A Note About Period After Opening (PAO) Symbols
As SeneGence expands internationally, we are making every effort to ensure our product labels adhere to, or exceed, global industry standards. You may notice that some of your SeneGence products have a Period After Opening (PAO) symbol on the label. This symbol appears as a small jar, with a number inside. The number represents the number of months that the product is recommended to use after opening the product. This does not indicate closed shelf life of the product, but only after opening.
Generally, PAO industry standards are as follow, with some exceptions:
Lip products (12M) - The industry standard for lip products is 12 months. Opened life could be longer for LipSense and LinerSense, depending on use, because of the bacteria-free formula environment.
Mascara & Eyeliner (6M) - As an industry standard, it’s best to replace mascara products 6 months after opening, since this product is applied very close to your eyes.
Eye shadow (12M) - Because contact with eyes is less likely than Mascara, industry standard is 12 months.
Skin care (12M-24M) - Skin care products range from 12-24 months, depending on sensitivity to light and heat.
Hair care (12M & 24M) - Like skin care, hair care products range from 12-24 months depending on formula sensitivity.
Following these period after opening recommendations will help you get the best results possible from your SkinCare and SenseCosmetics products.