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
2017-12-18 01:14:25Yves Saint Laurent7 years 5 months 17 daysUnited States
2017-12-18 01:14:06Body Shop1 year 17 daysUnited States
2017-12-18 01:13:43Body Shop1 year 2 months 17 daysUnited States
2017-12-18 01:13:41CHANEL1 year 8 months 17 daysUnited States
2017-12-18 01:13:24Liz Claiborne6 years 6 months 17 daysSingapore
2017-12-18 01:12:39Maybelline4 months 17 daysPhilippines
2017-12-18 01:12:15Lancome9 months 17 daysThailand
2017-12-18 01:12:07Maybelline5 months 17 daysPhilippines
2017-12-18 01:12:00Garnier10 months 17 daysIsrael
2017-12-18 01:11:35Dolce&Gabbana5 months 25 daysUnited States

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