How To Check The Expiry Date Of Alpha Skin Care Products

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I've been using and loving the Alpha Skin Care RENEWAL BODY LOTION WITH 12% GLYCOLIC AHA since 2019 but I haven't been consistent with  it because it find it quite sticky and uncomfortable when the weather is hot.

Recently I dug it out again and was perplexed when I couldn't find an expiry date on the bottle to let me know if it was time to trash it or not. The bottle only comes with a bar code and manufacturing code

Thankfully I found a comment on Amazon.com that breaks down how to get the expiry date from the manufacturing code.

Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion 12% Glycolic AHA Expiry Date

The manufacturing code on mine as shown above is 20B904141 1011

Here's how to convert the code to manufacturing date.

The first 2 digits are the DAY of the month: In this case 20th

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The next letter is the MONTH of the year: "A" for January, "B" for February, "C" for March, "D" for April, "E" for May, "F" for June, "G" for July, "H" for August, "I" for September, "J" for October, "K" for November, "L" for December. In this case B = February

The digit after the letter is the last number in the YEAR it was manufactured. In this case 9 = 2019

So my bottle of Alpha Skin Care RENEWAL BODY LOTION WITH 12% GLYCOLIC AHA was manufactured on the 20th of February, 2019.

Considering shelf life for most skin care products is 3 years, this bottle should be expiring by 19th February, 2022.

The brand recommends you use up the product within 3 months after opening but I wonder if they are just trying to sell more products. If the product has such a short period after opening date, why not display it for all to see to the bottle.

Alpha Skin Care Period After Opening Date

NOTE: Products that contain retinol tend to have a 2 year shelf life.

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