Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Hugo Boss 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 12:36:01L'Oreal8 years 4 months 22 daysIndia
2018-03-23 12:35:53Nivea8 months 21 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:35:33Vichy2 years 22 daysSlovenia
2018-03-23 12:35:21L'Oreal1 year 4 months 22 daysSri Lanka
2018-03-23 12:35:19Nivea1 year 5 months 2 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:35:13Benefit11 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 12:35:07Eucerin2 months 15 daysSlovenia
2018-03-23 12:34:59Lacoste5 years 7 months 9 daysLatvia
2018-03-23 12:34:54Estee Lauder4 years 1 month 22 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-03-23 12:34:11L'Oreal1 year 2 months 22 daysUnited States

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