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 22:13:47Paco Rabanne4 months 12 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 22:13:27Kenzo4 years 3 months 20 daysColombia
2018-05-21 22:12:54MAC5 months 20 daysUnited States
2018-05-21 22:12:53Calvin Klein8 monthsBrazil
2018-05-21 22:12:31Giorgio Armani5 years 4 months 20 daysBrazil
2018-05-21 22:11:48Marc Jacobs2 years 3 months 24 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-05-21 22:11:33Yves Saint Laurent4 years 10 months 20 daysColombia
2018-05-21 22:11:13MAC1 year 2 months 20 daysTurkey
2018-05-21 22:11:07MAC11 months 20 daysTurkey
2018-05-21 22:11:05CHANEL5 years 2 months 20 daysCanada

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