Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Helena Rubinstein 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
2018-03-19 20:38:40Rimmel1 year 1 month 9 daysNetherlands
2018-03-19 20:38:28Armand Basi5 monthsUkraine
2018-03-19 20:37:50Burberry9 years 9 months 25 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:37:45Clinique1 year 2 months 18 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:37:42Estee Lauder3 years 3 months 18 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:37:30Paco Rabanne9 months 17 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:37:21Rimmel1 year 9 months 25 daysNetherlands
2018-03-19 20:37:20Guerlain1 year 9 months 18 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:36:57Burberry4 years 8 months 25 daysUnited States
2018-03-19 20:36:07Rimmel3 years 3 daysLithuania

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