Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Prada cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Puig France:

Puig batch codes

5 digit batch numbers (digits only) (eg 30871) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Puig batch codes

4-5 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, other characters) (eg 3C092) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

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
2017-12-14 22:52:11Christian Dior3 years 3 months 13 daysRomania
2017-12-14 22:52:07Gucci3 months 28 daysThailand
2017-12-14 22:52:03Nioxin11 months 26 daysUnited States
2017-12-14 22:51:22Lancome6 years 9 months 13 daysGermany
2017-12-14 22:50:44Lancome1 year 7 months 13 daysUnited States
2017-12-14 22:50:37Gucci2 years 9 months 25 daysUnited Kingdom
2017-12-14 22:50:36Dolce&Gabbana6 years 11 months 24 daysUnited States
2017-12-14 22:50:27Aveda2 years 2 months 13 daysAustralia
2017-12-14 22:50:24Lancome3 years 6 months 13 daysGermany
2017-12-14 22:49:45Lancome3 years 4 months 13 daysGermany

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