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
2018-01-23 05:46:24Lancome3 years 11 months 22 daysGreece
2018-01-23 05:46:08Maybelline4 years 7 months 6 daysIndia
2018-01-23 05:46:06Body Shop9 months 22 daysVietnam
2018-01-23 05:45:49Estee Lauder1 year 8 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:45:26Carolina Herrera2 years 11 monthsMexico
2018-01-23 05:45:15Lancome1 year 6 months 22 daysUnited Arab Emirates
2018-01-23 05:45:10Bobbi Brown7 years 4 months 22 daysCanada
2018-01-23 05:45:01Bulgari1 year 7 months 22 daysBelarus
2018-01-23 05:44:48Yves Saint Laurent6 years 5 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:44:35Giorgio Armani8 years 10 months 5 daysCanada

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