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Frequently Asked Questions

EVERYDAY CLEANSERS OR DEEP CLEANSERS

1. I don't always have the energy to remove my makeup at night, is that a problem?
2. What is a toner for?
3. I have very fragile, sensitive skin.
4. Why should I exfoliate?
5. I have very sensitive skin (or very dry skin), should I exfoliate?
6. Can I exfoliate and use a mask on the same day?


FACIAL SKINCARE
1. How can I tell what kind of skin I have?
2. Do all types of skin need moisturizing?
3. If I use a cream every day, do I run the risk of having my oily skin become even shinier?
4. I'm afraid of having sticky skin that "shines" if I use a skincare oil.
5. Do all skins grow old at the same age?
6. If I use makeup foundation, should I use a moisturizing cream first?
7. Are products for the body suitable for the face, too?

BODYCARE
1. Should I use the same moisturizer year-round
2. What is the best time of the day to moisturize my body?
3. I have gained and lost weight, and now I have stretch marks. How can I get rid of them?
4. I retain water. Can I use Well Being Slimming Concentrate?
5. Should I use an exfoliant before sunbathing?

SPECIAL AREAS
1. What can I do against dark circles and pouches around my eyes?
2. What difference is there between your eye contour pads and the patches I can find on the market?
3. Why do I need special care for my eyes (other than dark circles and pouches)?
4. Can I use my face cream, which I am perfectly happy with, on the contours of my eyes?
5. If I use two products, one for my face and the other for my eyes, which one should I apply first?

HAIRCARE
1. I occasionally lose hair with changes in the seasons (March-April and September-October).
    What should I do?
2. I know what kind of hair I have and I use an appropriate shampoo, but occasionally
    I have a little bit of dandruff. Why?
3. When I am stressed, my hair gets oily and itchy.

PREGNANCY
1. What body moisturizer is best during pregnancy?
2. I have had stretch marks on my breasts since my pregnancy, should I use
     Placentor Végétal Intensive Revitalizing Stretch Mark Cream?

GENERAL
1. Do you have products for men?
2. Does the Sicobel dermocosmetic laboratory do testing on animals?
3. Where can I find products from the Sicobel dermocosmetic laboratory?

  EVERYDAY CLEANSERS OR DEEP CLEANSERS

I don't always have the energy to remove my makeup at night, is that a problem?

Yes,
makeup removal is just as important to your skin as brushing is to your teeth! Indeed, at night, makeup removal liberates your skin from your makeup, but also from the dust, impurities and pollution that have built up during the day. In any case, morning or night, never apply a beauty care product on your skin before removing your makeup, as you will be mixing the active ingredients in your care product with dust and grime...

What happens if you do not remove your makeup regularly? Little by little, your skin becomes clogged, your complexion loses its glow and little spots appear... Quite often, grey, lifeless skin becomes fresh and radiant as soon as makeup is removed properly and it is cleansed morning and night; you should make this a habit!



What is a toner for?
I prefer to remove my makeup with cleansing milk, is that a problem?

Yes.
Toner removes the last traces of makeup and more importantly prepares your skin for subsequent skincare!

We offer two different beauty gestures: Placentor Végétal Toner, which can be applied with a cotton pad, or b com bio Floral Mist, which comes in spray form and is certified organic. Up to you to decide which one you prefer.



I have very fragile, sensitive skin.
How can I cleanse it properly without harming it?

You have three options:

cleansing with water (Placentor Végétal Foaming Face Cleanser, which produces a fine, unctuous foam and is rinsed off with water, followed by application of Placentor Végétal Toner using a cotton pad).

cleansing with milk using a cotton pad (Placentor Végétal Cleansing Milk + Placentor Végétal Toner).

cleansing with a makeup remover, using b com bio's certified organic Cleansing Makeup Remover for your face and eyes.

This depends on your preferences and your beauty habits, since your skin will be treated kindly and cleaned effectively in all three cases.



