Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Lancome 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
2018-04-23 19:16:15Christian Dior1 year 22 daysBrazil
2018-04-23 19:16:08Givenchy2 months 22 daysFrance
2018-04-23 19:16:03MAC1 year 8 months 22 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-04-23 19:15:28Pantene6 months 17 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:15:14Paco Rabanne2 months 28 daysTurkey
2018-04-23 19:15:08Christian Dior3 months 22 daysNorway
2018-04-23 19:14:58Christian Dior5 months 22 daysNorway
2018-04-23 19:14:35Alfred Dunhill6 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:14:01Pantene6 months 19 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 19:13:38Calvin Klein5 months 22 daysCzech Republic

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