Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Head&Shoulders cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Procter&Gamble:

Procter&Gamble batch code

From 4 to 10 digit batch codes (eg 2065, 7275) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Procter&Gamble batch code

Do not enter REF NO (eg 82405546) - it's a catalog number.

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 12:51:53Maybelline7 years 9 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 12:51:52Paco Rabanne6 years 4 months 29 daysTurkey
2018-03-23 12:51:52Christian Dior1 year 10 months 22 daysThailand
2018-03-23 12:51:44Maybelline1 year 10 months 22 daysSweden
2018-03-23 12:51:42Estee Lauder7 months 22 daysAustralia
2018-03-23 12:51:40MAC1 year 5 months 22 daysHungary
2018-03-23 12:51:32Yves Saint Laurent9 months 22 daysSouth Korea
2018-03-23 12:51:32MAC5 years 2 months 22 daysMyanmar
2018-03-23 12:51:15Yves Saint Laurent7 months 22 daysSouth Korea
2018-03-23 12:51:03L'Oreal1 year 4 months 22 daysSri Lanka

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