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Foires aux questions

  • For which skin types?
    For all skin types. Men, women, children. Absolue products are fragrance-free and preservative-free. All skin types can apply the range of soaps and all balms. Go to the store
  • I am pregnant/breastfeeding
    You can use l'Absolue soaps and balms. My products are all free of essential oils, fragrance, dyes, and preservatives. Go to store
  • Can I use your products on my baby?
    Yes. Although it is indicated as "suitable for children over 3 years old," you can use my soaps and balms on your baby because none of them contain essential oils or fragrances. The soaps may sting if they come into contact with the eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Check out the shop.
  • I have eczema or psoriasis / I have atopic skin
    La Ruche and mon Corps balm are made for you. The soap contains honey, shea butter, avocado oil, and beeswax. These ingredients repair, soothe, nourish, hydrate, and protect your skin. Complete your skincare routine with the Balm My Body for a deeper nourishment. It's made mainly of shea butter, avocado oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. These are very gentle and reparative ingredients.
  • I have allergies / My skin reacts often to cosmetics
    My entire range can suit you. All of my products, balms and soaps, are without coloring, without fragrance, without preservatives, without parabens, without silicone, without essential oil, etc. I create blends of raw and natural products for raw and natural finished products. See the shop.
  • I have sensitive/fragile skin
    All of my range can suit you. All of my products, balms and soaps, are without coloring, fragrance, preservatives, parabens, silicone, essential oils, etc. I create synergies of raw and natural products for raw and natural finished products. See the shop
  • I have dry skin
    You can use (in order of nourishing power): - la Ruche - l'Universel - l'Équitable
  • I have oily skin
    You can use le savon le Navigateur and le savon le 41.
  • I have normal skin
    You can use the full range of soaps! And more specifically: - l'Équitable - l'Universel - le Gourmand
  • How do I exfoliate my skin?
    Le Gourmand soap contains almond powder which will have a very gentle exfoliating effect. Also, use a loofah (preferably made of plant fibers) once a week, this will give you smooth and soft skin. 💡 Remember to moisturize after showering with mon Corps balm, especially after using the loofah.
  • Can I use l'Absolue soaps on my face?
    Yes. All of my soaps are gentle, superfatted, and rich in glycerin (which means that your skin will be gently cleansed, nourished, and moisturized). For oily to normal skin, use le Navigateur. For combination skin, use l'Universel. For normal to dry skin, use l'Equitable. For dry skin, use la Ruche or l'Universel. For sensitive/fragile skin, use la Ruche.
  • Pourquoi utiliser les savons solides l'Absolue ?
    Pour 5 excellentes raisons ! 1. Des savons écologiques Les savons solides nécessitent peu d'emballage, et chez l'Absolue, leur emballage sont en papier recyclé ! La méthode de fabrication, la saponification à froid, nécessite que très peu d'énergie (uniquement pour chauffer les beurres végétaux solides, comme les beurres de cacao ou de karité) La saponification à froid génère également très peu de déchet. Chez l'Absolue, pour chaque production de savons, ce sont seulement 2 feuilles de papier cuisson biodégradables, qui sont utilisées. Comptons aussi les bidons et seaux d'huile de 25 - 30 litres, qui sont tous réutilisés pour la récupération d'eau de pluie. 2. Des savons économiques Les savons solides durent plus longtemps que les gels douche, offrant un meilleur rapport qualité-prix Les savons saponifiés à froid de l'Absolue, sont tous surgras. Donc très nourrissants. Votre peau est rapidement plus belle, nécessitant moins de soins corporels. 3. Des savons bons pour la peau Les savons solides l'Absolue sont ultra-doux pour la peau, les matières premières sont toutes d'origines naturelles, composées de beurres végétaux bruts, et d'huiles végétales pressées à froid. C'est la garantie pour préserver tous les super-pouvoirs des ingrédients, pour des savons solides de grande qualité. Les savons solides l'Absolue, sont naturellement riches en glycérine (~8%), réputée hydratante et adoucissante pour la peau. 4. Des savons pour toute la famille Les savons l'Absolue sont sans huile essentielle (découvrir les promesses de l'Absolue). Ils sont donc adaptés à toutes les peaux même très fragiles et sensibles. Toute ma gamme, sans huile essentielle, peut être utilisée par les femmes enceintes et allaitantes. Sans conservateur, sans sulfate, sans perturbateur endocrinien, les savons l'Absolue, sont sûrs pour le plus grand bien de votre peau et de votre santé. 5. Soutien à une entreprise artisanale française En choisissant d'acheter les savons l'Absolue, vous soutenez une entreprise locale (située à Vendôme, dans le Loir-et-Cher), vous contribuez au maintien des traditions artisanales, et vous encouragez le développement des alternatives en matières de cosmétiques ! M E R C I 🧡 Prenez soin de vous !
