Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Hermes cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Hermès:

3 to 5 character batch codes (1 digit followed by letters) (eg 2JAAG, 1HBAT) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

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
2018-04-22 02:50:09Clinique4 years 9 months 21 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:50:00Bourjois4 years 6 months 21 daysVietnam
2018-04-22 02:49:54Prada5 years 1 month 17 daysThailand
2018-04-22 02:49:38Maybelline1 year 11 months 21 daysIndia
2018-04-22 02:49:29Lancome2 years 7 months 21 daysVietnam
2018-04-22 02:49:25Rimmel4 years 6 months 1 dayNew Zealand
2018-04-22 02:49:19Clinique4 years 10 months 21 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:49:18Olay7 years 8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:48:46Clinique6 years 21 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:48:30L'Oreal11 months 21 daysMalaysia

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