Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Clean & Clear cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Johnson & Johnson:

Johnson & Johnson batch codes

5 to 6 character batch codes (4 digits + letters) (eg 0941VA) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the 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
2018-04-23 19:08:39Estee Lauder5 years 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:08:35Estee Lauder8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:08:28Nina Ricci1 year 19 daysRussia
2018-04-23 19:08:23Carolina Herrera1 year 9 months 26 daysBrazil
2018-04-23 19:08:19Clinique1 year 3 months 22 daysRomania
2018-04-23 19:08:16L'Occitane En Provence3 years 10 months 26 daysIndia
2018-04-23 19:08:15Bulgari1 year 11 months 22 daysGreece
2018-04-23 19:08:08Giorgio Armani4 years 4 months 22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 19:07:54CHANEL3 years 22 daysIsrael
2018-04-23 19:07:52Estee Lauder1 year 3 months 22 daysRomania

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