In our retinol serum, we use a strong form of retinol which has a percentage of 0.1% overall in the serum. This percentage is the maximum limit we are able to use.
The Brightening Serum helps diminish the appearance of age spots and brown marks so it will help with freckles.
In regards to the time frame, there are many factors that will determine your results, mainly the cause as it could depend on diet, meds, hormones, lifestyle etc. Results will depend on each individuals skin as every skin will be different. The skin has a 28 day cycle so you don’t generally see benefits until after a full cycle of cell renewal turnover has taken place. Also results can take a lot longer for some skin types depending on the severity of the breakouts.
Q: What products contain Salicylic Acid and Retinol?
Most of our products are safe to use during pregnancy. Some of our products contain Salicylic Acid and Retinol, which is recommended that you consult with your doctor before using.
The products in our range that contains Salicylic Acid are:
- Microdermal Cleansing Scrub
- Next Generation Cleanser + SRC
- Spot Control serum
- ReBalense Moisturiser – Oily
- Intensive Retinol serum
The products in our range that contains Retinol are:
- Intensive retinol serum
Q: Is BALENSE Vegan Friendly & Cruelty Free?
Balense is cruelty free and will never test on animals. The ingredients within all our products are NOT test on animals nor do we support cruelty. Balense is also paraben free, sulphate free, uses recyclable packaging, and uses biodegradable beads to protect our waterways and marine life.
Just to clarify the regulations in China. Animal testing is being phased out, and there are only certain ingredients that are tested on animals (not that it makes it any better). Testing only occurs on products going into China for sale that contain ingredients on their restricted list.
Our products nor any of the ingredients that we put in our products are tested on animals. We do however source our Liquorice Root ingredient from China, from a sustainably resourced farm that ensures its purity. It is NOT tested on animals.
Our entire team is dedicated to ensuring that our products are ethical and will never be tested on animals nor will we ever source ingredients that are tested on animals. Balense is vegan friendly, which you can find in our brochures.
Q: How much are International Shipping charges?
Shipping charges are based upon the value of your order, the weight of your order and the destination of your order. Once you have your order completed in your shopping cart you can select your destination country to see the shipping options available to you and how much they cost. Orders that are designated for international shipping outside of Australia may be subjected to taxes, customs duties and other fees by the destination country. The recipient is responsible for these fees.
If the purchaser refuses a shipment, they are responsible for any import fees incurred, cost of returning the shipment and the original shipping charges. This amount will be deducted from the merchandise refund plus a 5% restocking fee.
Balense is not responsible for return of shipments or reimbursement of lost packages or damaged products.
Q: Does any of the products contain Drying Alcohol ingredients?
None of our Balense products contain any drying alcohol ingredients. Balense uses a unique Time- Release Delivery System to provide controlled and enhanced delivery of water into the layers of the skin. Providing up to five times more hydration activity than Hyaluronic Acid.
We highly recommend visiting your nearest Australian Skin Clinics for a free in-person consultation to get a personalised Balense prescription.
Q: How long until you see results?
There are many factors that will determine your results, mainly the cause as it could depend on diet, meds, hormones, lifestyle etc. Results will depend on each individual’s skin as everyone will be different. The skin has a 28 day cycle so you generally don’t see benefits until after a full cycle of cell renewal turnover has taken place. Also results can take a lot longer for some skin types depending on the severity of the breakouts.
Q: Product mL’s
For the products in the Boost and Hydrate range, one full pump of the product dispenses 1mL. It is recommended that you use a quarter of a 1mL (equivalent to a pea size amount). By using the recommended dosage twice a day you should get two months of the product, give or take. We also recommend dispersing the product onto your finger, then lightly dabbing the product all around the face and massaging it in. We recommend this as rubbing the product between your fingers prior to applying to your face will result in your hands absorbing the product and going through the product a lot quicker.
This small dosage recommended is enough to deliver the benefits within the skin, as Balense contains potent actives and our unique Time-Release delivery system which works like a drip feed, penetrating the product into the skin throughout the day.
As a brand we pride ourselves on holding a high ethical standard, and what is best for the customer. Our products go through a strict manufacturing process and intensive quality control to ensure all product measurements are no less than what is stated on the product packaging. Balense products, especially serums are formulated and manufactured to feel as light a water with the products being a thinner consistency.
Q: Refunds and Returns
For BALENSE® products purchased online:
Forward Scout Enterprises Pty Ltd stand behind every product we sell. If there are any issues with your purchase, we will happily provide a credit* (including tax where applicable) for products returned within 30 days of your purchase date, issued in the original form of payment.
Please Note: To be issued a refund or exchange, the item/s must be returned.
Please download and complete the returns form below and email it through to email@example.com
Q: How much are Shipping Charges?
Shipping & Handling Charges are as follows:
Coronavirus Pandemic Notification
“Here at Balense we are doing everything possible to ensure we keep up with the supply and shipping demands of our customers during this Coronavirus pandemic.
We have been working hard with our freighting partners AusPost to ensure shipping is prompt and as efficient as possible however the challenges presented by the pandemic mean there are some delays as our business and our freighting partners adopt additional safety measures to protect our people and our customers. Other factors contributing to delays include fewer domestic flights, international delays and increased volumes as more people start shopping online.
For international customers please keep in mind when tracking your orders there unfortunately won’t be an update until the goods have process through your countries customs. Again due to the increase in online shopping and international shipping there have also been delays in those areas as well.
Please remember that Express shipping options will take priority so that may be a better opting for those customers wanting their goods as soon as possible.
We thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.” ~ The Balense Team
For Domestic Australian Orders:
$8.00 for standard domestic shipping, all states within the Australia (free shipping over $75)
$12.00 for Express domestic shipping, all states within the Australia
Sign on Delivery (SOD) option is an added extra at $2.95
For our friends across the ditch in New Zealand:
$20.75 for standard shipping (free shipping over $120)
– Sign on Delivery (SOD) option is an added extra at $5.50
$26.25 for Express Shipping.
For the rest of the International World:
$32.05 for standard shipping.
– Sign on Delivery (SOD) option is an added extra at $5.50
$37.55 for Express Shipping.