Check the date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics reads the date of production from the batch code.
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The Balm batch code decoder, check cosmetics production date

How do I find the The Balm cosmetics or perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by The Balm:

5 character batch codes (1 digit, 1 letter, 3 digits) (eg 4H271, 4K171) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

4 character batch codes (2 digits, 1 letter, 1 digit) (eg 13M2, 14J1) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Who most often checks The Balm cosmetics?

CountryShareNumber of uses
🇹🇷 Turkey26.92%36230
🇹🇭 Thailand14.44%19439
🇲🇾 Malaysia8.59%11565
🇺🇸 United States8.39%11295
🇺🇦 Ukraine4.54%6110
🇮🇩 Indonesia3.95%5315
🇵🇱 Poland3.17%4272
🇷🇺 Russia2.52%3393
🇮🇷 Iran2.12%2848
🇵🇭 Philippines1.75%2352

In what years was the date of The Balm cosmetics checked?

YearDifferenceNumber of uses

How long cosmetics are fresh?

A shelf life of cosmetics depends on a period after opening and production date.

Period after opening (PAO)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.