 years from the date they were manufactured. If a product is stored longer than the recommended shelf life, the perfume may dissipate or the preservatives may not last and the product could become off-color.
If the product is beyond the shelf life, it is still safe to use; however, we recommend replacing it to ensure best performance.
Additionally, we recommend storing Olay skin care products in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight. If you notice the product's fragrance, color, texture, or consistency changes, it may be time to replace the product.