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
2017-11-22 10:59:52MAC4 years 8 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:59:50MAC1 year 10 months 21 daysAustria
2017-11-22 10:59:42MAC6 years 6 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:59:41Nina Ricci4 years 9 months 15 daysMalaysia
2017-11-22 10:59:35Elizabeth Arden4 years 21 daysMalaysia
2017-11-22 10:59:34Estee Lauder5 months 21 daysTurkey
2017-11-22 10:59:33MAC7 years 9 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:59:28Lancome8 months 21 daysChina
2017-11-22 10:59:24MAC6 years 10 months 21 daysGermany
2017-11-22 10:59:17Burberry3 years 10 months 20 daysUkraine

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