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
2017-12-15 10:04:44Vichy11 months 14 daysDenmark
2017-12-15 10:04:37Dove8 months 14 daysPakistan
2017-12-15 10:04:30Bulgari6 months 14 daysHong Kong
2017-12-15 10:04:29Avon10 months 15 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 10:04:18Inglot6 years 6 months 14 daysSerbia
2017-12-15 10:04:14Dolce&Gabbana8 years 2 months 24 daysUkraine
2017-12-15 10:04:02Inglot6 years 7 months 14 daysSerbia
2017-12-15 10:03:57Avon10 months 5 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 10:03:32Inglot6 years 6 months 14 daysSerbia
2017-12-15 10:03:12Bulgari9 months 14 daysHong Kong

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