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WHY CAN’T I BUY THE LOTION P50 1970 IN THE UK?
In 1970, Yvan Allouche created the first Lotions P50, exfoliating lotions to be used for daily skin care. Unique of its kind, this progressive exfoliating treatment purifies, cleanses and reconditions, restoring the skin's original capacity to regenerate itself and glow from within. However, the original formulas contain phenol, which is an ingredient that has been banned in the European Union. Phenol was responsible for a tingling, burning sensation on the skin, and these formulas are currently only available in the U.S. Biologique Recherche took the opportunity to reformulate phenol-free Lotions P50 to improve the formulas with new and results-driven ingredients. The new formulations of Lotions P50 are available in the UK, please visit the page here.
WHERE ARE BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS MADE?
All Biologique Recherche products are made in their own factory in Suresnes, France.
ARE BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?
No, Biologique Recherche is against animal testing in all its forms. All of our formulations, ingredients and products are cruelty free. We comply with all current EU cosmetics directives, including those that prohibited finished cosmetic products from being tested on animals.
The Cosmetic Directive 76 / 768 / EEC 93 / 35 / EEC, 7th amendment (September 11th, 2004), and the new European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 led to the ban animal testings for cosmetic purposes.
Biologique Recherche is committed not to use raw materials coming from protected or endangered species. We can ensure that we follow the highest standards of safety, hygiene and traceability.
DO BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS CONTAIN BIOLOGICAL EXTRACTS?
Animal and vegetal active ingredients in Biologique Recherche products are by-products and all respectful of C.I.T.E.S. guidelines. As a result, we commit to not use raw materials derived from protected or endangered species.
IS BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE NATURE-FRIENDLY?
None of Biologique Recherche products destroys nor harms natural resources. Biologique Recherche always maintains in all of its developments a commitment to preserve natural resources. Most of our suppliers located in France abide by ISO 14000 standards.
DO BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS CONTAIN ANY PRESERVATIVES?
Biologique Recherche does not use any controversial ingredients to act as preservatives; none of our products contain paraben or silicone.
WHAT IS THE SHELF-LIFE OF BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE PRODUCTS?
All Biologique Recherche skin care products have a shelf-life of 12-30 months from manufacturing and there is a best before date and batch code on each product. Once opened, the shelf-life is 3-12 months depending on the product. This is indicated on each product within the following icon:
SHOULD I KEEP BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE IN THE FRIDGE?
It is always best to keep your Biologique Recherche in an ambient to cold environment. It is not required to store your products in the fridge, however some masks and serums could be kept in the refrigerator to enjoy a cooling effect.
Please note that if you are using Biologique Recherche Cocktail d’Actifs Régénérants, it is important to follow specific storage instructions. Should you not use one of the bottles entirely, please keep in the fridge and use within 48 hours.
WHAT ARE PROOFTAG© STICKERS?
The Prooftag© stickers are a system that was developed to offer a Product Tracking, Counterferteing and Consumer Protection service. This system involves affixing on each Biologique Recherche product, excepted samples and accessories, a label composed of a QR code and a Bubble tag™. These labels allow each product to be tracked from the warehouse to you and ensure not only traceability and quality control of Biologique Recherche products but also health safety. This system proves product authenticity, and fight against counterfeiting and parallel markets.
WHAT IS THE BR OXYGENATING COMPLEX?
Biologique Recherche Oxygenating Complex boasts exceptional oxygenating properties: in vitro tests show that the Oxygenating Complex clearly stimulates cellular respiration, when cells lack oxygen. These significant results highlight a direct “oxygen carrying / replenishing” effect, and increases the results of the other active ingredients that will be applied. It is a secret BR formula that contains, among other ingredients, perflurodecalin, a compound known for transporting oxygen.
WHAT IS THE BR BOTANICAL COMPLEX?
The exclusive Biologique Recherche Phyto-Complex is a botanical complex composed of Fucus (aka Rockweed), Birch, Ivy and Horsetail. These combined extracts give this Phyto-Complex toning, detoxifying and purifying properties.
I'M PREGNANT! CAN I USE THE LOTION P50 DURING PREGNANCY?
