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
2018-03-19 08:45:42Yves Saint Laurent1 year 1 month 18 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:45:37Estee Lauder3 years 5 months 18 daysDenmark
2018-03-19 08:45:28Estee Lauder3 years 9 months 18 daysDenmark
2018-03-19 08:45:23Yves Saint Laurent1 year 9 months 18 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:45:13Rimmel3 years 7 months 7 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-19 08:45:10Lancome7 years 18 daysLithuania
2018-03-19 08:44:30Maybelline2 years 5 months 18 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-19 08:44:02Yves Saint Laurent1 year 10 months 18 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:43:52Lancome1 year 1 month 18 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-19 08:43:20Gucci3 years 1 month 18 daysRussia

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