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How to find Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Yves Saint Laurent:

L'Oreal batch codes

6 character batch codes (2 digits, 1 letter, 1 digit or 'O', 'N', 'D', 2 other characters) (eg 40H900, 38H72S) are usually printed or stamped on the bottom of the product packaging.

L'Oreal batch numbers
Yves Saint Laurent batch codes

4 digit batch codes (eg 2294) are usually printed or stamped on the bottom of the product packaging.

3 or 4 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, other characters) (eg 0F8A) are usually printed or stamped on the bottom of the product 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
2018-03-19 08:21:45Lancome4 years 11 months 18 daysBulgaria
2018-03-19 08:21:41Giorgio Armani2 years 9 months 18 daysVietnam
2018-03-19 08:21:38Collistar1 year 2 months 1 dayMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:21:13Collistar7 months 30 daysMalaysia
2018-03-19 08:21:11Christian Dior2 months 18 daysSingapore
2018-03-19 08:21:03Yves Saint Laurent2 years 3 months 18 daysBulgaria
2018-03-19 08:20:14Givenchy8 years 1 month 18 daysGeorgia
2018-03-19 08:20:10Body Shop1 year 10 months 18 daysVietnam
2018-03-19 08:19:59MAC3 years 4 months 18 daysGermany
2018-03-19 08:19:58Givenchy2 years 8 months 18 daysGeorgia

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