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
2018-01-23 08:12:29Body Shop5 years 9 months 7 daysSouth Korea
2018-01-23 08:12:12Elizabeth Arden3 years 6 months 22 daysIndonesia
2018-01-23 08:12:02Body Shop5 years 9 months 7 daysSouth Korea
2018-01-23 08:11:57Yves Saint Laurent3 years 1 month 22 daysSwitzerland
2018-01-23 08:11:54The Balm1 year 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 08:11:48Thierry Mugler7 years 4 months 22 daysIndonesia
2018-01-23 08:11:48Burberry4 years 11 months 1 dayRussia
2018-01-23 08:11:45Bulgari6 months 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 08:11:43The Balm3 years 22 daysThailand
2018-01-23 08:11:39Body Shop5 years 9 months 7 daysSouth Korea

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