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
2017-09-19 13:48:18MAC4 years 5 months 18 daysUnited States
2017-09-19 13:48:14Clinique1 year 2 months 18 daysTurkey
2017-09-19 13:48:08Yves Saint Laurent2 years 9 months 18 daysSouth Korea
2017-09-19 13:47:55CHANEL1 year 4 months 18 daysRomania
2017-09-19 13:47:47Neutrogena3 years 1 month 24 daysUnited States
2017-09-19 13:47:44Yves Saint Laurent3 years 2 months 18 daysSouth Korea
2017-09-19 13:47:30CHANEL1 year 3 months 18 daysUkraine
2017-09-19 13:47:25Darphin1 year 2 months 18 daysTurkey
2017-09-19 13:47:04Christian Dior1 year 7 months 18 daysGermany
2017-09-19 13:47:02Christian Dior1 year 5 months 18 daysGermany

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