Pigment shelf life may vary due to one or all of the following: product storage, exposure to extreme temperatures, opening, cross contamination, damage, UV Rays, radiation, autoclave, sterility, absence of preservatives or microbial growth inhibitor(s) & product alteration.
I MAX products are Lot & Date Coded for product safety and comply with all E.U. Directives, Guidelines and Regulations.
Direction of Use: Factors to Consider
Use: Professional Use Only.
- Follow Manufacture Instructions for Use. “Not for Eye Area Use”
- Manufacturer recommends color and skin patch test. If a reaction should occur, discontinue use & seek medical attention.
- Avoid contact with eyes. If contact with eyes occurs flush thoroughly with water to cleanse, then immediately seek medical attention.
- Do Not Re-sterilize or Autoclave pigment. This could reduce the strength of the pigment.
Directions: Shake Well (Vigorously) before using. Pour in sterile container before use.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight as much as possible. Sunscreen of 30 SPF or higher is recommended.
Unopened containers of pigment typically have a shelf life from 3-5 years from the date of manufacturing if kept in a cool, dry place and not exposed to any extreme temperatures or UV Rays. Based on product ingredients, the appropriate expiration date is given. Recommended Storage Temperatures 20-25˚C (68-77˚F); these same storage guidelines are also applicable to opened containers.
Opened containers of pigment have a 12-month shelf life and should be disposed of within this time after opening. This is due to microbial growth that may develop in the pigment container after opening & eliminate possible cross contamination.
Prolonging Your Pigment Shelf Life after Opening
- Use the Twist-Top to pour the ink and close it immediately after use. Avoid to pump air inside the bottle. This will reduce contamination to the pigment product.
- Do Not contaminate pigment product by adding anything into the pigment container. Alteration of the product could cause it to be contaminated.
- Do Not Dip Instrument directly into pigment container.
- Confirm that pigment and all equipment are clean, sterile and free of all obvious signs of contamination before use. Dispose of all that does not meet with these criteria.
- Dispose if pigment contents have dried or if the container has been damaged or tampered with.
- Avoid exposure of pigment to sunlight and extreme heat or cold. Pigments subjected to extreme conditions should be disposed of. Store both open & unopened pigment container in a cool, dry place for maximum shelf life.
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