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
2017-05-27 15:47:19Lancome2 years 10 months 26 daysBrazil
2017-05-27 15:47:18Dove7 years 11 months 29 daysIndia
2017-05-27 15:47:10Carolina Herrera7 years 1 month 28 daysBrazil
2017-05-27 15:47:01Nivea1 year 6 months 29 daysUnited Kingdom
2017-05-27 15:46:52Smashbox3 months 26 daysRussia
2017-05-27 15:46:21Nivea1 year 7 months 19 daysUnited Kingdom
2017-05-27 15:46:19Joop!4 years 5 months 26 daysBrazil
2017-05-27 15:46:11Nivea8 months 18 daysNetherlands
2017-05-27 15:45:53Smashbox11 months 26 daysRussia
2017-05-27 15:45:25Nivea1 year 6 months 8 daysNetherlands

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