Sulfates help the foaming of many products by surrounding dirt and oil, trapping them and lifting them so they can easily be rinsed away. While this is good from a cleansing perspective, they are often too strong and can end up stripping the skin of its natural oil and drying it out. Common sulfates used include:
Parabens are common preservatives used in the cosmetics industries that have become increasingly controversial with regard to their safety. No conclusive evidence has been found to confirm their danger; however, more and more manufacturers are avoiding them as preventative measures.Petrochemicals
Petrochemicals include any chemical product derived from petroleum. They have been shown to interfere with the body's own natural moisturizing mechanism, which can lead to dryness and chapping. It can also cause problems with sensitivity.Phthalates
Phthalates are chemicals that are typically used to preserve fragrances in formulation, but have also become increasingly controversial in regards to their safety. No conclusive evidence has been found to confirm their danger; however, more and more manufacturers are avoiding them as preventative measures.GMOs
"Genetically Modified Organisms" (GMOs) include, for example, plants that have been genetically modified to product more usable fragrance. While this can help reduce the amount of synthetic chemicals in your cosmetics, as well as the cost, it is controversial due to its potential to disrupt the natural ecosystem.Why does it matter that you don't use these ingredients?
We've chosen not to use these ingredients because they have high potential to cause irritation to the skin and have been controversial in health research. We want to be as sure as possible that we are providing our customers with the safest possible ingredients for their skin and for our planet.
For best results, we recommend that you use your Stages of Beauty Treatment Cream twice a day — in the morning after cleansing and in the evening before you go to bed.Can I use it with makeup?
Of course! Many of the women who have used our products say that the treatment cream helps their makeup stay fresh-looking for longer! Just make sure you apply the treatment cream underneath your makeup.Can I use my Stages of Beauty products with an SPF?
Of course! We highly recommend all women use an SPF. Layer over your treatment cream if you would like to use an SPF.Why do the directions say "use with SPF"?
The directions recommend to use with SPF because we believe that all women should use an SPF product daily! Sun protection is especially important and is a primary cause of the appearance of aging. It causes damage to our skin, discoloration, and the promotes the degradation of our collagen and elastin.Can I use these creams on my neck?
Of course! In fact, we recommend that you use these products on your neck if you are not already using a neck cream. In addition to our faces, our necks and our hands are often easy ways that we give-away our true age.Can I use these creams around my eyes?
Sure! Stages of Beauty Treatment Creams are formulated for the sensitive tissue around our eyes as well.I have oily/problem skin - will your Treatment Creams make me break out?
No! Our products will not clog your pores. They are formulated to ensure that your skin's natural moisture barrier is balanced and functioning correctly.Can I use your Treatment Creams on other places on my body besides my face? (e.g. hands)
Of course! There is no reason not to!How long will it take to see results?
As with most skin creams, continued and consistent use is best. For best results, use your Stages of Beauty products twice a day for at least 12 weeks.
Our product doesn't have SPF because the beautiful texture of our Treatment Cream would have been lost and our products would no longer be fragrance-free. Also, we wanted to create a product that women could use both day and night. But don't worry, (age-specific) Stages of Beauty SPF creams and night creams are in the works for the future!Will your creams be hydrating enough for me? What if I have really dry skin?
Most women who use our product, even those with dry skin, say that their treatment cream provides just the right amount of hydration, leaving their skin balanced, not dry or tight. As we age, the level of hydration our skin needs typically increases. If you are getting close to turning 30/40/50, it might be time to try the product in the next age category. Products in the next age category are guaranteed to provide more hydration for your skin.What makes these products special?
Stages of Beauty products are the first of their kind as they provide age-specific formulas that take care of the complete needs of our skin as we age. As we age, many factors in our skin change. This is often why using a product that just targets of our fine lines and wrinkles is inadequate for our needs as it won't completely fight all the other signs of aging, like discoloration, decreased immunity, increased sensitivity, dullness, and so on.What makes the Radiance/Harmony/Elegance/Grace cream work? What are the key ingredients?
The #1 thing that makes all of our Treatment Creams work is the fact that they are formulated based on age and with the purpose of providing complete anti-aging care for your skin's needs. Our ingredients are also of the highest quality, and have been chose custom to each age. For more information on the specific ingredients in your product, please refer to the "Key Ingredients" section of our website.Are your products oil-free?
No. Stages of Beauty products are not oil-free. However, they will not clog pores or leave a layer of grime or film behind. Any oils used in our products are for the purposes of mimicking your skin's own natural moisture barrier and ensuring that your skin stays properly hydrated all day and all night.Are your products all-natural?
Many of the ingredients in Stages of Beauty's products are naturally based including many fruit and plant extracts.
No! Stages of Beauty is opposed to animal-testing and does not test any of our products on animals.Do your products have Parabens?
