The packaging lab has five reach-in chambers and six walk-in climate chambers for temperature testing.
These range in size from a small oven to a large storage room.
“While we do test our products for extreme conditions, it’s best to try to avoid storing under those kinds of conditions,” says Cathy Majestic, packaging lab supervisor.
As a general rule, unopened Artistry™ beauty products are good for 36 months past the date they were sealed in the container.
Once open, Artistry™ products are good for 12 months.
Mark Gammage, manager of chemistry stability investigations, agrees.
“As far as storage of products go, try to avoid extremes in heat, humidity and direct sunlight to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness throughout the product’s life.” And for best results, dispose of any product that is past its expiration date.