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
2018-02-20 05:19:20Christian Dior4 years 11 months 19 daysThailand
2018-02-20 05:19:07MAC2 years 8 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-02-20 05:18:39MAC8 years 2 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-02-20 05:18:17MAC8 years 6 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-02-20 05:17:27Body Shop1 year 7 months 19 daysSouth Korea
2018-02-20 05:16:56Kiehl's2 years 19 daysUnited States
2018-02-20 05:16:39The Balm1 year 11 months 19 daysMalaysia
2018-02-20 05:16:03The Balm1 year 1 month 19 daysMalaysia
2018-02-20 05:15:48Kiehl's2 years 6 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-02-20 05:14:45Rimmel1 year 4 months 1 dayRomania

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