Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Olay cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Procter&Gamble:

Procter&Gamble batch code

From 4 to 10 digit batch codes (eg 2065, 7275) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Procter&Gamble batch code

Do not enter REF NO (eg 82405546) - it's a catalog number.

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
2018-03-17 19:55:34Carolina Herrera1 year 10 daysUkraine
2018-03-17 19:55:01Marc Jacobs6 years 4 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:54:54CHANEL8 months 16 daysBelarus
2018-03-17 19:54:25Nioxin1 year 2 months 16 daysEgypt
2018-03-17 19:54:06Pantene9 years 3 daysPakistan
2018-03-17 19:54:01Paco Rabanne8 years 7 months 9 daysPakistan
2018-03-17 19:53:45Nioxin2 years 2 daysEgypt
2018-03-17 19:53:40Carolina Herrera7 years 4 months 15 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:53:29Maybelline1 year 6 months 16 daysUnited States
2018-03-17 19:53:16Calvin Klein5 months 16 daysBrazil

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