Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Gap cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Banana Republic / GAP:

6 or 7 character batch codes (4-5 digits, 2 letters) (eg 14013RA, 9210RA), usually are printed on the bottom of the packaging.

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 09:55:25Taylor Swift3 years 14 daysSingapore
2017-12-15 09:55:07S.T. Dupont15 years 4 months 5 daysRussia
2017-12-15 09:55:06Calvin Klein8 months 14 daysHong Kong
2017-12-15 09:54:24Prada5 months 12 daysHong Kong
2017-12-15 09:54:18Lanvin2 years 3 months 11 daysUkraine
2017-12-15 09:54:11Christian Dior1 year 11 months 14 daysThailand
2017-12-15 09:54:02Too Faced2 years 2 months 14 daysThailand
2017-12-15 09:53:46L'Oreal3 years 2 months 14 daysUkraine
2017-12-15 09:53:40Kerastase1 year 3 months 14 daysUnited Arab Emirates
2017-12-15 09:53:35Taylor Swift4 years 8 months 14 daysSingapore

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