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Do Green People products carry a best before/use by date?

For products with a shelf-life in excess of 30 months, the packaging has to carry a batch code. Here we show you how to work out when your product was made. 

By Charlotte Vøhtz

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Only our SPF products feature a best before date. This is used because European Cosmetics Legislation states that products with a shelf-life of less than 30 months from the date of manufacture must carry a 'Best Before' or 'Use By' date on the tube, bottle or jar in which they are packaged.

Our batch codes are either printed on the label, or stamped into the crimped seal of the tube. The batch code is in the form MM/YY/DD.

All Green People products also feature a 'Period After Opening' . This is indicated by an 'Open Jar' symbol accompanied by the time in months that the product should be used up within once it has been first used.

In the case of Green People products, the Period After Opening is either six months (6m) or twelve months (12m) depending on the type of product.

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