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
2018-04-23 22:50:18Christian Dior3 years 6 months 22 daysBrazil
2018-04-23 22:50:11Estee Lauder2 years 6 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:50:08Olay5 years 1 month 10 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:49:21Givenchy9 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:49:09Piz Buin2 years 1 month 18 daysItaly
2018-04-23 22:48:53Prada5 months 15 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:48:40Estee Lauder3 years 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:48:33Maybelline9 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 22:47:14Givenchy5 years 7 months 22 daysEurope
2018-04-23 22:47:11L'Occitane En Provence2 years 9 months 21 daysUnited States

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