Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Do You Know...

...what these symbols mean?

I have seen these symbols before but I didn't know what they meant and I didn't bother to find out either. Maybe I'm a laggard where this is concern but I was only enlightened last week so this bit of info is for people like me.

12M means you must use the contents of the tube within 12 months and 24M means you must use the contents of the jar within a 24-month period. It's as simple as that! I felt kinda stupid not having come to such a conclusion on my own but I cannot know everything, right?

It seems the contents will only be effective or remain fresh for that number of months from the time you open the jar or tube or what ever.

So check all your tubes, jars and bottles for that symbol. If it shows 12M and you are still using it after one year, you have to seriouly consider whether it is doing you more damage than good. Throw it away!


ViveAlive said...

Wow......This is something new to me.....Learn something new today. Thank you.

Melsong said...

Glad you found this bit of info useful.

Melissa said...

Thank you, thank you. =)

Melsong said...

So how many bottles and tubes have you thrown away?

Melissa said...


THREE (so far). That is only from the first drawer.

I think that I have a whole lot of clearing up to do, after having a rude awakening that things actually have a lifespan and I should not stinge.

So, slather 'em creams... =)

Melsong said...

Attn: Melissa

Yup, better safe than sorry.