No. Due to controversies surrounding parabens, we have omitted them from our formulation to ensure that your skin is getting not only the best, but also the safest long term care possible.Do your products have sulfates?
No. Stages of Beauty products do not contain any sulfates.What if I have sensitive skin?
Not a problem! Our products are formulated for even the most sensitive of skin. We use no harsh chemicals or preservatives, plus, our products are fragrance-free. Fragrance is the most common form of sensitivity for women in their products.Can I use it with my medicated creams (e.g. Rosacea creams)?
Sure. There should be no reaction between the Stages of Beauty Treatment Creams the medicated creams you are currently using. Of course, if you do see a reaction, stop use and continue with your medicated cream. Always ask your doctor or dermatologist if you have specific questions concerning medical interactions.
Stages of Beauty products are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail (based on the size of your order) the day after you order and should be on your doorstep 1 to 5 business days later. Orders placed on Friday-Sunday are shipped on the following Monday.What are the shipping costs?
Shipping starts at $4.99 per delivery of Stages of Beauty products. If larger quantities of our products are ordered, shipping and handling will be calculated accordingly.Can I get the item(s) faster? (Express Overnight, etc.)
Our USPS First Class and Priority mail shipments will arrive very quickly at your doorstep. At this time, we do not currently offer express overnight shipment.Can you ship to a P.O. Box?
Yes, we can ship to P.O. BoxesWhich carriers are available to ship my order?
We ship all orders by the United States Postal Service.How to I check the status of my order?
You can check the status of your order by calling the Stages of Beauty Customer Service Department at 1-877-869-3162, Monday through Friday from 9am–9pm Eastern Time (US), and Saturday from 12pm–5pm Eastern Time (US). Customers located in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, please email us at email@example.com.
Please visit our website at www.StagesofBeauty.com and fill in your personal and payment information. Our online ordering process is secure, quick, and easy and we always respect your privacy.Which credit cards are accepted for the program?
Stages of Beauty currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.Can I pay by cash? If so, how?
We cannot accept cash payments on www.StagesofBeauty.com.Can I pay by check or money order? If so, how?
We apologize but we cannot accept checks or money orders for Stages of Beauty products at this time.What company name will appear on my credit card statement?
Stages of Beauty orders will appear on your credit card statements as FCF*STAGES or FCF*STAGES OF BEAUTY.
Our free trial offer does not obligate you to purchase our product. If you cancel before 18 days have passed, you will not be shipped more Stages of Beauty products nor billed any additional charges. You can keep your free bottle as our gift to you. After your free trial, if you wish to receive a refund for your purchase, you need only send back the unused portion within 30 days of the date the product was shipped to you and a full refund will be provided. Refunds will be provided regardless of reason for dissatisfaction.How and where do you send a return?
In order to receive a full refund, you must contact our customer service department at 1-877-869-3162 (US and Canada). Customers in Australia, please call us at 1800-193-846. Customers in the United Kingdom, please call us at 0808-1019173. Customers located in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our customer service department is open Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sat: 12pm - 5pm Eastern Time (US).Do you provide a money-back guarantee?
Yes, we provide a 30 day money back guarantee. This means that we offer a complete refund (less shipping and handling) for any returned product postmarked within 30 days of the date the product was shipped to you.What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel your subscription to Stages of Beauty at any time, for any reason, hassle-free. You will not be obligated to receive future shipments nor will you be charged again in the future.How can I cancel my order?
Please call our customer service department at 1-877-869-3162 (US and Canada). Customers in Australia, please call us at 1800-193-846. Customers in the United Kingdom, please call us at 0808-1019173. Customers located in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, please email us at email@example.com. Our customer service department is open Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sat: 12pm - 5pm Eastern Time (US).
Orders placed in the United States are shipped immediately by USPS First Class or Priority mail and arrive in 1-5 business days.How can I be sure that my information is safe and secure?
Your order is processed using our 128-bit security encryption.Are your testimonials real?
All individuals featured on our website are real people who have experienced real success using Stages of Beauty. They have signed legal consent forms to allow us to showcase their success on our websites and promotional materials.Will I be billed if I keep my free cream?
If after your 14-day free trial you are certain that you love our products, simply do nothing. Not until day 14 will you be shipped a fresh, one month supply, and be subsequently billed the ultra low price of $69.99 plus $4.99 S&H. And remember, there's never any obligation — you can cancel your membership at any time, for any reason.Still can't find your answer?
In the United States and Canada, call us at 1-877-869-3162. Customers located in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers in Australia, please call us at 1800-193-846. Customers in the United Kingdom, please call us at 0808-1019173. Our customer service department is open Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm Eastern Time (US) and Sat: 12pm - 5pm Eastern Time (US).
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