Absolutely, you can use the Lotion P50 whilst being pregnant.
I'M PREGNANT! WHAT PRODUCT CAN I USE DURING PREGNANCY?
All Biologique Recherche products that are free from essential oils are suitable for use throughout your entire pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Although you are able to use all of Biologique Recherche face care products, we recommend to that you always mention that you are pregnant to your Skin Care Consultant.
I'M PREGNANT! WHAT TREATMENT CAN I HAVE DURING PREGNANCY?
All Biologique Recherche treatments that are free from essential oils are suitable for use throughout your entire pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Although you are able to use all of Biologique Recherche face care products, we recommend to that you always mention that you are pregnant to your Skin Care Consultant.
I HAVE PIGMENTED SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
I'M ON MEDICATION FOR ACNE, WHAT PRODUCTS WOULD BE SUITABLE?
If you are currently on Roaccutane or any Tretinoin/Retinol/Vitamin A-based product, we would advise you to speak to your dermatologist. We have a range of facial products that would be suitable for seborrheic Skin Instants® that are prone to acne. Once you are off medication, we recommend that you have a four-week break before starting hydroxy acid-based products such as our Lotions P50.
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE AFTER A SURGICAL OR SKIN RESURFACING PROCEDURE?
WHICH PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE FOR ROSACEA?
If you are affected by rosacea, we highly recommend that you utilise our Targeted Sérum, Sérum Erythros, combined with our Biosensible range. With rosacea, we advise that you have a simple skin care routine. Please contact us for further information on how to alleviate redness and reduce blood flow to the skin using Biologique Recherche.
CAN YOU USE BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE ALONGSIDE OTHER BRANDS?
Of course – we don’t expect all of our customers to have a full Biologique Recherche skin care routine! However, we advise that you consult us before using any other skin care product alongside your Biologique Recherche care as it may counteract the effects of our products or sensitise your skin.
WHERE ARE AUTEUR PRODUCTS MADE?
AUTEUR products are made in Germany.
DO AUTEUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN ANY PRESERVATIVES?
AUTEUR products are formulated to strict EU ingredient standards and do not include any of the following: PEGS, parabens, sulfates phthaltes, mineral oils, dyes, cyclomethicones, nanoparticles.
IS AUTEUR PACKAGING SUSTAINABLE?
Yes, AUTEUR packaging is free from plastic and the glass bottles are fully recyclable once they are empty and separated from the pump dispenser.
HOW SHOULD I APPLY AUTEUR PRODUCTS?
Detailed instructions on how to apply each product are provided in the ‘How to use’ dropdown on the product page.
SHOULD I KEEP AUTEUR PRODUCTS IN THE FRIDGE?
All AUTEUR products should be stored at ambient temperature.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF AUTEUR PRODUCTS?
All AUTEUR products are packaged in airtight containers to ensure maximum potency. Once opened they have a shelf life of 6 months.
HOW DO I KNOW THE PRODUCTS ARE AUTHENTIC?
All AUTEUR product boxes are affixed with security tags, which contain a QR code that can be scanned to confirm product authenticity.
WHAT DOES ‘HIGH-ACTIVE SKINCARE COMPOSITIONS’ MEAN?
An individual Auteur product can contain up to 40 different active ingredients, each of which are uniquely formulated to include the highest concentration permitted. This means the products penetrate deeper into the epidermis and remain there for longer periods of time, leading to more visible and lasting results.
WILL THE ‘HIGH-ACTIVE SKINCARE COMPOSITIONS’ CAUSE IRRITATION?
AUTEUR products are skilfully composed with sophisticated delivery systems which allow the formulas to penetrate deeper into the epidermis, rather than sitting on the surface, which is what leads to irritation. Each formulation also contains ceramides and their patented hyaluronic complexes, which will calm and comfort the skin whilst simultaneously strengthening the
WHAT IS THE TRIPLE FLOW PERFLUOROCARBON COMPLEX?
Three medical grade perfluorocarbons, which accelerate the delivery of oxygen into the skin,
support skin cell regeneration and rejuvenation, drawing moisture and promoting healthier, more radiant skin. It is featured in Composition No. 1 and the Definitive Density Cream.
