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
2018-04-23 13:31:35CHANEL2 years 5 months 22 daysChina
2018-04-23 13:31:32Nivea2 years 1 month 26 daysSlovenia
2018-04-23 13:31:25CHANEL3 years 8 months 22 daysCzech Republic
2018-04-23 13:31:01Lacoste2 years 8 months 23 daysRussia
2018-04-23 13:30:56Too Faced2 years 11 months 22 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-04-23 13:30:54Nivea2 years 1 daySlovenia
2018-04-23 13:30:47Joop!1 year 9 months 8 daysSlovakia
2018-04-23 13:30:45CHANEL3 months 22 daysRussia
2018-04-23 13:30:41Clinique2 years 9 months 22 daysSingapore
2018-04-23 13:30:18CHANEL5 months 22 daysVietnam

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