Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Viktor & Rolf cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by L'Oreal:

L'Oreal batch codes

Type 1 (eg 40H900, 38H72S). Meaning of the colors and other details are explained in the picture below.

L'Oreal batch numbers

Type 2 (eg WG082X, VC332E1G). See the picture below for details.

L'Oreal batch code read guide

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
2017-12-15 10:09:12Paco Rabanne2 years 12 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 10:08:54Viktor & Rolf1 year 2 months 14 daysVietnam
2017-12-15 10:08:54Yves Saint Laurent8 years 11 months 14 daysIndia
2017-12-15 10:08:54Lancome5 months 14 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 10:08:51Bulgari1 year 14 daysHungary
2017-12-15 10:08:46S.T. Dupont15 years 4 months 5 daysRussia
2017-12-15 10:08:45Lancome2 years 4 months 14 daysUnited Kingdom
2017-12-15 10:08:43Paco Rabanne2 years 4 months 23 daysTurkey
2017-12-15 10:08:43Vichy1 year 1 month 14 daysDenmark
2017-12-15 10:08:34Versace6 years 8 months 3 daysUkraine

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