Dates printed on beauty products without clear terms before or after are confusing. Sometimes, they are manufacturing dates. Other times, they are expiration dates. There are times when numbers look like a date, but it is not a date at all. I use checkcosmetic.net or checkfresh.com to see when something expires. Some brands do not take part in those verification sites and batch numbers are not always available on the brands that do. Read more about expiration dates on cosmetic products.