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
2018-03-19 08:24:03Kiehl's3 years 9 months 18 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 08:23:24Christian Dior7 years 9 months 18 daysThailand
2018-03-19 08:23:13Origins8 years 6 months 18 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:23:13Bobbi Brown4 years 7 months 18 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:23:10Kenzo7 years 3 months 18 daysIndonesia
2018-03-19 08:22:42Lancome4 years 7 months 18 daysAustralia
2018-03-19 08:22:41Sephora1 year 4 months 9 daysGreece
2018-03-19 08:22:37Lancome6 years 7 months 18 daysUkraine
2018-03-19 08:22:07Lancome17 years 10 months 28 daysUkraine
2018-03-19 08:22:00Nivea8 months 3 daysTurkey

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