WHAT IS THE HYALUFIX™ COMPLEX?
Sustainably sourced from Thai ginger leaves Hyalufix™ stimulates the skins natural production of hyaluronic acid. It delivers intense hydration of a cellular level and significantly corrects deep set wrinkles, improves skin density whilst firming and plumping.
It is featured in the Definitive Hyaluron Activator.
WHAT ARE PHYTIC ACIDS?
A gentle but powerful AHA derived from oat bran. Phytic Acid exfoliates the skin removing dead skin cells to reveal a more vibrant complexion. This potent antioxidant will prevent black heads, tighten pores and protect against free radical damage. These are featured in the Definitive Optimising Mask
WHAT IS SYN®-AKE?
A powerful polypeptide formulated to mimic a protein that is found in the venom of the temple viper. It significantly improves and prevents fine lines and wrinkles and will dramatically lift sagging skin over time by reducing muscular mico-contractions. It is featured in Composition No.1, Definitive Line Serum, Definitive Density Cream and Definitive Eye Cream.
WHAT IS ENCAPSULATED RETINOL?
A stabilised form of Vitamin A, which supports the skins natural immune system. The retinols encapsulation allows it to penetrate deeper and more efficiently so that it is deposited exactly where it needs to be. It speeds up cellular turnover and maintains a healthy dermis and epidermis without the irritation of traditional retinols.
WHAT IS A HYALURON?
An all-natural, water soluble form of Hyaluronic acid. Due to the low molecular weight, it is able to penetrate deep within the epidermis to attract and bind water and restore skin to its optimum hydration level. It also supports collagen production, maintains elastic and revitalises the complexion.
WHAT IS LIFTISS®
A natural extract of the fruit of the baobab tree, liftiss® reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by firming, lifting and deeply moisturizing the skin. a phytobioactive, it restores water flow to revitalize and energize skin, refresh the complexion, and help facial features appear sharper and more defined.
I HAVE PIGMENTED SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
For Pigmented Skin, we would recommend using the Definitive Enzyme Cleanser, Definitive Lifting Toner, Definitive Line Serum, Definitive Retinol Serum and the Composition No.1. All these products contain anti-pigmentation and brightening complexes like Lactic Acid and Peony Root Extract.
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
As AUTEUR products are formulated using high active skincare compositions we do not recommend using them if you have sensitive skin.
I HAVE OILY SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
For oily skin we would recommend using theDefinitive Enzyme Cleanser, Definitive Lifting Toner, Definitive Optimising Mask and Composition No.1.
I HAVE MATURE SKIN, WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE?
The entire AUTEUR product range contains targeted ingredients and complexes such as, as SYN®-AKE, X50 Myocept, Snow Mushroom Extract, Rosmarinyl™ Glucoside and
LIFTISS®, that were specifically formulated to target and treat the main signs of ageing, including fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dullness and dehydration.
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE FOR ROSACEA?
As AUTEUR products are formulated using high active skincare compositions, we do not recommend using them if you suffer from Rosacea. Please contact us for further information on how to alleviate redness and reduce blood flow to the skin using our other brands.
I’M PREGNANT! WHAT PRODUCT CAN I USE?
All AUTEUR products that are free from pure retinol ingredients are suitable for use throughout pregnancy and when breastfeeding. These include the Definitive Enzyme Cleanser, Definitive Lifting Toner, Definitive Optimising Mask, Definitive Hyaluron Activator, Definitive Line Serum, Definitive Eye Cream and Definitive Density Cream. We always recommend that you mention that you are pregnant to your Skin Care consultant.
I’M PREGNANT! CAN I USE SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS CONTAINING NATURAL RETINOL?
Yes,products containing natural retinol complexes like Kahai Oil or Bakuchiol are safe to use when pregnant. Kahai Oil, extracted by cold pressing the nuts of the Cacay tree, has a high concentration of Vitamin A, which is a natural and safe retinol. Backuchiol is an extract derived from the leaves and seeds of the babchi plant. It’s a herb to help heal, calm, and soothe the skin. Both of these are safe to use when pregnant.