  • Optimize the use of your soap
    Your soap should breathe and dry out between uses. Place it on a wire soap dish to optimize the lifespan of your soap. If your soap sits in water after use, it will soften, be less pleasant to use, and melt faster.
  • Can I shower with your soaps?
    Yes. My range of soaps are superfatted and very gentle for all skin types: hands, body, face. Because they are superfatted and rich in glycerin (see what is saponification and what is a superfatted soap), your skin will be nourished and moisturized after showering. No tightness of the skin! See soaps
  • Keep your soap before use
    Keep your soap away from light, dry, and in its original packaging. Do not keep it in an airtight container, as it needs to breathe.
  • le Navigateur melts faster
    Indeed, le Navigateur is the soap that produces the most foam in l'Absolue range, and fans of abundant foam love it for that reason. However, as a trade-off, because it lathers a lot, it also melts faster. Be sure to place your soap on a rack to allow it to dry thoroughly between uses, as this will help prolong the lifespan of the soap.
  • Solid shampoo
    What image would l'Absolue project if I manufactured and sold a product that uses a pollutant ingredient and has a negative impact on human health, such as a solid shampoo? For example, solid shampoos always contain one or more irritating, pollutant, non-biodegradable, non-recyclable surfactants. Even if the surfactant is derived from coconut oil or is approved for use in organic certification (which is the source of some of my concerns with organic certification, but that's another topic). As soap makers, we are all aware of this fact. However, my point here is not to discourage the use of shampoo altogether. It is to explain why l'Absolue cannot/will not manufacture solid shampoos. As a company that is aware of the consequences for health and the environment, I must be consistent and honest with you and myself. How can these surfactants be recognized? Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI): this is the one that many soap makers use, but it is just as controversial. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) Sodium Cocoyl Sulfate (SCS) Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • My Body Balm is soft and grainy. How to find its beautiful texture?
    Sometimes, your balm may become granular due to the shea butter it contains. The quality of the product remains the same, it's just a bit less pleasant to apply. The causes of this can be due to the shea butter not cooling down fast enough after being heated up. Shea butter has a defect in its molecular structure where, if it doesn't cool down quickly enough, it solidifies into granules, resulting in a granular texture in the product. Additionally, the absence of a stabilizing formula can also cause the texture of the product to change, which is common in 100% natural products. To avoid this issue with your balm, simply avoid placing it near a heat source. If it does become granular, simply put it in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours so that the shea butter solidifies quickly. If it's always warm in your home, you can also store your balm in the refrigerator. If the problem persists, there are two possibilities: You can take some balm in your hands and warm it up by rubbing it between your palms for a few seconds. This will make it easier to spread. You can remelt the balm by putting the remaining balm in a bowl and heating it in a double boiler. Once melted, transfer it back into the pot (making sure it's not too hot, as it can melt the pot) and place it in the freezer for 1-2 hours. This will restore the balm to its smooth texture. Take care of yourself!
  • How do I apply mon Corps balm to my hair?
    Indeed, mon Corps balm can also be used as a hair mask. The shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil it contains will make your hair softer, more flexible, and stronger. So if your hair is dry, rough, split, or brittle, this treatment is highly recommended! It also works on colored hair. Application Take a small amount of balm in the palm of your hand and let it melt for a few seconds. Once softened, apply the balm to the length and ends of your hair. Don't hesitate to apply it to your scalp as well, as it won't make your hair greasy faster. On the contrary, it can even soothe skin prone to eczema, thanks to the shea butter's repairing and nourishing effect. Leave the balm on for at least 30 minutes, 1 hour, or even more if you can, then wash your hair as usual. Two shampoos will probably be necessary to remove any excess balm. Your hair will regain its strength, softness, and flexibility. 💡 Tip: Apply the balm to well-wrung-out hair. The moisture will then be "trapped" in your hair thanks to the balm's fatty acids, which will promote hydration and nourishment 😉 Take care of yourself!
  • Loyalty program: l'Absolue&Moi
    For every €1 spent, you collect 1 point. When you reach 100 points, you are eligible for a 10% discount valid on your next order. To take advantage of the program: You must create your customer account on www.l-absolue.fr so that the website system can collect points on your account. The number of points awarded corresponds to the amount of the order excluding shipping costs, rounded down to the nearest cent. Once you reach 100 points, you will receive your promo code and can unlock your discount. The discount code can be used at once and is not limited in time.
