Gift certificates for goods and/or services can be purchased in any amount and given or sent to anyone of your choice. Gift certificates are valid until redeemed or replaced. They have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash by any party, unless remaining value after use is less than $10. Use of a gift certificate is subject to our Cancellation Policy, Refund, Return & Exchange Policy, other company policies, client intake process, consistent sunscreen use, and any additional restrictions listed on the certificate. A consultation is required for new or returning clients to use a gift certificate for stronger peels and active corrective products.
We are not responsible for replacing lost or stolen gift certificates. Duplicate codes or photocopies will not be honored. Void where prohibited by law.
Reward vouchers distributed to our current local clients for loyalty, product refill purchases over $100, client referrals, or as part of a promotional program are not gift certificates, are not purchased for cash or items of value, and are valid for 90 days from the date of issue only. These vouchers may be used to offset the cost of basic peel services only, may not be used to purchase products or with any other discount, deal or promotion, are not transferable to others, and are subject to our Cancellation Policy, consistent sunscreen use, and all other company policies. Only one voucher per treatment.
Services included in treatment packages, prepaid consultations and treatments, appointment deposits, and rewards vouchers are subject to specific expiration terms, are non-transferable to others, and subject to our Cancellation Policy, consistent sunscreen use, and all other company policies. No cash refunds. No exceptions.
Guarantees: Individual results may vary. We cannot give promises, time limits or guarantees of any kind. Corrective skin care incorporates product usage compliance, consistent sun protection, follow-up evaluations, professional treatments performed regularly, genetics (skin conditions often run in families), and a variety of lifestyle changes that must be adhered to on a longterm basis. These include pore-clogging hair, skin and make-up products, stress, sleep, hormones, diet, water intake, medical conditions, medications, shaving/haircut habits, skin tampering, sun exposure, weight issues and more. There is no cure for acne, but it can be successfully treated and controlled.
Since we can’t “go home with you” to monitor your lifestyle and product use or misuse, we’re unable to offer a “Money Back Guarantee” on any regimen, product, treatment or series of treatments. No cash refunds. No missing product replacement after 24 hours of pick-up or receipt of shipment. No product returns or exchanges after ten days.
Prepaid appointments: Consultation appointments must be prepaid. Skin care services like chemical peels, acne facials, and scar treatments require a $50 deposit. Prepaid appointments are non-refundable and subject to our weekday and Saturday Cancellation Policy if they must be rescheduled. No cash refunds on prepaid appointments. No exceptions.
Returns & exchanges: Cosmetic and active ingredients occasionally cause sensitivity or an allergic reaction, which usually occurs within the first three days. In the event of a true allergic reaction, stop using that product and contact the office immediately. We will schedule an office visit or phone call to discuss the problem and if needed, arrange to swap out the problem product within the first ten days.
If the original product has a manufacturer defect or is damaged, an item is missing from your order, or you receive the wrong product, contact the office at once. Save all packing materials if a product arrives damaged. Any missing item must be reported with 24 hours of office pick-up or receipt of shipment. No exceptions. With prior written authorization within ten days of purchase only, a problem product can be returned and exchanged.
Returns sent to us without prior written return authorization cannot be accepted. Returned items are subject to inspection by our staff. All parts, pieces, printed materials, inserts and original product packaging must be returned in original condition. Returned products may not be altered or used and be in the original container, including the box.
We reserve the right to deny returns/exchanges on the same product purchased and returned more than once. Returns that do not meet our Refund, Return & Exchange Policy criteria will not qualify for return/exchange and may be returned at the client’s expense or destroyed upon request. We are not responsible for return packages that may be lost or damaged in transit. It is recommended that you choose a method of shipping with tracking and insurance.
Scheduling: Please make every effort to schedule your appointment for a day and time that will work for you. If you are over 18, you are responsible for booking, securing and keeping your appointment. If you feel there’s a chance you’ll be unable to keep your appointment for any reason, please don’t schedule one until you’re certain about your plans and childcare situation.
WARNING: Due to a life-threatening shellfishallergy, you may not eat, prepare or be around shrimp, crab or lobster for a full 48 hours before your appointment.
Prepaid appointments: Consultation appointments must be prepaid. A $50 deposit is required for all treatment appointments. Prepaid appointments are non-refundable and subject to our weekday and Saturday Cancellation Policy if they missed without adequate notice or canceled late. No cash refunds on prepaid appointments. No exceptions.
