According to the experts, Sun cream has a shelf life of two – three years from its manufactured date. However, this is assuming that the bottle has been unopened and stored in a cool, dry place.
As we take sun cream on holiday and expose the bottle to high temperatures, it is recommended to purchase a new sun cream each year. This will ensure that the product is safe to use and that there will be no preventable damage done to the skin.
The usual application of sun cream is 33ml, which is approximately a shot glass full. One bottle of sun cream measuring (250ml) should last for eight applications. It is unlikely, therefore that there will be anything left for your next holiday anyway!