Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

First, select the brand of your cosmetics. 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
2018-03-23 18:36:56Matrix5 years 11 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 18:36:43Gucci1 year 9 months 26 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 18:36:40Chloe5 years 5 months 25 daysRussia
2018-03-23 18:36:27Gucci1 year 9 months 26 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 18:36:18Maybelline2 years 10 months 22 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-23 18:36:12Giorgio Armani9 months 22 daysRomania
2018-03-23 18:36:09Esprit4 years 1 month 4 daysCroatia
2018-03-23 18:36:01Lanvin2 years 3 monthsUkraine
2018-03-23 18:35:51Eucerin1 year 3 months 14 daysCroatia
2018-03-23 18:35:44Origins5 years 9 months 22 daysSpain

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