How do I find the Physicians Formula cosmetics or perfumes batch code?
Batch codes of this brand are supported. For the moment we can display only general help:
Batch codes (eg 40H900, 1N03) are usually stamped or printed with dot-matrix printer. You can be confused with the catalog number of the product (REF) and EAN / UPC number (barcode), which also appear on the packaging, but these numbers are printed as standard. Batch codes can be distinguished because they are applied later to already printed packaging.
How long cosmetics are fresh?
A shelf life of cosmetics depends on a period after opening and production date.
Period 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 cosmetics||- minimum 3 years|
|Makeup cosmetics||- from 3 years (mascara) to more than 5 years (powders)|
The shelf life may vary depending on the manufacturer.