Nail Polish Tips

Is It OK To Use Expired Nail Polish?

Written by Tara

It’s typically 12M or 24M for polishes in my experience, so 12 months/24 months after opening, the product should be discarded. Make a note of the date opened, and when it’s reached this date it should be thrown away.

The bottom line is that nail polish does not expire in the sense that they become spoiled or harmful when in use. They just become thick, gloopy, and dry, which makes them difficult to use.

Generally Can you use 10 year old nail polish? The FDA does not designate the shelf life of nail polishes, instead they leave it up to the companies. Typically a nail polish can last from 18 to 24 months if they are kept in a cool dark place. You can however use the nail polish LONGER than 24 months if it has not gone bad.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

When should you throw away nail polish?

The shelf life of an unopened polish can last up to 5-8 years, and after opening the polishes last up to two years, Ling Lin says. Forgetting to screw on the top tightly or exposing your bottles to veritable temperatures can also speed up the expiration process.

Is nail polish good after 5 years?

Polish That Doesn’t Blend Easily According to Seventeen, polish should last for up to two years once opened, but if it’s still separated and won’t blend after a quick shake, toss it.

What can I do with old nail polish?

Take the old bottles of nail polish to the recycling center or get them picked up.

  1. Ask the recycling center if they have a fee and how it can be paid when you drop off your old nail polish.
  2. This is a good time to get rid of any other hazardous household wastes you have lying around at home.

How do I know if my nail polish is still good?

Check the packaging for a PAO The PAO symbol contains a number and a letter, i.e. 12M, so this would indicate 12 months. It’s typically 12M or 24M for polishes in my experience, so 12 months/24 months after opening, the product should be discarded.

Can I paint my 2 year old nails?

As long as you’re using chemical-free nail polish, parenting expert Kathy Lynn would actually encourage painting your child’s nails — that is, if that’s what they want to do. It’s make-believe, it’s fun, it’s fantasy, she told Global News.

Can you get mold in nail polish?

It’s kind of a yes, but maybe not in quite the way you might expect. In terms of direct spread of the fungus from nail to nail (or person to person) through a bottle of polish, the chances of this happening are fairly low. A bottle of polish isn’t exactly the most conducive environment for fungal growth.

Does OPI nail polish expire?

Does OPI nail polish expire? Yes, we recommend once opened to use within 24 months as the colour can fade or become thickened, If you do not open the product we advise a 36 month shelf life.

Can old nail polish damage your nails?

Wearing gel polish for long periods may result in severe brittleness and dryness of the nails.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!