Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Giorgio Armani 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?

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
2018-01-23 05:41:33Kenzo6 years 4 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:41:13MAC2 years 7 months 22 daysPhilippines
2018-01-23 05:41:06Yves Saint Laurent6 years 4 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:40:59Estee Lauder3 years 9 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:40:53Christian Dior4 months 22 daysIndonesia
2018-01-23 05:40:43Aveda2 years 7 months 22 daysAustralia
2018-01-23 05:40:35Estee Lauder1 year 3 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:40:02Aveda1 year 11 months 22 daysAustralia
2018-01-23 05:40:01Clinique11 months 22 daysSlovenia
2018-01-23 05:39:46Estee Lauder1 year 3 months 22 daysCanada

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