Why should I exfoliate?

All skins need to be exfoliated
to eliminate the impurities that keep them from breathing and to remove the dead cells that give you a lifeless complexion. You should therefore exfoliate your face once or twice a week.

Placentor Végétal Exfoliating Face Cream is particularly recommended and is suited to all types of skin as its plant microbeads were designed to respect your skin and exfoliate it mildly.



I have very sensitive skin (or very dry skin), should I exfoliate?

Yes, but once a week or every two weeks is enough. Placentor Végétal Exfoliating Face Cream will give you the softness and silkiness of perfect skin.



Can I exfoliate and use a mask on the same day?

Yes, but use a mask that is suited to your skin's needs. First step, exfoliate your face with Placentor Végétal Exfoliating Face Cream. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. Then choose your mask: if you have sensitive skin, apply a Placentor Végétal Soft Cleansing Mask for 10 minutes. If you have dry skin, use our Apricot Clarifying Mask. For combination to oily skin, let the Placentor Végétal Green Clay Purifying Mask work for ¼ hour. Lastly, for mature skin, the Placentor Végétal Anti-Wrinkle Mask will give you a veritable moisturizing bath.


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  FACIAL SKINCARE

How can I tell what kind of skin I have?

It is important to know the features of your skin, so that you can choose the skincare product that is best suite to your needs.

Dry skin: this is distinguished by fine, delicate skin that easily becomes drawn, is often sensitive and easily irritated. It is dry all over the face.

Normal to combination skin: its pores are only dilated in the T zone (forehead, nose and chin) where it tends to gather impurities and blackheads. The rest of the face (cheeks) tends to be dry.

: Oily skin: this has open, dilated pores and a shiny appearance all over the face. It has a strong tendency toward impurities and blackheads all over the face.

Laboratoire Sicobel listens to women, and has created skincare and beauty programs that are adapted to all types of skin; you are sure to find one that is just right for you.



Do all types of skin need moisturizing?

Yes because, even though our skin is naturally moisturized, wind, car exhaust, UV rays, heat, cold and air conditioning deplete our skin's water reserves.

The skin tightens, becomes lifeless and wrinkles. That is why you must give your skin a sufficient dose of moisturizing cream every day! Moreover, when you moisturize your skin, you:

: increase its smoothness: well moisturized skin glows with health.

: extend its youth: well moisturized skin is more resistant and is marked less by age.



If I use a cream every day, do I run the risk of having my oily skin become even shinier?

No. Even if you have oily skin, you still have to give it "something to drink" by moisturizing it. Ultra-light, without the slightest trace of oil, Placentor Végétal Regenerating Moisturizing Cream for Combination Skin effectively moisturizes your skin while regulating the production of sebum, leaving it without that oily shininess. Use it every day and your skin will be healthy and fresh, with no imperfections.



I'm afraid of having sticky skin that "shines" if I use a skincare oil.

We offer two skincare oils: Placentor Végétal Vitamin Oil (face) for dry skin and b com bio Body Dry Oil (body and hair) for all skins. These oils are dry oils, which means that they leave your skin supple and slightly silky. No oily feeling, no shininess in sight!



Do all skins grow old at the same age?

Unfortunately, no. There is "chronological" aging that is in our genes and is unequal from one woman to another. And then there is "added" aging, which is the result of our lifestyle (sun, tobacco, pollution, but also ill-suited cosmetics). We can act on this second aging factor: we just need to protect our skin conscientiously, moisturize it properly and most importantly choose cosmetic care that is suited to its needs.

P.S. : the skin behind our ears (protected from the sun and pollution) appears 10 years younger than the skin on our face. What better reason to use the most effective protective creams every morning!



If I use makeup foundation, should I use a moisturizing cream first?

Yes because your skin has needs that only a cream can fully meet.


Are products for the body suitable for the face, too?

