Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Diesel cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by L'Oreal:

L'Oreal batch codes

Type 1 (eg 40H900, 38H72S). Meaning of the colors and other details are explained in the picture below.

L'Oreal batch numbers

Type 2 (eg WG082X, VC332E1G). See the picture below for details.

L'Oreal batch code read guide

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 19:52:39Marc Jacobs6 years 4 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:52:33Clairol Professional7 years 27 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:52:31Christian Dior4 years 11 months 16 daysChile
2018-03-17 19:52:03Rihanna11 months 17 daysUkraine
2018-03-17 19:51:34Yves Saint Laurent8 months 16 daysRussia
2018-03-17 19:50:53Paco Rabanne8 months 12 daysBrazil
2018-03-17 19:50:47Christian Dior6 years 6 months 16 daysUkraine
2018-03-17 19:50:27Gucci6 months 26 daysRussia
2018-03-17 19:50:26Yves Saint Laurent3 months 16 daysItaly
2018-03-17 19:50:26Gucci6 months 26 daysRussia

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