I’M ON MEDICATION FOR ACNE, WHAT PRODUCTS WOULD BE SUITABLE?
If you are currently on Roaccutane or any Tretinoin/Retinol/Vitamin A based product, we would advise you to speak to your dermatologist. For those with active and/or infected acne, we would recommend following a Biologique Recherche prescription designed specifically to target this.
WHERE ARE AYUNA PRODUCTS MADE?
Ayuna was created and is made in Spain.
WHAT DOES AYUNA MEAN?
Ayuna translates to 'fasting' in Spanish
WHAT IS TOPICAL FASTING?
Topical fasting is an approach to promote the proper functioning of the skin, without overstimulating and overfeeding it and providing it only with what it needs. The basis for cosmetic fasting is the same as oral fasting: when we eliminate over-stimulation, limit food intake, and follow a balanced diet, the repair and regeneration mechanisms immediately kick-in. In this situation, you activate the cell’s function and its natural defences to a normal level.
WHAT IS GREEN TECHNOLOGY?
Specifically designed as an eco-luxury beauty brand, Ayuna’s botanical scientists have been inspired by the observation and conservation of plant species. They have cultivated, cared for, and researched numerous select plant varieties, from which botanical cells of remarkable quality and effectiveness have been obtained. The cultivation method of these cells is one free of pesticides or contaminants, and which does not exhaust or overexploit our precious natural resources.
WHAT IS AYUNA'S SCIENTIFIC GARDEN?
Ayuna’s Scientific Garden stems from Botanical Cell Cultures derived from wild plants that are adapted to controlled conditions of a laboratory. It is a vertical, sustainable, and indoor in vitro culture system, from which a high cell density suspension is obtained that is rich in growth factors, transcription and epigenetic factors and peptides.
DOES AYUNA USE MICROBIOME FRIENDLY PRESERVATIVES?
Ayuna products are formulated to protect the skin’s microbiota with a unique combination of microbiome-friendly preservatives of natural origin.
IS AYUNA VEGAN?
Ayuna is vegan-friendly and is free-from animal derived ingredients (excluding Cream II, which does include beeswax to help with its richer texture).
IS AYUNA CRUELTY FREE?
Ayuna is completely cruelty free. The brand never has and never will be tested on animals.
IS AYUNA ORGANIC?
All of Ayuna’s ingredients are naturally sourced and, whenever possible, organic. Many of their products boast ingredient lists that are more than 50% organic.
IS AYUNA SUSTAINABLE?
Ayuna uses cultivation methods that have a minimal water consumption and carbon footprint. Using water derived from fruit, rather than traditional water sources, Ayuna uses the smallest amount of water during the production of their products. By using pure botanical ingredients that are pesticide and herbicide free, the production of these products does not damage the environment in which ingredients are found and cultivated.
IS AYUNA'S PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?
All of Ayuna’s packaging is completely recyclable. The packaging is made with aminoplastics, rather than conventional plastics. These plastics have a much smaller carbon footprint and the energy consumed during production is also much less than other plastics. Waste and surplus product can also be used on fertilisers for the agricultural industry as part of the same production system.
DOES AYUNA USE ANY INGREDIENTS OF CONCERN?
Ayuna products are developed free from all ingredients that are of concern:
EDTA, BHT, BHA, Phthalates, Synthetic musk, Formaldehyde, Halogenated organic compounds, Isothiazolinones, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl alcohol, Acrylates, Acrylamides, Polyacrylamides, Vinyl & Styrene derivatives, Ethoxylated compounds, Nitrosamine agents, Per & Polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS), Petrochemicals (propylene glycol, mineral oil), Sulphates, Quats & amines, Synthetic dyes, Aluminium salts, Talc, Siloxanes and Silanes, Toluene, Xylene, Hydroquinone, Retinoids, Chemical sunscreens, Heavy metal & pesticide carriers, Nanoparticles, GMO, Animal origin ingredients, Ionizing radiation.
IS AYUNA COMPLIANT WITH ALL STANDARDS?