The formulas and textures of body products are particularly well suited to the needs of the body's skin. The skin on your face has specific characteristics; it is finer and often more fragile.

Thus, it is preferable to use the Placentor Végétal face product line, with formulas and textures that meet the needs and specificities of your facial skin. Take a look at the programs and care adapted to your type of skin on our "Women's Advice" page.


  BODYCARE

Should I use the same moisturizer year-round?

Yes, if you are really happy with it.

No, , if you can feel that your skin is drier at certain times of the year. In winter, for example, use a more nourishing cream, such as
Placentor Végétal Ultra-Moisturizing Regenerating Cream, and try Placentor Végétal Body Milk in the summer, with its lighter, more fluid texture.



What is the best time of the day to moisturize my body?

Preferably after a bath or shower, since hard water tends to dehydrate the skin.



I have gained and lost weight, and now I have stretch marks. How can I get rid of them?

Yes, try Placentor Végétal Intensive Revitalizing Stretch Mark Cream!

This cream, with its high concentration of Plant Placenta, effectively prevents and attenuates stretch marks. It also contains silicon oil which makes massaging easier, thus activating micro-circulation. Very quickly your stretch marks start to fade and become finer, and therefore more esthetic.



I retain water. Can I use Well Being Slimming Concentrate?

Oui, Well Being Slimming Concentrate is your slimming and firming ally par excellence !

The fucus and Golden Camomile it contains effectively reduce water retention, ruscus strengthens venous tone and horsetail firms up tissues. And what's more, extracts of caffeine and guarana help to get rid of stored fat and prevent the formation of cellulite. Perfect for your waistline!



Should I use an exfoliant before sunbathing?

Yes, because the smoother your skin, the more uniform your tan will appear. And to make sure it is perfect, don't forget to apply a sunscreen suited to your type of skin.


  SPECIAL AREAS

What can I do against dark circles and pouches around my eyes?

The skin around the eye contours is finer than on any other part of the face, and is particularly delicate. It is very sensitive to stress and fatigue, which cause dark circles and pouches under your eyes. Laboratoire Sicobel has come up with two magic products that you should not hesitate to use as suited to your needs: Eye Pads - Anti-Dark Circles and Eye Pads - Anti-Wrinkles and Pouches. Your eyes deserve a rest and that newfound twinkle!

Advice: after removing your Pads, massage by lightly tapping from your nose to your cheekbones to activate micro-circulation. This light massage tones up your skin and thus helps to prevent new pouches and signs of fatigue.



What difference is there between your eye contour pads and the patches I can find on the market?

The patches on the market have the disadvantage of containing glue so they will stick to the skin. Placentor Végétal pads have a moist support (a fine, non-woven strip soaked in a gel that is hyper-concentrated with active plant ingredients) and therefore stick on all by themselves.

Thus, you only apply the active gel to your skin (extracts of pure sea collagen and Plant Placenta) and you lose nothing of the richness of the plant extracts.



Why do I need special care for my eyes (other than dark circles and pouches)?

The skin on your eye contours is five to ten times thinner than on other areas of your face. Moreover, it is not irrigated as well (the blood and lymph vessels are finer and fewer in number). On top of all this, we use it all the time: laughing, squinting and rubbing our eyelids.

Result:
this is the first area of the face to become marked and to show signs of aging. This gives rise to wrinkles and lines. as a preventive measure, apply a one-month treatment with Placentor Végétal Eye and Lip Contour twice a year. Then, when the first signs appear, adopt the habit of using Placentor Végétal Eye and Lip Contour every day: you will keep that young look in your eye.



Can I use my face cream, which I am perfectly happy with, on the contours of my eyes?

No, as face creams sometimes have stronger active ingredients which may irritate your eyelids. Only an eye contour cream that is specially formulated for the job can really be recommended for this area.



If I use two products, one for my face and the other for my eyes, which one
should I apply first?

