Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics


First, select the brand of your cosmetics.

CheckFresh.com reads the date of production from the batch code.
Select a brand to see instructions how to find the batch code.

How long cosmetics are fresh?

A shelf life of cosmetics depends on a period after opening and production date.

period after openingPeriod after opening (PAO). Some cosmetics should be used within a specified period of time after opening due to oxidation and microbiological factors. Their packaging has a drawing of an open jar, inside it, there is a number representing the number of months. In this example, it is 6 months of use after opening.

Production date. Unused cosmetics also lose their freshness and become dry. According to EU law, the manufacturer has to put the expiration date only on cosmetics whose shelf life is less than 30 months. The most common periods of suitability for use from the date of manufacture:

Perfumes with alcohol - about 5 years
Skin care- minimum 3 years
Makeup- from 3 years (mascara) to more than 5 years (powders)

Expiration dates may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Last checked batch codes

Date/Time UTCBrandAgeCountry
2018-01-21 18:31:09Body Shop7 months 20 daysCanada
2018-01-21 18:31:04Revlon8 months 3 daysTurkey
2018-01-21 18:30:25Nina Ricci4 years 8 months 11 daysRussia
2018-01-21 18:29:52Lancome5 years 5 months 20 daysRomania
2018-01-21 18:29:46Christian Dior7 years 6 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-01-21 18:29:37Benefit6 years 11 months 20 daysGermany
2018-01-21 18:29:34Body Shop3 years 8 months 20 daysIndia
2018-01-21 18:29:13Maybelline6 years 5 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-01-21 18:29:12Clinique1 year 11 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-01-21 18:27:52Kiehl's1 year 3 months 20 daysMalaysia

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