Real Simple Style Makeup Beauty Products Expiration Dates Checklist Beauty Products Expiration Dates Checklist You know your makeup and skin-care items won’t last forever, but for how long are they good? Advertisement Save FB Tweet ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Image zoom RealSimple.com | Credit: Kana Okada Checklist Skin Care Antiaging and acne treatments: Three months to a year. Antioxidants are easily oxidized, so be on the lookout for any changes in color. Sunscreen: Check the package for an expiration date. Body lotion: Two to three years, particularly if it’s in a pump container. Hair Care Shampoo: About three years. Conditioner: About three years. Hairstyling products: Three to five years. Most are alcohol-based, which helps preserve the formula. Makeup Mascara and liquid eyeliner: Three to four months. Make sure you’re diligent about replacing these items to prevent contamination and infections. Eye and lip pencils: Three to five years. Sharpen them before each use as a way to preserve them and keep them clean. Lipstick and lip gloss: Two to three years. Foundation: About two years. Most bottles are designed to last that long. And if you don’t use it, chances are you didn’t love it to begin with. Bath and Shower Products Bar soap: Up to three years. Shower gel: About three years. Bath oil: One year. Miscellaneous Perfume: About two years. To get more mileage out of a perfume, resist the temptation to display a pretty bottle on your vanity. Instead, stash it away in a cool, dark place. Nail polish: One year. Shaving cream: About two years. Deodorant: Up to two years.