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mikhail 2007-04-14 10:55:56 UTC #1


My fiance and I are going to to the Colonial Majestic for our honeymoon on May 20. I was digging through her closet and found 2 bottles (unopened) of No-AD Sunblock. She says she thinks that they are at least a year or older. Do you think they will still work? Any info would be appreciated.


Mikhail :

daydaydayo 2007-04-14 12:06:37 UTC #2

:DThere should be an expiry date stamped on the bottom of the bottle. Every product is different so look for the expiry date.

pamanddavid 2007-04-15 19:10:32 UTC #3

I have heard if its a year old throw it away & buy new. But I would also check the expiration date! Thats one product that you want to make sure works!

hula 2007-04-16 14:24:06 UTC #4

alll sunscreens are usally good for 2 years, check the expiry date on the bottom of the bottle.

therina 2007-04-16 14:31:01 UTC #5

Always go by the expiration date regardless if its been opened or not. After the expeiration date the SPF breaks down, You can still get some protection you just don’t know how much. If it was an SPF 30 and its past the date it could now be more like SPF 4 or 8, you don’t know. mikhail We too are going to Punta Cana on the 20th for our wedding and our honeymoon. We are flying out of Toronto, What about you guys?


mikhail 2007-04-16 22:17:13 UTC #6


We are flying out of Atlanta and are scheduled to get into Punta Cana at about 2:30 PM. Maybe the four of us can hook up for dinner, a drink or an excursion.


missingsosua 2007-04-17 00:25:55 UTC #7

The No-Ad that I have doesn’t have an expiry date neither does the Lavender & chamomile lotion and I am still using it. Thing is the bottles that I got are huge and even with four of us using it, we still have half a bottle. So we are still using it and will probably have enough left over for next time.

staceywyke 2007-04-17 13:02:46 UTC #8

Hi there, I used to work in Pharmaceutics and the majority of preparations will last much longer than their stated shelf life (except obviously antibiotics etc) the best trick would be to test it before you go. If it has been unopened/ sealed then I should think it would be fine. Good luck! Even so, if it has been opened then it might slightly alter the lotion, but the sun-block properties will still be there, there are no ‘active ingredients’ involved. If it were me I’d use it without worrying at all, my lot regularly use half bottles of UV block without any adverse effects. Just think, if it were handcream, would you worry about using it…didn’t think so!

lucinda 2007-04-17 13:43:35 UTC #9

There is an all natural sunscreen that I have ordered out of the US with an SPF 30+. It is made of 100% natural mostly organic ingredients and has a shelf life of 3 years. If you would like the website name please send me a personal email. I’ve purchased some for my trip next week to Samana. My daughter who is blonde and very fair will be a great test of how effective this product is. Unfortunately there is no one in Canada selling this sunscreen as of yet.

mountainbob 2007-04-23 10:12:27 UTC #10

Can you send me the web page for the all natural sunscreen. I am going to DR on Saturday.

Thank you

sillyjilly 2007-04-28 23:08:50 UTC #11

My bottle of No-Ad that I have just thrown out, the expiry was MR/07 it was on the back of the bottle about 2 inches down from the neck of the bottle and above all of the printing on the bottle. Depending when & where you bought it as the dates are all different. I know that banana boat, Hawawian are on the bottom of the bottles.

Walmart no longer carry No-Ad hear in Canada unfortunately.

Happy Travels!

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