There is, and I can't say how every expired cream would perform, but since most have some type of preservatives, they should perform normally. Creams without preservatives may not perform as expected, I'd build a lather with one and test it before tossing. I have a tub of AOS Rose, though it's not expired, it has totally dried out and since I didn't want to go through the trouble of re-hydrating a full tub, I now use it as a soft soap. The lather is just as good as any normally hydrated AOS cream and the scent blooms after loading my wet brush.
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