Confirming your appointment: Once an appointment is booked, unless we hear otherwise in advance, we expect you to show up. We require a working phone number with voicemail in the event we need to reach you for any reason. You will receive an email confirmation when you schedule your appointment and a reminder text 24 hours before your appointment. When possible, we do attempt to call to confirm your appointment. If you fail to pay your deposit, we reserve the right to give your time slot to another client who needs that appointment. Please do not ask us to schedule, reschedule, confirm, change, or cancel appointments via our text-only number.
Cancellation and no-shows: Clients receive confirmation emails when appointments are scheduled directly with our staff and a text message 24 hours before each appointment. Please don’t rely on a telephone call to “remind you” about your upcoming appointment. Whether or not we’re able to call to confirm your appointment, we expect you to either show up or call 510-370.3333 and cancel with adequate notice. If you’re unable to keep your appointment, we require a full 24-hour notice by phone for weekday appointments and a full 48-hour notice for Saturdays. Again, we cannot schedule, reschedule, confirm, change, or cancel appointments via our text-only number.
Call the office at 510-370.3333 if you must cancel, reschedule, or will be late for your appointment. Our phone lines are answered 24 hours a day and all voicemail messages are time-stamped. Please do NOT email or text us to cancel and/or reschedule. If you are a no-show or fail to cancel BY PHONE with the required notice, you’ll be assessed a $50 service charge and forfeit your deposit. Prepaid appointments are non-refundable and will become void if canceled at the last minute (less than 24 hours for weekdays or 48 hours for Saturday), you arrive too late to be “worked in” to the schedule (even if you do wait), you choose not to wait to be seen when you are late, you arrive having eaten shellfish, you arrive with infants or children under 12, or you fail to show up at all.
In the event of a true emergency, please call the office and text us immediately. Lack of childcare or accidentally eating shellfish are NOT valid reasons to cancel your appointment at the last minute.
Our Cancellation Policy allows us to keep our prices reasonable and gives us sufficient time to contact another client who may be waiting for a time slot. Without adequate notice, we’re unable to contact the clients on our waiting list who really need an appointment. If your treatment or consultation was prepaid or part of a package, prepaid treatment series, gift certificate or rewards voucher, failure to cancel with adequate notice will void that appointment. No cash refunds.
If you arrive late you may have to wait to be “worked in” (if possible) because on-time clients will be taken first. Late arrivals who choose not to wait, will have their prepaid treatment or consultation voided. Chronic late cancellation and no show clients will be assessed a $50 service charge for each missed appointment and all future appointments must be prepaid in full in advance at the time of booking. We reserve the right to refuse to do business with anyone.
We welcome walk-ins and last-minute appointments if our schedule permits. On Saturdays, walk-ins may come in between 2:30 and 2:45 pm only, and will be taken in order of arrival (please sign in). Be prepared to wait. Saturday walk-ins are not guaranteed.
To maintain a peaceful environment and be fair to everyone, please do not bring infants and children under 12 to your appointments. Please make childcare and back-up childcare arrangements in advance. Keep in mind, lack of childcare is not a valid reason for a last-minute cancellation. Unattended children under 12 may not wait in the reception area, parking lot, car, or building lobby. Due to insurance guidelines, guests may not accompany clients into the treatment rooms. This includes infants, children, parents, relatives, friends, and others.
Gift certificates for goods and/or services can be purchased in any amount and given or sent to anyone of your choice. Gift certificates are valid until redeemed or replaced. They have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash by any party unless the remaining value after use is less than $10. Use of a gift certificate is subject to our Cancellation Policy, Refund, Return & Exchange Policy, other company policies, client intake and consent paperwork, consistent sunscreen use, and any additional restrictions listed on the certificate.
Reward vouchers distributed to our current clients for loyalty, product refill purchases over $100, client referrals, or as part of a promotional program are not gift certificates, are not purchased for cash or items of value, and are valid for 90 days from the date of issue only. These vouchers may be used to offset the cost of basic peel services only, may not be used with any other discount, deal or promotion, are not transferable to others, and are subject to our Cancellation Policy, consistent sunscreen use, and all other company policies.
