Check the date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

Batch codes of this brand are supported. For the moment we can display only general help:

L'oreal batch code

Batch codes (eg 40H900, 1N03) are usually stamped or printed with dot-matrix printer. You can be confused with the catalog number of the product (REF) and EAN / UPC number (barcode), which also appear on the packaging, but these numbers are printed as standard. Batch codes can be distinguished because they are applied later to already printed packaging.

Dior batch code

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.

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