All ingredients are EcoCert, Natrue, Cosmos and/or ISO Compliant.
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE ON AYUNA PRODUCTS?
All Ayuna products have a shelf life of 12 months once opened. Best before dates can be found on the underside of each product.
CAN I USE AYUNA'S PRODUCTS IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes! All of Ayuna’s product are safe to be used during pregnancy.
WHAT IS THE BEAUTIFULNESS COCKTAIL?
The iconic scent found in all Ayuna products. A cocktail of natural aromatic essential oils: gurjum balm, holywood, myrrh, chamomile, rosemary and buchu.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREAM I AND II?
Mainly the texture, and therefore the skin types each cream is going to work best for. Cream I has a lighter texture, meaning it will pair beautifully with oily / combination skin types. Cream II on the other hand is richer, pairing better with dryer skin types in need of nourishing (Cream II also has added beeswax).
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AYUNA'S FACIALS AND THE LOTION P50 RANGE?
Ayuna’s facials are powders in lotion, that need to be shaken prior to use, resulting in a creamier texture. The facials also use a raspberry vinegar, rather than the apple cider found in the Lotion P50 range. The Ayuna facials also include fermented lactobacillus and cocos nucifera. These are post-biotics. Peptide technology that maintains the balance of the skin’s microbiome by promoting the survival of beneficial microorganisms, as well as providing broad-spectrum protection to the formula against bacteria, yeast, and mould. It also acts as a natural and probiotic preservative.
SHOULD I USE THE FACIAL HIGH OR THE FACIAL LOW?
The Facial Low is generally better for more sensitive skin types, and those who have not used a chemical exfoliant before. The Facial High works best on thicker, more oily skin types.
WHAT SHOULD I USE IF I HAVE DRY SKIN?
For dryer skin types we recommend Soap Rich, the Facial Low, Essence, Cellular Oil, Cream III and Velo.
WHAT SHOULD I USE IF I HAVE OILY / COMBINATION SKIN?
For oily / combination skin types we recommend Soap Detox, the Facial High, Essence, Balm, Cream, Velo.
WHAT SHOULD I USE IF I HAVE NORMAL / BALANCED SKIN?
For normal / balanced skin types we recommend Soap, the Facial Low, Essence, Balm, Cellular Oil, Cream II, Velo.
WHAT SHOULD I USE IF I HAVE MATURE SKIN?
For mature skin types we recommend Soap Rich, the Facial Low, Balm, Cellular Oil, Cream III and Velo.
WHAT CAN I USE IF I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN?
For those with sensitive skin we recommend Soap or Soap Rich, the Facial Low, Balm, Cellular Oil, Cream III and Velo.
WILL CREAM III MAKE ME HIGH?
No! THC is the compound found in cannabis that is the cause of psychoactive effects. Cream III features cannabis sativa callus lysate which is the first generation of cannabis sativa stem cells
CAN I USE AYUNA IF I HAVE ACNE?
If you are currently on Roaccutane or any Tretinoin/Retinol/Vitamin A based product, we would advise you to speak to your dermatologist. For those with active and / or infected acne we would recommend following a Biologique Recherche prescription designed specifically to target this, once this is dealt with, then we could look at moving onto an Ayuna routine.
HOW DO I USE THE AYUNA SOAPS?
Ayuna soaps can be used three ways.
1. As a cleansing mousse. For oily complexions or skin with visible pores, that does not leave an oily residue. Activate it using a cosmetic brush and water to create a creamy foam and massage onto the skin. Remove with warm water and dry.
2. As a cleansing cream. A gentle cleanser that removes impurities and makeup. Lather by lightly wetting hands and rubbing the soap between your palms, creating a creamy texture. Gently massage over the skin, focussing on areas of concern. Rise with water and dry.
3. As a micellar water. Perfectly compatible with delicate skin. Activate the product using water to create a micellar solution, moisten a cotton pad with the micellar solution, carefully cleanse and/or remove makeup from face and eye contour area.
HOW DO I USE THE ESSENCE?
This product can be used once or twice a week. Apply a thick and uniform layer, wait 5 minutes, buff the skin by gently swiping your hand over the skin and rolling the product away, rinse excess and dry.
