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
2018-04-23 19:12:23Body Shop3 years 11 months 22 daysCanada
2018-04-23 19:12:21Christian Dior6 years 8 months 22 daysFrance
2018-04-23 19:12:19Chloe1 year 22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 19:12:09Pantene8 months 13 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:12:03Hugo Boss7 months 8 daysLatvia
2018-04-23 19:12:03Paco Rabanne9 months 3 daysBrazil
2018-04-23 19:11:08Chloe22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 19:11:00Pantene8 months 13 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:10:53Rimmel2 years 4 months 27 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:10:23Dolce&Gabbana5 months 8 daysGreece

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