Patti's Picks - A Natural Way to Ageless Beauty

Byrdie

Monday, September 30, 2013 9:00:41 AM America/New_York

The only things I love more than beauty products (and Restorsea of course) are great beauty blogs to tell me where to find them! 

This is why I'm absolutely OBSESSED with Byrdie, the new beauty blog from Restorsea's friends at WhoWhatWear and edited by my editor-crush Britt Aboutaleb (of Elle and Fashionista fame). 

The online magazine highlights the best in the world of beauty, and, like a celebrity-focused Into The Gloss, covers celebrity makeup secrets, the latest products, and insider tips from the world's top hairstylists and makeup artists.

XOX,


Patti

If your beauty cabinet is like most women's, then we're sure it's full of opened and unopened jars of cream and other beauty products. But how do you know when it’s time to toss?

The most straightforward method is to look for the “open jar symbol” on the back of the jar. This indicates when a cream will be expired. Restorsea products, for example, are safe to use for up to 3 years. If there isn’t an expiration symbol, assume a shelf life of about 1 year. Of course, if anything looks or smells funky before then… discard to be safe.

How you use and store your beauty products can help maximize their shelf life. When using jars, try to avoid using your fingers and stick to using a spoon or spatula (We include one with all of our Day, Eye and Night Cream jars!).

Always store beauty products in a cool and dry place. We’ve heard that some people store their creams in the fridge to prolong their life, but we don’t necessarily recommend it. Restorsea products contain a delicate enzyme that is temperature sensitive, so it’s best not to leave them out in extreme temperatures for too long!

Photo courtesy of BoldSky.

In an earlier post, we briefly discussed why spray SPF’s are a big no-no.

They don’t provide even sun protection, and, equally dangerous, they have harmful ingredients that can be accidentally inhaled.

Unfortunately, this is true too of other beauty product sprays– perfumes, self-tanners, hair sprays and other hair products. Inhalation of alcohol, hydrofluorocarbons, fragrance, and other common beauty ingredients can lead to respiratory problems, acute poisoning and other health problems. Look for alternative packaging for your beauty necessities. We love roll-on perfumes, like Terveer’s Perfumealum with Gardenia Perfume Oil!

Of course, if you must have your favorite products in a spray, follow our safety guidelines! – shut your eyes, close your mouth, spray away from your face and use a mask if you have one!

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