Cosmetic packaging can be a bit tricky. There are several different symbols seen on the back of your new purchase. Do you know what they mean?
Let's break it down so we can all choose to ignore it later. Sure, we know we're supposed to throw that mascara out at 3 months but - hey - what's the risk with the eyeballs, right?
On second thought... Maybe we should all be aware of what's going on back there.
2. The weight of the packaging and the first of many symbols I get asked about - the "weird looking e". That "e" means that it conforms to requirements of the European Union in size / weight. That says that it's approximately 30 ml and confirmed to be so. It's letting you know that you got what you paid for.
3. Ingredients - Always listed in order of most to least, the first ingredient is what piece has the largest percentage, decreasing as you read down the list.
4. Instructions - These are helpful if you want to, actually, use the product correctly.
5. Where the product was made.
6. Who the product is made by.
7. The little open jar - this little symbol tells you that your product expires that many months (hence the usage of the letter "M") after opening.
8. This is one of the many symbols used around the world to denote a recyclable package.
9. The cautionary tale... this is the DON'T DO THIS part of the label. Be sure to pay attention to this for too many YouTube tragedies have happened when ignored.
10. This guy is pointing at a book because he wants you to read more (Facebook scrolling doesn't count) and he wants you to do so with the enclosed pamphlet or leaflet... should you require more information on the product.
Knowledge is power, folks. Use it wisely.