Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Banana Republic cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Banana Republic / GAP:

6 or 7 character batch codes (4-5 digits, 2 letters) (eg 14013RA, 9210RA), usually are printed on the bottom of the packaging.

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
2018-01-21 18:27:52Kiehl's1 year 3 months 20 daysMalaysia
2018-01-21 18:27:43Body Shop7 months 20 daysCanada
2018-01-21 18:27:30Victoria's Secret4 years 3 months 2 daysIndia
2018-01-21 18:27:23MAC2 years 11 months 20 daysThailand
2018-01-21 18:26:46Clinique4 years 7 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-01-21 18:26:46Kiehl's1 year 4 months 20 daysMalaysia
2018-01-21 18:26:41Christian Dior5 years 7 months 20 daysBrazil
2018-01-21 18:26:15Clinique2 years 10 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-01-21 18:25:17Garnier11 months 20 daysIran
2018-01-21 18:25:11CHANEL1 year 10 months 20 daysRomania

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