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
2018-05-21 10:42:37Body Shop1 year 8 months 20 daysSouth Korea
2018-05-21 10:42:25Bioderma9 monthsThailand
2018-05-21 10:41:57Yves Saint Laurent9 months 20 daysPakistan
2018-05-21 10:41:56Dolce&Gabbana10 months 15 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 10:41:41Body Shop1 year 7 months 20 daysSouth Korea
2018-05-21 10:41:40CHANEL2 months 20 daysVietnam
2018-05-21 10:41:30Guerlain9 years 4 months 20 daysRomania
2018-05-21 10:41:22Clinique3 years 2 months 20 daysPhilippines
2018-05-21 10:40:55Cartier1 year 11 months 20 daysSaudi Arabia
2018-05-21 10:40:43Salvatore Ferragamo1 year 5 months 20 daysTurkey

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