Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find James Bond 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
2017-12-15 09:57:44Giorgio Armani10 months 14 daysBrazil
2017-12-15 09:57:43Bulgari1 year 8 months 14 daysThailand
2017-12-15 09:57:28Giorgio Armani7 years 1 month 14 daysTunisia
2017-12-15 09:56:59Givenchy3 years 8 months 14 daysBulgaria
2017-12-15 09:56:19Taylor Swift3 years 14 daysSingapore
2017-12-15 09:56:01Taylor Swift3 years 14 daysSingapore
2017-12-15 09:55:41Giorgio Armani2 months 14 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 09:55:25Taylor Swift3 years 14 daysSingapore
2017-12-15 09:55:07S.T. Dupont15 years 4 months 5 daysRussia
2017-12-15 09:55:06Calvin Klein8 months 14 daysHong Kong

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