What is the Shelf Life of My Lumen Products?
All LUMEN products have an expiration date. These will vary from one product to the next and depend on the original date of purchase. Our products are all pharmaceutically enhanced with medical-grade ingredients, and as such, these ingredients can lose their potency and efficacy if not used in the time allotted from the date of formulation. With this in mind, LUMEN products are specifically designed to stay effective within the range of time it takes to completely use the product.
This, of course, depends entirely on patients using their product as directed. For many products, like our cleansers, moisturizers, and antioxidant brightening serums, they are designed for regular, everyday use. Other products, such as our prescription-strength Luminous cream may require certain patients to use every other day to reduce adverse side effects. Others may require application only 1-2 times per week (as is the case with Glow) or even once every 7-14 days (which are the recommended application instructions for Exfoliating Peel Pads). All of these products are formulated to stay active until they run out—which is why Exfoliating Peel Pads come in a container of 30 and other pad products contain 60 pads.
While most won’t, some products will show signs of their shelf lives depleting. If, for example, one of your pad products starts to become dry, it is likely that they were not used as directed and the solution is evaporating. Also, products that contain high concentrations of vitamin C, such as Vit C with Ferulic and Brightening CEF Serum should be nearly colorless. Over time, when exposed to the air, vitamin C will begin to oxidize, causing a yellowish color to form in the solution. This is a sign that your product is expiring and should be replaced to maintain results.
Always Remember to Store in a Cool, Dry Place
Often, when products expire or lose their effectiveness, it is a result of improper storage. LUMEN products should always be kept in a cool, dry place. Do not store products in hot cars, by windows with direct sun exposure, near heating elements, or in any overly warm or overly cold environment, as this can negatively impact the ingredients within.
Contact Us with Any Concerns
It is important to note that no LUMEN products will cause any harm to your skin if used after their expiration date. If you have purchased a product that you suspect might be expired or is not delivering the desired result, contact us immediately at 843-252-0037.