What is YBP?
We’re an independent boutique skin care brand, focusing on producing extremely High Quality Natural-focused User-friendly products.
Where are your products manufactured?
Our products are manufactured in Gujarat, India. All are FDA-approved. We use multiple contract manufacturing facilities. We simply use their facility to manufacture our products, just like countless other small and big brands around the world. We source our own ingredients, we have our own formulation team, and we don’t compromise on any formulation or ingredient. We spend a very long time developing our products, and this is why we have a limited product range. We value Quality over Quantity. Our products are our own from start to finish.
Why don’t you offer COD?
We did offer COD in the past, but there were too many issues which negatively affected us. While in theory it should work well, in reality it wastes more resources overall due to the fact that customers may not be present at the time of delivery, or they may not be ready to receive the shipment for various reasons. Couriers are also not responsible, they usually don’t attempt delivery more than once, even though they are supposed to…We are very strict with our quality. And if we receive a returned shipment, we can’t resell it due to our High Hygienic Standards. COD is better suited for something like Fashion, but not for expensive Natural Skin Care made in Small Batches.
Is Online Payment (Prepaid) Safe?
Yes, especially in India! Prepaid in India relies on unique OTP confirmation for every transaction, which makes it an extremely safe payment option.
I’m having trouble paying online, what can I do?
First thing to check is your internet connection, try to get on Wifi if possible. Next thing to try is “Clear Browsing Data”, you can find this in your internet browser Settings. Beyond that, please make sure you are picking the correct Payment Option. For example, with CCavenue, the “Credit Card” option comes first by default, so if you are using a Debit Card, make sure to tap the “Debit Card” option before entering your information.
I placed an order but didn’t receive any confirmation email, why?
Our system is set up to give you an immediate confirmation email, but up to a 5 min delay is normal. If you still didn’t receive it, then either you had entered your email incorrectly or your email account may have placed the message in your “Promotion” or “Spam” folders. Another possibility is that your email account has reached its data storage limit, and you need to clear out some messages in order to receive any further emails.
If all else fails, please send a message to “email@example.com” and we’ll send you confirmation.
When can I expect my shipment?
We normally ship within 1-2 business days. After shipment, the average time for delivery is 2-5 business days. If you live inside of a major city, then 2-3 business days is normal. If you live up to 100 km outside of a major city, then plan for 3-5 business days. Farther than 100 km outside of a major city may take 5-7 business days.
Is Plant Remedy Really Natural?
Yes! Plant Remedy is 100% Pure and 100% Natural. Each ingredient is sourced from the farms in Morocco. NO dyes, NO artificial coloring, and NO artificial fragrances.
Is it safe to use Plant Remedy during pregnancy?
Yes absolutely! All our ingredients are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
What is the shelf life of Plant Remedy Skin Elixir?
Best before 18 months from the date of manufacturing, and use within 6 months after opening. The way you keep and maintain it will also have an effect. Please store in a dark cool place, away from direct sunlight. Also make sure to keep the bottle clean and close tightly.
I can see some particles and cloudy like substances floating, what is this?
Plant Remedy is 100% Natural, Pure, and Raw. Our ingredients are hexane-free, never deodorized or refined, never mixed with any filler ingredients. What you are seeing is Sediment. These sediments are the oil’s insoluble fraction, which includes tocopherols, fatty alcohols, sterols and carotenoids, to name a few, which are all good and essential! Please don’t be alarmed if you see sediments, this is the beauty of Pure Vital Whole Plants. Just give your bottle a good shake anytime you see the sediments gathering.
But I have seen many other oils in the market that don’t have these sediments, why?
This is actually why many other brands overly process their products; deodorizing, super refining, chemically treating, diluting, etc…what all these processes do is just make the product look super clean, but they remove most of the essential skin nourishing properties of the natural product. They do this because they are only concerned about the product looking good. On the other hand, we at YBP Cosmetics believe our skin care should actually work, that is what we care about, and we work hard to make sure our Natural products retain their Natural power.
What is the shelf life of Plant Remedy Skin Salve?
Best before 18 months from the date of manufacturing, and use within 8 months after opening. The way you keep and maintain it will also have an effect. Please store in a dark cool place, away from direct sunlight. Also make sure to keep the jar clean and close tightly.
I see some light colored granules forming in Skin Salve, is that ok?
Yes! Since Skin Salve is a Natural formula, and we use ingredients in their purest most natural form, this is completely normal, and they will melt upon contact with your skin.
My Skin Salve was melted when I received it, is it ok?
If the Salve softens/melts in transit due to hot weather, or the texture changes slightly, this does not affect the performance of the product, only the texture. If you wish to restore the Salve’s texture post melting, simply refrigerate it for a short period of time.
