Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Christian Audigier cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Elizabeth Arden, Inc:

Elizabeth Arden batch codes

3 to 5 character batch codes (the 1st or the 2nd character is a digit) (eg L2FA) are usually printed on the bottom of the product 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
2018-03-17 20:01:45Lacoste5 years 8 months 6 daysGermany
2018-03-17 20:01:32Sephora1 year 8 months 15 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 20:01:24Smashbox10 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 20:01:02MAC3 years 16 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-17 20:00:55Giorgio Armani13 years 5 months 20 daysThailand
2018-03-17 20:00:55MAC4 years 6 months 16 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-17 20:00:52L'Oreal3 years 8 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 20:00:49Tom Ford2 years 1 month 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 20:00:49Johnson & Johnson1 year 9 monthsCyprus
2018-03-17 20:00:48Salvatore Ferragamo2 years 4 months 16 daysBrazil

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