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
2018-01-23 05:42:05Prada8 months 1 dayUnited States
2018-01-23 05:42:01Nivea7 years 11 months 18 daysIndia
2018-01-23 05:41:50Estee Lauder1 year 6 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:41:33Kenzo6 years 4 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:41:13MAC2 years 7 months 22 daysPhilippines
2018-01-23 05:41:06Yves Saint Laurent6 years 4 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:40:59Estee Lauder3 years 9 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:40:53Christian Dior4 months 22 daysIndonesia
2018-01-23 05:40:43Aveda2 years 7 months 22 daysAustralia
2018-01-23 05:40:35Estee Lauder1 year 3 months 22 daysCanada

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