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
2017-11-22 10:53:49MAC2 years 1 month 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:53:38MAC6 years 5 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:53:22MAC6 years 10 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:53:22Elizabeth Arden2 years 8 months 21 daysMalaysia
2017-11-22 10:53:21CHANEL1 year 1 month 21 daysVietnam
2017-11-22 10:53:14Neutrogena8 months 2 daysVietnam
2017-11-22 10:53:06MAC7 years 10 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:53:05Dolce&Gabbana2 years 5 months 25 daysRomania
2017-11-22 10:52:54MAC7 years 5 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:52:43MAC2 years 4 months 21 daysThailand

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