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
2018-02-18 17:35:30Avon1 year 1 month 7 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-02-18 17:34:45OPI9 years 3 months 1 dayUnited States
2018-02-18 17:34:39Viktor & Rolf4 years 6 months 17 daysUnited States
2018-02-18 17:33:47Viktor & Rolf3 years 6 months 17 daysPoland
2018-02-18 17:33:44L'Oreal3 years 4 months 17 daysIndia
2018-02-18 17:33:16Victoria's Secret1 year 3 months 28 daysUnited States
2018-02-18 17:33:12Carolina Herrera1 year 8 months 3 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-02-18 17:33:00Nivea1 year 5 months 9 daysUnited States
2018-02-18 17:32:44Christian Dior1 year 9 months 17 daysUnited States
2018-02-18 17:32:33L'Oreal2 years 3 months 17 daysBulgaria

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