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
2018-04-23 19:06:14Maybelline3 years 6 months 22 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-04-23 19:06:10Lancome14 years 9 months 2 daysUkraine
2018-04-23 19:06:06Chloe10 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:05:18MAC3 years 8 months 22 daysGreece
2018-04-23 19:05:12Clinique1 year 10 months 22 daysCanada
2018-04-23 19:05:01Clinique1 year 6 months 22 daysCanada
2018-04-23 19:04:42Vidal Sassoon1 year 11 months 4 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:04:40Clinique1 year 1 month 22 daysCanada
2018-04-23 19:04:36Matrix3 years 2 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:04:28Kiehl's1 year 1 month 22 daysUnited States

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