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
2018-03-17 19:48:45CHANEL2 years 11 months 16 daysSpain
2018-03-17 19:48:40The Balm3 years 10 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:48:32L'Oreal1 year 6 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:48:23The Balm3 years 11 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:48:08Nivea7 years 4 months 12 daysTurkey
2018-03-17 19:48:06Revlon4 years 16 daysLebanon
2018-03-17 19:48:00Guerlain5 years 9 months 16 daysRussia
2018-03-17 19:47:56Aveda1 month 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:47:48The Balm2 years 3 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:47:23Burberry3 years 7 months 11 daysItaly

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