Shelf-Life Determination

A product’s “shelf life” generally means the length of time you can expect a product to look and act as expected and to stay safe for use. This length of time varies, depending on the type of product, how it is used, and how it is stored.

According to the FDA, “There are no U.S. laws or regulations that require cosmetics to have specific shelf lives or have expiration dates on their labels. However, manufacturers are responsible for making sure their products are safe. FDA considers determining a product’s shelf life to be part of the manufacturer’s responsibility”.

Accelerated recommends to all of our partners that you clearly examine your product attributes. The lines between cosmetics and drugs are thin and generally much greyer than would be expected. There are many FDA guidance documents, websites and trade articles discussing shelf life. Let Accelerated wade through that sea of information and distill out the critical detail for you. Trust Accelerated to give you timely, well-informed advice on how to proceed with Shelf Life determination. Contact Us today.