At Helen É Cosmetics, your feedback is important to us and listed below are some of the more frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions, e-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to answer them.
Helen Elowe, Founder and Managing Director
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No, Helen É has a strict policy regarding animal testing and none of our products or the ingredients in them is tested on animals.
None of our products contain Lanolin. A full list of ingredients can be found on each product.
Usually the main irritant in make-up is fragrance, subsequently all Helen É products are fragrance free. All of our products have been formulated to be as gentle on sensitive skin as possible. It is always advisable to patch test all cosmetics before use.
Skin Smoother is formulated to retain its natural moisture without feeling oily and heavy and has a similar consistency to a tinted moisturiser. It is also formulated to sit extremely well on oily skin, so you can use it easily whatever skin type you have.
If you have mature skin, it has a fine, soft, lightweight texture so it won’t accentuate wrinkles. It is also ideal for dry skin due to its unique moisturising properties helping the skin to stay smooth looking and supple. If you have an oily or combination skin type, you may wish to try the oil free Photo Finish version of the Skin Smoother.
This is a revolutionary approach unique to Helen É Cosmetics. The way the Skin Smoother is formulated means that, unlike some base make-ups that give a heavy, blanket coverage, its ultra fine particles provide you with a smooth, even, fresh looking base. It is the synergy of the Helen É Skin Smoother combined with your natural complexion that gives such outstanding results, providing a flawless canvas for the rest of your make-up.
We recognise that different skin tones require different tones of bronzer to complement them and that is why we have different tones of our versatile coloured Pressed Powders (Bronzer) – Simply Blush for extremely fair red heads and women with Celtic complexions; Bronzer for most skin tones, particularly good on women who have redness or a flushed colouring; Love Blush which gives a soft, peachy pink tone to most skin tones, a particular favourite with Brides and younger women and Diva for tanned, olive and Asian skin tones.
For Black women, choose between Nubian Pressed Powder Terracotta and Nubian Pressed Powder Plum which have a higher level of pigments to complement rich skin tones and ensure no ashiness.
It is a good idea as it keeps the skin nourished and prevents dryness. Apply it a few minutes prior to using your make-up to help it glide on and give a beautiful smooth finish.
You can apply it with a dry sponge (no need to dampen it) or you can use a foundation brush. You can use your fingers too, however you will get a more even, finer finish if you use a sponge or brush. We advise against storing a sponge in the closed compact.
Everyone uses the make-up differently, however the Skin Smoother can lasts around three to five months, while the coloured Pressed Powder (Bronzer) compacts can last around twelve months.
For hygiene reasons we are not able to give refunds on any of our products if they have been used. However, if the products have not been used or damaged and if they are returned to us in the original sealed packaging, we will offer you either a refund or a replacement of the product as we deem appropriate. We will also require a receipt for proof of and date of purchase.