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
2017-11-24 01:33:24Tom Ford3 months 23 daysCanada
2017-11-24 01:32:50CHANEL1 month 23 daysSingapore
2017-11-24 01:32:40Paco Rabanne1 year 11 months 21 daysMexico
2017-11-24 01:31:37Paco Rabanne3 years 7 months 14 daysChile
2017-11-24 01:30:45MAC2 years 4 months 23 daysPhilippines
2017-11-24 01:30:38Kerastase2 years 2 months 23 daysJapan
2017-11-24 01:30:17Clinique5 years 6 months 23 daysUnited States
2017-11-24 01:28:37Paco Rabanne1 year 11 months 21 daysMexico
2017-11-24 01:28:33Paco Rabanne4 years 7 months 13 daysChile
2017-11-24 01:28:15Ralph Lauren3 years 10 months 23 daysThailand

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