HOW DO I USE THE BALM?
This product can be used once or twice a week. Apply a fine layer after the cleansing ritual, allow 5-1 minutes, emulsify by adding plenty of water and using gentle circular movements over the skin, rinse the mask off in the shower or remove with warm moistened sponges.
WHAT IS COLD SAPONIFICATION?
Saponification is a chemical process in which a fatty element is neutralised in a basic aqueous medium to generate soap & glycerine. The method involves mixing the ingredients, saponification or curing.
Unlike conventional industrial processes, artisanal cold saponification is a much lengthier and more delicate process, involving no heat that guarantees the formula retains all the properties of its ingredients as well as very high glycerine content (at least 7-8%). In addition, by using top-quality raw materials, the artisanal cold process does not require repeated washing of the mixture, which is typical in the industrial process. This makes it a much more sustainable and eco friendly technique.
Every natural soap needs a curing or sedimentation phase. This is the process by which the soap matures for a few weeks in a suitable environmental condition, in a cool, dry area, away from heat and direct light. During this phase, the soap gradually acquires its final firmness and colour, the excess water evaporates, and the chemical process of saponification is completed. As a result, no free irritants remain in the final product, resulting in a fine texture and delicately solid bar.
WHAT IS THE CANNABIS SATIVA CALLUS LYSATE AND CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) CALLUS LYSATE INCLUDED IN CREAM III?
Firstly, cannabis sativa callus lysate is the first generation of cannabis sativa stem cells, that act on the microbiota-skin-brain axis and act as the first instant mood lifter stimulating positive emotions.
Curcuma longa callus lysate is a plasma that consists of the concentrate metabolome of totipotent cells from turmeric rhizome. This metabolome is rich in stress-related cell factors specially designed to act synergistically against brain-skin connection induced stress.
WHAT ARE BOTANICAL CELL FACTORS?
Ayuna uses plasmas rich in botanical cell factors (from pomegranate, cotton, green carrot, turmeric, and noni). They are a synergistic combination of stem cells, growth factors, plus transcription and epigenetic factors.
WHAT DOES LEMON WATER DO?
The lemon water used in Ayuna’s products is 100% organic. It is sublimated water that provides an immediate hydrating effect and enzymatic activity.
WHAT ARE GROWTH FACTORS?
Growth factors are proteins that are naturally produced by skin cells and are responsible for maintaining homeostasis, which helps keep your skin alive and healthy. In simpler terms, the purpose of growth factors is to ac as a healing agent.
WHAT ARE PEPTIDIC FRACTIONS?
These fractions represent the first generation of genuine plant peptides.
WHAT ARE EPIGENETICS IN SKINCARE?
Epigenetic skincare focuses on the change in skin cells caused by the modification of DNA expression. They can stimulate issue regeneration and protein turnover, resulting in smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin.
WHAT IS SAPELO’S PHILOSOPHY?
WHERE ARE SAPELO PRODUCTS MADE?
WHAT ARE BIOACTIVE PEPTIDES?
DOES SAPELO USE ACIDS?
IS SAPELO VEGAN?
WHAT IS THE ARCTIC RED CAVIAR?
IS SAPELO CRUELTY FREE?
IS SAPELO ORGANIC?
IS SAPELO SUSTAINABLE?
IS SAPELO’S PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?
CAN I USE SAPELO IF I AM PREGNANT?
CAN I USE SAPELO IF I’M BREASTFEEDING?
CAN I USE SAPELO IF I HAVE ROSACEA?
CAN I USE SAPELO IF I HAVE A SENSITIVE SKIN?
CAN I USE SAPELO IF I HAVE ACNE?
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE IF I’M ON MEDICATION FOR ACNE?
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE IF I HAVE STRESSED/TIRED SKIN?
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE IF I HAVE IRRITATED SKIN?
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE IF I HAVE DULL SKIN?
WHICH PRODUCTS CAN I USE IF I HAVE AN OILY/COMBINATION SKIN?
DOES SAPELO USE ANY INGREDIENTS OF CONCERN?