Services included in treatment packages, prepaid consultations and treatments, appointment deposits, and rewards vouchers are subject to specific expiration terms, are non-transferable to others, and subject to our Cancellation Policy, consistent sunscreen use, and all other company policies. No exceptions.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and your privacy is important to us. Part of our commitment to you is to respect and protect the privacy of the personal information you provide to us. We make every effort possible to assure the privacy of any information submitted to us. We have systems in place to protect this website and our office from anyone attempting to obtain personal information. We do not use personal information in any way that would allow it to be obtained by others. For this reason, we do not keep credit card information on file for future purchases.
We will never provide your personal information to any company or individual not directly involved in your transactions with us unless you specifically request us to do so. Parents and others may not ask team members to discuss, share information, or book appointments for adult clients over 18. All clients over 18 must schedule, secure, and confirm their own appointments.
We do not share our mailing list with third parties under any circumstances.
The information provided by this website is intended for educational purposes only and not to be used in the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Policies, protocols, and prices are subject to change at any time without notification. We reserve the right to refuse to do business with anyone.
Please keep your belongings with you at all times. Remove earrings, rings, other jewelry, eyewear, hats, and accessories before your treatment and place them in your handbag, backpack, briefcase or pocket. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
We reserve the right to modify, discontinue or raise prices for treatments, add-on services, and products without prior notification to ensure that our quality standards are met. If you have any questions, please ask when you book your appointment. We reserve the right to refuse to do business with anyone.
Payment is due at time of purchase and/or service, unless prepaid. We currently accept debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal (email@example.com) and cash. Sorry, but we do not accept personal checks, business checks, third party checks, money orders, travelers’ checks, FSA cards or health insurance.
If a product has a manufacturer defect or is damaged, an item is missing from your order or you receive the wrong product, contact the office at once. With prior written authorization within ten days of purchase only, a defective, damaged or incorrect product can be returned and exchanged. Please see our Refunds, Returns & Exchange Policy for details.
Gratuities for professional services are truly appreciated. The recommended range is 15% to 20% of the total price of the service provided, but the tip amount is left up to your discretion. Gratuities are not expected for consultations, follow-up visits, or product purchases.
Missing products: A missing item must be reported with 24 hours of purchase.
Product use: Use home care products exactly as directed. To avoid dryness and irritation, do not apply too generously or too often. The only exception is sunscreen. Apply and reapply a generous amount of sunscreen as directed, even on overcast days. Contact us immediately if you have any problems, questions or concerns.
Sunscreen: When requesting product refills and upgrades, a quick follow-up evaluation is advised and may be required. Consistent sunscreen use is mandatory and necessary to obtain the desired and expected results. You may be asked to provide visual proof that you have an approved sunscreen and are purchasing it on a regular basis. Visual proof means a photo or screenshot of the sunscreen packaging showing all active and inactive ingredients, product expiration date, and the receipt showing the date and item description. You are required to purchase and use an approved sunscreen if you are buying our ‘active’ skin care products and getting professional treatments, especially peels.
We ship via United Parcel Service to credit card billing addresses only. For out-of-town sales, we accept debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). An adult over 18 must be available to receive and sign for packages.
We ship USPS to Hawaii, Alaska, international, and US military addresses only. We do not ship to P.O. boxes in the US. Note: We no longer ship to Canada.
Shipping/handling and applicable sales tax is additional. Rush service and express shipping available upon request on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (only if time permits and we have the manpower to do so) and will be subject to increased shipping and handling fees. Not available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
Minimum for US orders is $50, excluding sales tax (California residents), shipping and handling. If a US order totals less than $50, an additional $5 handling fee will be added. Minimum for international orders is $100 USD. Shipping and handling are additional and is based on weight, final destination, shipping method, and distance. Note: We no longer ship to Canada.
We make every attempt to ship US orders within two business days, but this cannot be guaranteed, especially if your place your order on a Friday, or if we’re short-handed or busy. Orders received after 2 pm California time will not be shipped the same day. Orders received on Friday will be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday.
We do not ship on Friday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.
We make every attempt to ship eligible international orders within one week. We are not responsible for international customs delays, import duty, or brokerage fees once the package leaves the US. There are no refunds on international orders. Note: We no longer ship to Canada.
We reserve the right to refuse to do business with anyone for any reason.
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