Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find The Balm cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by The Balm:

5 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, 3 digits) (eg 4H271, 4K171) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

4 character batch codes (2 digits, 1 letter, 1 digit) (eg 13M2, 14J1) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

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
2018-03-23 12:24:14Yves Rocher3 years 2 months 8 daysTunisia
2018-03-23 12:23:53Guerlain2 months 22 daysFrance
2018-03-23 12:23:53Pantene2 years 5 months 10 daysSri Lanka
2018-03-23 12:23:40Estee Lauder8 months 22 daysAustralia
2018-03-23 12:23:30Nivea3 months 20 daysBulgaria
2018-03-23 12:23:23Yves Rocher1 month 11 daysTunisia
2018-03-23 12:23:15CHANEL1 year 8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 12:23:08Kiehl's3 years 2 months 22 daysPhilippines
2018-03-23 12:22:53CHANEL9 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-03-23 12:22:44Yves Rocher3 years 2 months 8 daysTunisia

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