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF SAPELO’S PRODUCTS?
SHOULD I KEEP SAPELO PRODUCTS IN THE FRIDGE?
CAN I USE SAPELO ALONGSIDE OTHER BRANDS?
CAN I USE SAPELO PRODUCTS WITH HYDROXY ACIDS?
CAN I USE SAPELO WITH RETINOID/RETINOL?
How Often Should I Chemically Exfoliate?
Every day, morning and evening, except if you are exposed to sun or have sensitive skin. In the case of the former, we would recommend that you only use our exfoliating lotions in the evening and always use SPF protection. If you have sensitive skin, you can space out uses and dilute the exfoliation lotion by using a dampened cotton pad instead of a dry one.
When Should I Apply My Sunscreen?
We advise that you use SPF protection daily, as the last step of your skin care regime. If you are using Biologique Recherche products, the application should happen after your Cream or Finishing Sérum if you use any. Please reapply Protection U.V. SPF 25 regularly (every two hours). Note that Biologique Recherche also has two other solar products: Préparation U.V. and Réparation U.V., to prepare the skin before sun exposure and repair it after exposure.
Do You Offer Skin Care Advice
Of course! If you are not sure about a product that has been recommended to you or would like to ask any questions about the skin care products we supply, please contact us on +44 (0) 20 3358 9998 and ask to speak to a Skin Care Consultant.
CAN’T FIND THE PRODUCT I WANT / PRODUCT I WANT IS OUT OF STOCK, WILL YOU BE GETTING IT BACK?
Unfortunately, due to high demand some products do sometimes sells out. If you can’t find a product on the site that was featured in an email or that you previously purchased, it may be because it has now sold out. Some of our products feature ‘Notify me when available’ which will email you when a product comes back into stock. Contact Customer Services for information on stock delivery dates
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Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirmation generated immediately upon successful order submission. We will then send you a second notification when your order has been shipped. Should you not have received this confirmation, please do contact us as soon as possible and we will rectify the situation for you.
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view all your account activity from here. You will also automatically be enrolled in our MYEB Rewards programme and earn 75 points for creating an account as well as get 1 point for £1 you spend.
HOW LONG DO POINTS LASTS ?
Points accrued from a purchase will expire 1 year from date of that purchase. So, to maintain points, be sure to make the necessary amount of orders every 1 year to maintain your points status and to ensure your points don't expire.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN MYEB REWARDS?
MyEB Rewards is the best
way to earn points which go towards future orders.
You can do this just by shopping, referring a friend or even following us on social media. You can use points to earn discounts on purchases, so the more you collect the more you save.
HOW DO I EARN POINTS?
HOW MUCH ARE POINTS WORTH?
HOW DO I CHECK MY BALANCE?
HOW DO I REDEEM MY REWARDS?
Log into your account and click on the 'My Rewards' tab in the left hand menu.
Scroll down to the 'Rewards' section, where you be able to select the voucher amount applicable to you that you have built up through your purchases and interactions.
CAN I SPLIT MY REWARDS VOUCHER OVER MULTIPLE PURCHASES?
Unfortunately, our platform does not support this. Each voucher must be used in one purchase.
WHAT DO THE 'APPROVED', 'PENDING' AND 'CANCELLED' STATUSES MEAN?
Approved: These points can be redeemed for rewards immediately.
Pending: These points are needed to be verified before you can redeem them. This typically applies to purchases and referrals.
Cancelled: These points will not be added to your account. For example, this will happen if you cancel a purchase (the points will change from pending to canceled).
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY POINTS IF I RECEIVE A REFUND OR RETURN THE PURCHASE?
If you return an order or receive a refund, points will automatically be removed from your account. But don't worry, you can earn them back with your next purchase!
WHAT HAPPENS IF A FRIEND I REFER CANCELS OR RETURNS THEIR ORDER?
Your pending points will become canceled and will be removed from your account.
WHY DID MY ACCOUNT BALANCE GO DOWN?
You, or someone you referred, cancelled or returned a purchase.
HOW CAN I SHARE MY REFERRAL URL?
