Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

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L'oreal batch code

Batch codes (eg 40H900, 1N03) are usually printed or stamped on the bottom of the product packaging.

Dior 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 22:01:40Nina Ricci3 years 3 months 16 daysBrazil
2018-05-21 22:01:12Calvin Klein6 months 25 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 22:00:48L'Occitane En Provence2 years 4 months 28 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-05-21 22:00:40Estee Lauder4 months 20 daysThailand
2018-05-21 22:00:20Dolce&Gabbana10 months 28 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 22:00:03Lancome11 months 20 daysThailand
2018-05-21 21:59:56Maybelline9 years 1 month 5 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 21:59:50Clinique1 year 11 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 21:59:16Clinique4 years 20 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 21:58:41Maybelline9 years 1 month 5 daysUnited States

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