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
2017-12-15 10:02:07Dolce&Gabbana4 years 3 months 22 daysPhilippines
2017-12-15 10:01:35Chloe7 months 14 daysRomania
2017-12-15 10:01:27Guerlain6 years 7 months 14 daysRussia
2017-12-15 10:01:03Smashbox1 year 8 months 14 daysChina
2017-12-15 10:01:00Dolce&Gabbana2 years 8 months 26 daysUkraine
2017-12-15 10:00:52Yves Saint Laurent2 months 14 daysVietnam
2017-12-15 10:00:45Christian Dior3 years 5 months 14 daysRussia
2017-12-15 10:00:18Helena Rubinstein2 years 8 months 14 daysFinland
2017-12-15 09:59:39Yves Saint Laurent10 months 14 daysBosnia and Herzegovina
2017-12-15 09:59:37Hermes9 years 6 months 14 daysTurkey

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