Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Puma 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
2018-04-25 15:54:17Paco Rabanne6 months 26 daysNetherlands
2018-04-25 15:54:10Chloe4 years 4 months 24 daysThailand
2018-04-25 15:54:02CHANEL3 years 9 months 24 daysArgentina
2018-04-25 15:54:01Chloe6 years 5 months 24 daysThailand
2018-04-25 15:53:59Yves Saint Laurent3 years 1 month 24 daysBulgaria
2018-04-25 15:53:31Giorgio Armani2 years 4 months 24 daysMalaysia
2018-04-25 15:53:23Vivienne Westwood3 years 9 months 5 daysBelgium
2018-04-25 15:53:08L'Oreal2 years 10 months 24 daysIndia
2018-04-25 15:53:07Biotherm9 months 24 daysHong Kong
2018-04-25 15:52:53Prada3 years 12 daysBrazil

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