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 18:49:35L'Oreal1 year 9 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 18:49:29Guerlain4 years 4 months 22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 18:49:22L'Oreal11 years 10 months 21 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 18:49:19Benefit7 years 2 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 18:49:13Guerlain4 years 4 months 22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 18:49:12L'Oreal6 years 2 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 18:49:04L'Oreal5 years 8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-04-23 18:48:46CHANEL3 years 9 months 22 daysSpain
2018-04-23 18:48:42Nivea7 months 27 daysRomania
2018-04-23 18:48:39Victoria's Secret4 years 1 month 10 daysBrazil

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