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Are the products or ingredients tested on animals?
We are very much against animal testing. We don't test any of our products on animals and we don't have anyone else test them for us. Our products have passed safety assessments, these are assessments of our formulations and don't include animal testing. We are very careful about where we source our ingredients and only buy from producers and suppliers who can assure us that there is no animal testing carried out on our ingredients.
The only animal derivatives we use are honey in our Mellow Mandarin Moisturiser and bees wax in our two lip balms.
Are they safe to use while pregnant?
All our products are safe to use except the Detox Body Scrub, the essential oils used in this product are very stimulating and so best avoided during pregnancy. Also to be safe we recommend limiting the use of our eye gel to twice a day, again because of an essential oil it contains.
Our body butter is fantastic for stretch marks and our Mellow Mandarin Moisturiser is great if your pregnancy is playing havoc with your skin, oily one minute, bone dry the next!! I designed most of the range when I was pregnant with my little boy, so I really took pregnancy into consideration!
Are they suitable for teenagers?
Our products are all about balancing the skin and this is so important in teenage skin. Our Orange and Grapefruit Exfoliant and Cleanser is perfect for unblocking the pores and balancing oil production in the skin. Most importantly because it is cream based it doesn’t dry the skin out. If you use very drying products on oily skin it can send the sebaceous glands into overdrive producing even more oil. Our Skin’s Superfood is helpful if there is a big outbreak and risk of scarring.
Are they 100% natural?
Yes, we only used natural plant derived ingredients. We use a preservative to prolong the products shelf life but it is a natural plant derived preservative and has organic certification. We use emulsifiers from the food industry, nut and seed oils, fruit extracts and herbs. We don’t use synthetic colours or fragrances, all our products are subtly scented with light and fruity essential oils. In our body butter we use a 100% natural perfume from the Grasse region.
By law we must list our ingredients in their INCI form – this is the full technical name for each ingredient and can sound quite unnatural, for example Shea Butter is Butyrospermum parkii. So you may see our preservative listed as Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid – this does not mean we use alcohol in our products, it means that our preservative contains a constituent extracted from a plant called Benzyl Alcohol, in biochemistry an alcohol is a type of molecule and benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol extracted from the essential oil of jasmine.
We don’t use SLS in our hand wash as it’s an incredibly drying ingredient, we use an organic base made from coconut oil.
We use absolutely no parabens.
What skin types are they suitable for?
Bia Beauty is suitable for all skin types. We are all about balancing the skin rather than separate products for separate skin types.
Are the products organic?
We don’t have organic status but we do use organic ingredients where possible, for example our Lemon Myrtle Hand Wash is made from 100% organic ingredients. As well as providing a natural and effective product we want to provide an affordable option. So we often use naturally produced ingredients rather than organically certified to keep the costs down.
Where are the ingredients sourced from?
We source ingredients from as local a source as possible. But it is not always possible to get Irish grown ingredients so we try to buy from as near to home as possible. And it’s very important to us that all our raw materials come from ethical and sustainable sources.
Have they been safety tested?
Yes all our products are compliant with EU regulations.
Where can I buy them?
You can buy from one of our many stockists, listed here on our Stockists page.
Or you can order online from www.biabeauty.com. We offer next day delivery once orders are in before 2pm. We do free delivery on orders over €50 to Ireland and we always add in a free sample for you too.
What kind of shelf life do they have?
All products except the lip balms have a shelf life of 1 and a half years. The lip balms have 2 years.