Check the date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Essie 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?

Shelf life of cosmetics depends on 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 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
2017-03-30 22:36:45CHANEL1 year 8 months 29 daysUnited States
2017-03-30 22:36:37CHANEL11 months 29 daysUnited States
2017-03-30 22:36:26CHANEL3 months 29 daysUnited States
2017-03-30 22:36:13Bulgari1 year 8 months 29 daysTurkey
2017-03-30 22:36:11Lancome11 months 29 daysUnited States
2017-03-30 22:35:45Benefit11 months 29 daysTurkey
2017-03-30 22:34:19Lancome2 years 3 months 29 daysGermany
2017-03-30 22:33:04Mont Blanc2 years 4 months 18 daysUnited Kingdom
2017-03-30 22:32:51Matrix3 years 29 daysUnited States
2017-03-30 22:32:46Marc Jacobs1 year 7 months 29 daysMalaysia

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