Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Clairol Professional cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Procter&Gamble:

Procter&Gamble batch code

From 4 to 10 digit batch codes (eg 2065, 7275) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Procter&Gamble batch code

Do not enter REF NO (eg 82405546) - it's a catalog number.

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
2018-03-23 12:39:09Christian Dior3 years 6 months 22 daysMalaysia
2018-03-23 12:38:35Nivea6 months 6 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:38:22Giorgio Armani1 year 5 months 22 daysBrazil
2018-03-23 12:38:21Astor3 years 3 months 14 daysRomania
2018-03-23 12:38:13Nivea1 month 18 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:37:48MAC1 year 6 months 22 daysEgypt
2018-03-23 12:37:48Bourjois4 years 3 months 22 daysUkraine
2018-03-23 12:37:42Nivea1 year 2 months 8 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:37:40CHANEL1 year 8 months 22 daysMalaysia
2018-03-23 12:37:37Marc Jacobs3 years 10 monthsIndonesia

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