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Are SBC Skincare products tested on animals?

SBC Skincare products are NOT tested on animals. As of 11th March 2013, a complete and total ban on animal testing for cosmetics was implemented in the EU. It is now illegal to test ingredients and finished products on animals for cosmetic reasons and is also illegal to import ingredients and finished products that are currently being tested on animals for cosmetic reasons. Therefore, you can be certain that none of our SBC Pro Skincare product ingredients, or finished products, are ever tested on animals.


Use and storage

Always read the instructions carefully, including any warnings for use. Avoid storing your products in direct sunlight or near sources of heat. Choose a dry, cool storage area where possible, replace the lid after each use and use within the recommended time period. Check the symbol on pack for the product’s individual PAO.

What is the shelf life of SBC Skincare products?

All SBC products have three years unopened. Please then use within 12 months of opening.

Why do some product bottles seem to have a grey tinge?

As part of our sustainability journey, we are increasing the PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic) in our packaging. Our packaging has recently increased to a minimum of 30% PCR, and many of our litres now have 100% PCR (available on QVC UK). Therefore, you may notice these bottles have a light grey hue, this is completely normal and does not affect the product in any way. A small price to pay within our sustainability journey!

What are the percentages of extracts within your products?

Though some active ingredient percentages are acknowledged on some of our product labels, generally we do not disclose confidential formula information. However, be rest assured that all extracts are pure. Throughout the development process of every product we ensure that the most appropriate levels of ingredients are used in order to achieve the level of efficacy that is desired and required from our products. We are conscious that all the ingredients within our products are present for a reason and our formulations are designed to support every ingredient and extract to boost efficacy.

Are SBC Skincare products natural?

Our carefully crafted products are formulated to care for you and your skin and giving you the results, you want and expect from SBC using natural, naturally derived or synthetic ingredients. Many ‘synthetic ingredients’ are crafted to be better suited to the skin and can be more environmentally friendly.

Why do some SBC Skincare products vary in colour?

The colour of some products may vary in colour from batch to batch. This is due to the natural extracts within our formulations.  This being the case, the final product can vary in colour or change over time, nevertheless the product’s quality is never reduced when colour variation occurs.

Do SBC Skincare products contain SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)?

We do not formulate products with SLS.

Do your products contain perfume/fragrance?

SBC Skincare’s fragrances are a key attribute to our products, we use both parfum and natural fragrances from essential oils.

Do SBC Skincare products contain parabens?

There are no parabens within SBC Skincare products.

How do SBC Skincare source collagen?

We use marine collagen in our products. As we are a cruelty free brand, the marine extracts used in our formulations come from the skin of fish already obtained for human consumption by approved providers.

Do SBC Skincare products contain alcohol?

Some products do contain alcohol or denatured alcohol (Alcohol Denat.). The small percentages of alcohol or Alcohol Denat. in SBC Skincare’s products will have no negative impact when applied to the skin, and in fact help the delivery of active ingredients to the skin.

Do SBC Skincare products contain palm oil?

We do NOT buy or use palm oil as an ingredient. Our commitment as a member of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), is to only buy the derived raw materials from suppliers who have pledged to “responsibly source sustainable raw materials”. In doing so, we aim to encourage all brands within the Beauty Industry to follow suit and help win the battle against worldwide environmental issues.

Are SBC Skincare products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

The majority of SBC product ranges are suitable for vegans, apart from the following:

  • Hydra-Collagen
  • Night Rituals
  • Propolis – suitable for vegetarians
  • Rosemary & Eucalyptus foot range – suitable for vegetarians
  • Manuka Honey - suitable for vegetarians
  • Calendula & Macadamia Shampoo and Conditioner