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
2017-12-18 01:07:22L'Oreal1 year 6 months 17 daysPhilippines
2017-12-18 01:07:13Christian Dior2 years 6 months 17 daysGuam
2017-12-18 01:07:11Nivea5 months 2 daysPortugal
2017-12-18 01:06:29Giorgio Armani1 year 8 months 17 daysSouth Korea
2017-12-18 01:06:03Paco Rabanne4 years 8 months 7 daysBrazil
2017-12-18 01:06:02Giorgio Armani2 years 7 months 17 daysBrazil
2017-12-18 01:05:58Yves Saint Laurent11 months 17 daysBrazil
2017-12-18 01:05:45Christian Dior1 year 10 months 17 daysGuam
2017-12-18 01:05:11Elizabeth Arden4 years 6 months 17 daysSingapore
2017-12-18 01:04:37Lancome2 years 6 months 17 daysUnited States

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