Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Guy Laroche 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
2018-03-23 12:43:39CHANEL1 year 6 months 22 daysUkraine
2018-03-23 12:43:19Dolce&Gabbana3 years 4 months 12 daysPoland
2018-03-23 12:43:05Tom Ford5 years 8 months 22 daysIreland
2018-03-23 12:42:51Tom Ford5 months 22 daysIreland
2018-03-23 12:42:49Marc Jacobs8 months 22 daysMalaysia
2018-03-23 12:42:20CHANEL11 months 22 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:42:13Marc Jacobs8 months 22 daysMalaysia
2018-03-23 12:42:07Guerlain1 year 1 month 22 daysRussia
2018-03-23 12:41:31Chloe3 years 5 months 8 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 12:41:30L'Oreal6 years 8 months 22 daysIndia

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