Check date of manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics

How to find Smashbox cosmetics/perfumes batch code?

Cosmetics produced or distributed by Estée Lauder Inc.:

Estee Lauder batch code

3 character batch codes (eg A42, A31) usually are printed or stamped on the bottom of the packaging.

Estee Lauder batch code

How long cosmetics are fresh?

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

period after openingPeriod 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- minimum 3 years
Makeup- from 3 years (mascara) to more than 5 years (powders)

Expiration dates may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Last checked batch codes

Date/Time UTCBrandAgeCountry
2018-04-22 02:35:02Dolce&Gabbana5 years 2 months 12 daysUnited States
2018-04-22 02:34:17CHANEL1 year 21 daysCanada
2018-04-22 02:33:52Paco Rabanne2 months 30 daysBrazil
2018-04-22 02:33:49Rimmel4 years 6 daysNew Zealand
2018-04-22 02:33:07Estee Lauder6 years 21 daysAustralia
2018-04-22 02:33:00Estee Lauder1 year 2 months 21 daysCanada
2018-04-22 02:32:48Rimmel5 years 28 daysNew Zealand
2018-04-22 02:32:36Carolina Herrera5 years 8 months 23 daysBrazil
2018-04-22 02:32:31Rimmel6 years 10 months 19 daysNew Zealand
2018-04-22 02:32:05Rimmel4 years 9 months 11 daysNew Zealand

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