  • Economy formats
    l'Absolue offers 3 sizes for the soap range: 100g 200g, more cost-effective than the 100g 500g, more cost-effective than the 200g 3 sizes for the mon Corps balm: 100ml 250ml, more cost-effective than the 100ml 500ml, more cost-effective than the 250ml 2 sizes for the Lessive Propre: 150g 400g, more cost-effective than the 150g
  • Your cheaper shipping costs
    If you choose delivery to a relay point, out of France (Chronopost, Mondial Relay), your shipping costs will be €8.50 instead of €20 with Colissimo. Save money!
  • Without essential oil and without perfume, why?
    Note: my statements here are not "do not use perfume." They explain why l'Absolue cannot/will not scent their cosmetic products. Aware of the health consequences, I must be consistent and honest with you and with myself. I have chosen not to include essential oils or fragrances in my soaps and balms. Why? Because I want to offer you products without allergens or endocrine disruptors that do not irritate or dry out your skin. More specifically regarding essential oils, it is recognized that although natural, they can cause these effects. Moreover (I could be wrong, but I doubt it), the active properties of these ingredients are strongly altered, even burned, with the use of lye (in soap making). So using essential oils to "just" scent soaps is wasting a precious and rare product (e.g. to produce 1 liter of lavender essential oil, it takes 300 kg of lavender; to produce 1 liter of rose essential oil, it takes 4000 kg (!) of rose petals). Essential oils are active ingredients to be used sparingly and for very specific intentions, not for fragrance! As for fragrances in cosmetics, they are mostly synthetic, and in order to make them last, phthalates and/or musk (synthetic, because natural musk is secreted "by the preputial abdominal gland of male musk deer from Asia", and to obtain this gland, you can imagine the fate of the animal...) are introduced to fix the scent. But one or the other is certainly an endocrine disruptor. For decades we have been accustomed to using scented products because the cosmetic industry has made them powerful marketing arguments. Despite this ingrained trend in our habits, I have chosen not to use either essential oils or fragrances in my products. This is one of the founding elements of l'Absolue. I hope you understand my approach :)
  • What is saponification?
    ​It's a simple chemical reaction: Sodium hydroxide + fatty substance --> soap + glycerin It's an exothermic chemical reaction, which means it releases heat (1) and is total (2). (1) - Simply mixing the soda solution and fatty substances generates heat. Once these two phases are mixed, the soap paste is created and naturally rises in temperature. This is the beginning of saponification: the sodium hydroxide and fatty substances are transformed into soap and glycerin. (2) - The chemical reaction is complete when the sodium hydroxide or fatty substances have been "consumed" by either of the two phases.
  • What is a superfatted soap?
    All l'Absolue soaps are superfatted (1) and all the glycerin (2) is retained. It represents 7 to 8% of the final composition. To obtain a superfatted soap, the fats are "overdosed" so that once the lye has fully reacted with the fats (to form soap and glycerin), there are still some fats that have not been transformed into soap: lye solution + overdosed fats --> superfatted soap + glycerin (1)- These fats that have not been transformed into soap are the guarantee of a nourishing soap that does not dry out the skin. It is the superfat that nourishes the skin. (2)- The glycerin, naturally present in l'Absolue soaps, will hydrate and soften the skin. Its emollient effect will promote the penetration of fats by the epidermis. Hence the importance of having quality raw materials!
  • Cold saponification / hot saponification
    Cold process soap making is the method I use to create my range of soaps: no heat source is used to form the soap batter. With this method, all of the glycerin produced during the saponification reaction is retained, ensuring that you have a moisturizing soap that won't dry out your skin. The cold process saponification reaction is slower than the hot process: I have to wait at least 4 weeks before putting my soaps up for sale, during the curing period. Hot process soap making involves heating the lye solution and the fats to create the soap batter. This speeds up the saponification reaction and the soaps can be used as soon as they are unmolded. These soaps may be slightly more drying to the skin because some of the glycerin will have disappeared due to the heat source used. Additionally, the heat can diminish the properties of the fats used. What a shame!
  • Deliveries to Vendome
    Near Vendôme. FREE I will contact you by email or SMS within 24 hours, on working days, to arrange a date and time to deliver your package in person. This is a great opportunity to chat and for me to get some exercise! 🚴‍♀️
  • Relay point deliveries
    Delivery to pickup points is cheaper*! It's 8.50€ instead of 20€ for home delivery. There is certainly a pickup point near your home or workplace! *prices valid out of France

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