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 08:18:15Biotherm7 months 18 daysThailand
2018-03-19 08:18:09Maybelline1 year 1 month 18 daysGermany
2018-03-19 08:18:03Antonio Banderas7 years 8 months 18 daysBelarus
2018-03-19 08:17:47Gucci3 months 7 daysBulgaria
2018-03-19 08:17:43MAC4 years 8 months 18 daysIran
2018-03-19 08:17:31Lancome8 years 5 months 18 daysUkraine
2018-03-19 08:17:09Smashbox11 months 18 daysRussia
2018-03-19 08:17:06Christian Dior2 months 18 daysSingapore
2018-03-19 08:16:54Biotherm9 months 18 daysThailand
2018-03-19 08:16:53Lancome10 years 6 months 9 daysUkraine

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