You can share your URL however you see fit with the exception of coupon or deal sites.
You can find your URL by clicking on 'Refer Your Friends' link in the Earn Rewards section - From the My Rewards Tab.
We love seeing our customers share their link on their blogs or social profiles!
I COMPLETED AN ACTIVITY BUT DIDN'T EARN POINTS
It can sometimes take a few minutes for us to process your activity and provide your points.
CAN I USE MY POINTS DURING CHECKOUT?
Not directly. Please redeem your points for a voucher which can then be applied during checkout.
HOW DO I LEAVE THE PROGRAM?
If you no longer wish to earn points, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask to be removed. You will lose any points you have accrued.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I LEAVE AND DECIDE TO JOIN AGAIN?
Just contact us (email@example.com) and we'll re-enroll you. Please note your point total will begin from zero again.
HOW LONG DOES MY TIER STATUS LEVEL LAST?
Your tier status, such as L'Aristo and Sa Majeste is renewed every 12 months from the date you joined MyEB Rewards.
So you'll need to spend the minimum amount over the 12 month period to maintain your status level. In the case of L'Aristo status this would be £751+500 over a 12 month period, in order to maintain this status
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF POINTS I CAN EARN?
No. Go ahead and earn as many as you wish!
•FREE Next Working Day Delivery when you spend over £150
(Order before 1pm)
We will deliver the merchandise in accordance with the delivery option selected by you. All shipping costs are inclusive of VAT.
•NEXT WORKING DAY UK DELIVERY (excluding NI, Channel Islands and Scotland*) : £8.00
Receive your order the next working Day if you order is placed before 1pm. (Monday - Friday)
•SATURDAY UK DELIVERY (excluding NI, Channel Islands and Scotland*): £18.00
Order before 1pm this Friday, and receive your order this Saturday.
*(For NI, Channel Islands & Scotland - due to the courier service in place, we cannot guarantee next day delivery to these areas, however we expect you will receive your delivery within 2-3 working days)
Please note that working days exclude Saturdays, Sundays, National and Bank Holidays.
A signature is required on delivery of all parcels for security reasons. If you know you won't be at home during normal office hours, please provide an alternative delivery address where someone will be available to sign for your parcel. As all of our parcels require a signature upon delivery, we are unable to deliver to PO Box addresses.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, there may be some delays in the delivery of your order.
Please note that if you are unable to take delivery and the parcel is returned to us then you will need to pay an additional delivery fee to have the parcel sent out again.
We hope you will be completely delighted with your order. However, if for any reason you are not, we are happy to offer a credit as long as you return the product to us within 14 days, unopened, unused and in its original packaging. We reserve the right to refuse an credit if items are non-saleable. Cost of original postage and return postage is non-refundable.
Return products by Mail Recorded Delivery
Up to 14 days
Items returned by post can take up to 14 working days to process. For refunds, we will reimburse you using your original payment method.
Before processing to your return, send us a notice of cancellation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information. We will then let you know the return address.
- • The invoice as an attachment and the order number
- • The products which are being exchanged/returned
- • The reason why the products aren’t suitable
- • Your contact details (phone number, email and postal addresses)
- • Whether you require an exchange or refund
- • Please include a copy of this email with your returned parcel.
- • Please always include a convenient telephone number and your email address in case we need to contact you regarding your return.
Please ensure your parcel is sent using Recorded Delivery and that your items are securely wrapped. We strongly recommend Royal Mail for your returns and that you obtain a postage receipt with your tracking number. We are responsible for your parcel only once it has been received in our warehouse. Items lost in transit will not be treated as returned.
Once we have processed your return our Returns Department will contact you by telephone or email. Refunds for valid claims will be made by Embassy of Beauty as soon as possible by the original payment method, no later than 14 working days after we have received the goods. Further time may be required dependent on your bank or payment methods process time for it to appear back on your original payment method.
Delivery charges are not refunded, and postage or other return costs will also be your responsibility.
If, after sending your parcel back you have not been contacted by us, please kindly contact us on +44 (0) 20 3358 9998 Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 6.00pm or email email@example.com, in order for us to further investigate.