As they are not supposed to be superposed, it doesn't really matter. In practice, however, many women prefer to start with their eye care.


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  HAIRCARE

I occasionally lose hair with changes in the seasons (March-April and September-OctoberWhat should I do?

If hair loss has already begun, try intensive treatment ! Apply 2 Placentor Végétal Biostimulating Ampoules at 5-minute intervals, twice a week for 2 months. Do not rinse. An attack treatment requires 3 or 4 boxes.

You can also look ahead with treatment 2 months before the change in seasons: apply 1 Placentor Végétal Biostimulating Ampoule a day for 5 days, massaging your scalp. Do not rinse. Repeat 3 to 4 weeks later.



I know what kind of hair I have and I use an appropriate shampoo, but occasionally I have a little bit of dandruff. Why?

Stress, fatigue and pollution attack our scalp. Tested in hospitals, Placentor Végétal Treatment Shampoo revitalizes the scalp and stimulates the hair bulb thanks to the excellent regenerating powers of plant placenta. A soothing sensation can be felt with the first application; say goodbye to that dandruff that ruins your life occasionally. We even suggest that you alternate between your regular shampoo and Placentor Végétal Treatment Shampoo to prevent this annoyance.



When I am stressed, my hair gets oily and itchy.

The plant placenta contained in Placentor Végétal Treatment Shampoo encourages cell regeneration and regulates seborrhea, so that your scalp quickly becomes healthy again and your hair is full of vitality. Every other month, use Placentor Végétal Treatment Shampoo for 10 days instead of your usual shampoo, and say goodbye to that itchiness!


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  PREGNANCY

What body moisturizer is best during pregnancy?

During pregnancy, the skin on a woman's body is faced with major changes. We recommend that you use Placentor Végétal Intensive Revitalizing Stretch Mark Cream starting in the first weeks of pregnancy. Its rich texture and its highly moisturizing formula are the perfect response to the protection that a future mother's skin needs.

After the baby is born, apply Placentor Végétal Ultra-Moisturizing Regenerating Cream. With its high concentration of Plant Placenta, this cream visibly restructures and firms up the epidermis, giving you suppler and smoother skin in just 3 weeks. It can also be applied to the breasts while breastfeeding. Don't hesitate to contact us; we will be happy to accompany your beauty throughout your special 9 months.



I have had stretch marks on my breasts since my pregnancy, should I use Placentor Végétal Intensive Revitalizing Stretch Mark Cream?

Of course, but if the stretch marks have been there for a while, you will need 3 applications a day for 2 to 3 months to obtain a truly esthetic result.


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  GENERAL

Do you have products for men?

Laboratoire Sicobel 's products can be used by everyone .

Men particularly appreciate Combination Skin Cream, which penetrates quickly without leaving the skin shiny. Our Green Clay Mask is also perfectly suited to their type of skin (which is thicker); it tightens the pores, absorbs excess sebum and leaves the skin clean and clear. When skiing, after a sunburn or after shaving, our Regenerating Moisturizing Cream provides a real soothing effect for irritated skin.

Lastly, Placentor Végétal Foaming Face Cleanser, b com bio's Plant Shower Gel and Majorana Massaging Oil are a must for the wellbeing of the entire family!



Does the Laboratoire Sicobel dermocosmetic laboratory do testing on animals?

Sicobel forbids animal testing and respects the environment.

The cosmetic products produced by Laboratoire Sicobel are tested on cell cultures and on human volunteers who have given their informed consent.



Where can I find products from the Sicobel dermocosmetic laboratory?

We are present in pharmacies and at over-the-counter sales outlets (Parashop, Carrefour).

You will find a list of our points of sale on the corresponding page. Don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist or over-the-counter point of sale for our products; they can order them directly. If you have any problems, contact us by e-mail and we will answer you very quickly.

Exceptionally, if you do not have a sales outlet near you, you can order our products directly.


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