Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn't Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care put an expiration date on their products?

All sunscreen products are classified as over the counter (OTC) drugs and are regulated by the FDA. It is not a current requirement to include expiration dating on sunscreen products as long as "products are proven stable for at least 3 years as supported by appropriate stability data." 

Hawaiian Tropic® products are subjected to rigorous testing procedures to assure strength, quality and purity. Data is generated on each Hawaiian Tropic® product to comply with regulatory requirements and to assure that Hawaiian Tropic® sunscreens maintain their protective level for 3 years or more. Consumers may consider discarding unused portions of sunscreens after 2 years. "When in doubt, throw it out." If you would like to know when a particular product was manufactured, please include the name of the product and the code number inkjet printed on the bottle with your e-mail or written inquiry.

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