Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Lirene cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Dr Irena Eris (made in Poland):

5 or 6 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, 2 digits, 1-2 letters) (eg 0H04DA, 3H12E), usually are printed on the bottom of the packaging.

You may find expiry date on the product packaging in Polish date format DD.MM.YYYY (eg 08/2016 means Aug 2016, 04.08.2013 means 4 Aug 2013).

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.