Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Herbal Essences 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
2018-04-23 19:10:53Rimmel2 years 4 months 27 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:10:23Dolce&Gabbana5 months 8 daysGreece
2018-04-23 19:10:16Rimmel4 years 28 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:09:55Pantene8 months 17 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:09:34Rimmel4 years 7 months 12 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:09:32Guerlain3 months 22 daysUkraine
2018-04-23 19:09:17Estee Lauder6 months 22 daysRomania
2018-04-23 19:09:14Garnier1 year 6 months 22 daysTurkey
2018-04-23 19:08:39Estee Lauder5 years 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:08:35Estee Lauder8 months 22 daysUnited States

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