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Anti-ageing creams get old too fast

Jars are found to be unsuitable for facial cream formulations with retinol and products that are preservative-free

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Jars, the more opulent the better, have long been a favourite of cosmetic marketers. But some of the most common ingredients in anti-ageing formulas, such as retinol and other antioxidants, are highly unstable, meaning that they break down when exposed to air and light.

New York

WOMEN who like the decadent feel of scooping up pricey wrinkle creams with their fingers may want to re-evaluate their favourite beauty packaging.

Jars, the more opulent the better, have long been a favourite of cosmetic marketers. But some of the most common ingredients