Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Kiehl's cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by L'Oreal:

L'Oreal batch codes

Type 1 (eg 40H900, 38H72S). Meaning of the colors and other details are explained in the picture below.

L'Oreal batch numbers

Type 2 (eg WG082X, VC332E1G). See the picture below for details.

L'Oreal batch code read guide

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
2018-04-22 02:43:19Dove6 years 3 daysAustralia
2018-04-22 02:42:49Neutrogena3 years 3 months 13 daysCanada
2018-04-22 02:42:14Estee Lauder2 years 4 months 21 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:42:03Paco Rabanne1 year 4 months 3 daysPuerto Rico
2018-04-22 02:41:39Ralph Lauren2 years 5 months 21 daysBrazil
2018-04-22 02:41:33Sephora1 year 5 months 5 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:41:13Sephora7 years 5 months 4 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:41:11L'Oreal10 months 21 daysAustralia
2018-04-22 02:40:46Nivea20 daysAustralia
2018-04-22 02:40:31Mont Blanc3 years 8 months 1 dayPuerto Rico

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