Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

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L'oreal batch code

Batch codes (eg 40H900, 1N03) are usually printed or stamped on the bottom of the product packaging.

Dior batch code

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 12:37:21Nivea8 months 14 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:37:08Clinique5 months 22 daysMyanmar
2018-03-23 12:36:52Nivea3 months 13 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:36:52Elizabeth Arden9 months 22 daysSingapore
2018-03-23 12:36:51Versace1 year 4 months 29 daysThailand
2018-03-23 12:36:50Body Shop1 year 8 months 22 daysPakistan
2018-03-23 12:36:27Nivea5 months 1 dayBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:36:19Sisley31 yearsUnited States
2018-03-23 12:36:17Bioderma8 months 24 daysTurkey
2018-03-23 12:36:11Mont Blanc15 years 10 months 9 daysUnited Kingdom

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