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
2017-12-16 22:13:20Garnier10 months 15 daysTurkey
2017-12-16 22:13:18Dolce&Gabbana1 year 2 months 13 daysRussia
2017-12-16 22:12:46Lancome1 year 11 months 15 daysTurkey
2017-12-16 22:12:19Kiehl's1 year 4 months 15 daysJapan
2017-12-16 22:11:46Christian Dior6 months 15 daysCanada
2017-12-16 22:10:42Christian Dior2 years 1 month 15 daysTurkey
2017-12-16 22:10:14Paco Rabanne9 years 7 months 18 daysSerbia
2017-12-16 22:09:38Dolce&Gabbana2 years 11 months 24 daysPoland
2017-12-16 22:08:39The Balm1 year 10 months 15 daysTurkey
2017-12-16 22:07:25Yves Saint Laurent7 years 5 months 15 daysUnited States

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