Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Victoria's Secret cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Limited Brands:

7 or 8 character batch codes (first 4 characters are digits) (eg 2139C3A1, 2278N1A1), 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
2018-01-23 05:54:25Kenzo7 years 8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:54:20Calvin Klein3 months 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 05:54:12Kenzo7 years 10 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:53:50Giorgio Armani4 years 11 months 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 05:52:59Yves Saint Laurent2 years 1 month 22 daysNetherlands
2018-01-23 05:52:48Calvin Klein3 months 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 05:52:41Kenzo5 years 8 months 22 daysUnited States
2018-01-23 05:52:38Lancome11 months 22 daysUnited Arab Emirates
2018-01-23 05:52:23Gianfranco Ferre8 years 4 months 22 daysRussia
2018-01-23 05:51:36Kenzo6 years 22 daysUnited States

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