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
2018-01-22 15:42:31Olay5 months 25 daysNepal
2018-01-22 15:42:28MAC1 year 10 months 21 daysThailand
2018-01-22 15:42:24Clean & Clear3 years 10 months 18 daysUnited States
2018-01-22 15:42:24Guerlain2 years 21 daysPoland
2018-01-22 15:42:12Olay1 year 2 monthsNepal
2018-01-22 15:41:51Clean & Clear3 years 11 months 27 daysUnited States
2018-01-22 15:41:49Olay6 months 3 daysNepal
2018-01-22 15:41:46Lancome2 years 2 months 21 daysPakistan
2018-01-22 15:41:43L'Oreal9 years 23 daysUnited States
2018-01-22 15:41:24L'Oreal8 years 1 month 4 daysUnited States

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