Who can use Plant Remedy?
Anyone who’s looking to add deep nourishing and natural skin healing ingredients to their skin care routine will benefit the most from Plant Remedy. It should be added to your daily skin care ritual to experience maximum results.
How much and how many times a day should I use Plant Remedy?
We recommend starting by using it once a day, morning or night. And maximum twice a day, morning and night. Use a few drops only for each application, on clean damp skin.
When I received the 30ml bottle, there was some very minor leak, why?
We put a lot of protection to stop leaks from happening. However, very minor leakage is still possible when any bottle is shipped by air due to the change in atmospheric pressure. We fill a little extra in each bottle to make sure you’re getting the right amount.
I’ve noticed some leakage with the 30ml bottle during daily use, what do I do?
If you take the dropper out and it touches the rim of the bottle opening, oil will slightly drip down on the bottle, because it’s coming from the side of the dropper itself. That is not a defect with the bottle, this will happen with any bottle. To avoid this, when you take the dropper out, please make sure to take it out perfectly vertically so the dropper is not touching the rim of the bottle. And do the same when placing it back inside the bottle.
I have crazy sensitive skin! Will Plant Remedy work for me?
Plant Remedy is designed for sensitive skin. But everyone’s skin is unique, and for that reason we recommend you start with our travel size 10ml bottle first to see if it works for you.
Is Plant Remedy safe to use if I’m going through extractions or chemical peeling treatments?
Absolutely! Plant Remedy is all natural and will never come in the way of your other treatments. In fact, it will help calm your skin down and reduce redness due to its naturally derived anti-inflammatory properties.
Is Plant Remedy safe to use on acne prone and sensitive skin?
While everyone will benefit from using Plant Remedy, Acne-prone and Sensitive skin types will benefit the most because every single ingredient is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and works towards strengthening your skin cells by penetrating deep within and healing your skin from the inside out.
Do I need to consult my dermatologist before using Plant Remedy?
It’s totally up to you and we encourage asking your dermatologist if you are already using a lot of topical treatments.
Why is the price of your Argan oil more expensive than other brands?
While it may seem like a good idea to do a direct price comparison to other brands, it really is not. There are SO MANY factors that go into the pricing of a product, especially with Natural ones.
Is there any refund policy?
Since all of our products are topical, we can’t accept any returns. In case you receive a damaged product, or have an issue with our shipping, then please report to us within 24 hours of receiving your package and we’ll take care of it. All of our products are very precious and made in small batches, we’re confident you’ll love them!
What is Gua Sha?
The word Gua means to rub, and Sha means red, due to the increased blood flow to the skin. It is to be used as part of your skin care routine for increasing blood flow and removing toxins from your lymphatic system.
What makes YBP Gua Sha Tools different from many other Gua Sha stones available in the market?
Both our Gua Sha crystals are 100% Natural and originally sourced from Brazil, unlike many other lower cost stones found locally. Our stones are carved without any chemical treatments, which normally adds unnatural texture, color, and crystalline formation.
Why is Amethyst Gua Sha more expensive?
Amethyst is a harder stone, which makes it more difficult to carve. Only artisans can carve Pure Amethyst crystal without chemically treating it to soften the stone and therefore it’s more expensive than Rose Quartz. It’s also rarer to find in Gua Sha tools.
What is the difference between the two?
Both these stones perform the same way in giving you the best beauty benefits by adding them to your skincare routine. Our Rose Quartz Sculpting Spoon is more beneficial for targeting smaller and hard to reach areas like laugh lines, ear lobes, under eyes, and specific chin and jaw areas. It’s also helpful to work with acne skin as you can avoid the areas your acne has flared up, The Amethyst is great for massaging the face overall at once. Ultimately, the choice comes down to personal preference.
Why are there some small dents in my Gua Sha Stone?
Since these are natural handcrafted stones, each piece will be unique. There may be small dimples here and there, this is completely normal.
How often can I do Gua Sha?
It should be part of your everyday beauty ritual.
Which Oil should I use with Gua Sha?
As more Oil is required to properly use Gua Sha, we recommended using our Pure Argan Oil.
How to clean my Gua Sha crystals?
Clean them after every use with water, use any mild soap to remove dirt or stickiness from your Gua Sha. Dry it with a clean cloth and store it in a dry clean place.
Will it break easily?
Yes, 100%. Crystals are very delicate and should be handled with care. If you drop them, they will break.
Do I need to apply oil before performing Gua Sha?
Yes, always apply oil before you do Gua Sha. Your skin needs to be slippery in order for Gua Sha stones to glide on your face.
Is there any expiry date on Gua Sha stones?
No, these crystals don’t expire or go bad with time. They are good to use on your face as long as they are not broken.