Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Zara cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Puig France:

Puig batch codes

5 digit batch numbers (digits only) (eg 30871) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Puig batch codes

4-5 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, other characters) (eg 3C092) 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
2018-04-25 16:17:22Yves Saint Laurent3 years 6 months 24 daysUnited Kingdom
2018-04-25 16:17:10CHANEL2 years 3 months 24 daysUnited States
2018-04-25 16:17:02Tom Ford6 months 24 daysHungary
2018-04-25 16:16:54Giorgio Armani6 months 24 daysUnited States
2018-04-25 16:16:51CHANEL1 year 5 months 24 daysUnited States
2018-04-25 16:16:49Dolce&Gabbana11 months 16 daysMalaysia
2018-04-25 16:16:48CHANEL1 year 24 daysRussia
2018-04-25 16:16:48Kiehl's3 years 11 months 24 daysUnited States
2018-04-25 16:16:35Lancome1 year 24 daysRussia
2018-04-25 16:16:34L'Oreal1 year 2 months 23 daysSri Lanka

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