Tom's of Maine batch code decoder, check cosmetics production date
How do I find the Tom's of Maine cosmetics or perfumes batch code?
Cosmetics produced or distributed by Colgate-Palmolive:
What do batch codes look like? See examples
2023410 - This is the correct code. Find the code on the package that looks like this.
520032 69% 36M 8011003804566 20900 - This is not a batch code. Don't enter values that look like this.
6901 - This is the correct code. Find the code on the package that looks like this.
3145891263107 126.310 92200 W1J 6DG - This is not a batch code. Don't enter values that look like this.
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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.