Frequently Asked Questions

Products from the Claude Bell Institut Claude

Are your products really effective?
All our products undergo stringent quality checks before going live on our website:
  • Safety tests for ensuring complete safety towards health,
  • Clinical tests for measuring their real effectiveness over a range of topics,
  • Consumer tests for assessing the relationship between the consumer and the product.

All these tests are conducted by independent laboratories, specially equipped to carry out these technically complex operations. Wherever possible, we clearly note the results of these tests under product description in order to let you know as precisely as possible results that can be expected from the product.

Are your products totally safe?
All our products are designed, manufactured and packaged in France, in our southern Pyrenean laboratory - and thus meet all european standards and norms in terms of cosmetic industry.
Where can I find Claude Bell Institute’s products?
Since our Institute sells its products only by mail order, we do not have any direct sales outlet. Thus, the fastest and the safest means to get our products is through our website.
Why your Institute doesn't have any direct sales outlets?
It's a management’s decision. Mail order helps overcoming numerous expenses (rent, operating expenses, cost of delegation and presentation...) and enables us to offer our products at the best price.
Why aren’t your products as well known as those of the major brands?
Because these “major brands” are often very old companies (usually founded in the first half of the twentieth century), which have established their reputation over decades, which now benefit from significant marketing budgets and against which it gets quite difficult to survive. The Institut Claude Bell, despite its 20 years of existence, is a young and flourishing company with a steadily growing reputation.


How to place an order on our website?
Like most commercial websites, you just need to go to the product description of the various items that interest you and add them to your cart, specifying each time the quantity desired. On every addition you will be redirected to your cart to verify its contents. You can also, at any time, return to your cart by clicking on [MY CART] at the top of each page. To remove an item from your cart, simply click on the little cross beside the product name.
Once you have finished shopping, click on [CHECKOUT] from your cart. If you already have an account with us, please login so that you do not have to re-enter all your data for delivery. If you are a new customer, simply enter the requested information and choose yourself a password. Select your preferred delivery and payment methods and then save your order by clicking on [PLACE ORDER NOW]. If you choose to pay by credit card or via PayPal, you will be automatically redirected to the online payment website. In any case, a confirmation page is displayed informing you of the validation (or failure) of your order.
I have a promotion code, how can I use it?
Once on your cart page, simply enter the code in the relevant box and click on [APPLY]. If your promotion code is valid, your cart will be automatically recalculated.
What are the different email notifications that I will receive after ordering?
First, within few minutes after your order you will receive an email including all the elements of your purchase (order number, billing and delivery address(es), method of payment, list of items, total, etc.). Subsequently, when your package is dispatched, you will receive a second email including the tracking number of your package as a link: a single click will then redirect you to a page containing information on your parcel.
How can I cancel my order?
If your order should have been paid by bank transfer and if this payment has not been processed yet, you just need to inform us so that we can cancel the order.
If your order had been paid but has not been shipped yet, we will refund your entire purchase.
If your order had already been shipped, be sure to refuse delivery to avoid paying for the return postage. Upon receipt of your returned items, we will refund the amount of your order, after deducting the shipping costs.
In the case of refunding for an order that has been paid by bank transfer, if you provide us with a PayPal account to be credited, process will be much faster.


Is it safe to pay by credit card on your website?
Absolutely safe. Your credit card details are entered safely on the secured site of our bank (Systempay Natexis) upon completion of your order. None of your bank details are ever stored or passed on from our system.
How can we be sure that payment is secure?
Upon completion of your order, you will be redirected to the secure site of our online payment system. It uses a secure protocol recognisable by the https placed in front of the address in your navigation bar The secure mode is also identifiable by the small lock visible at the bottom of your browser.

Once your payment is complete, you will be redirected to our website and then switching back to normal, a message will be displayed advising the same.

Can I pay via bank transfer?
Yes you can. You just have to place your order normally on the site and check the "transfer" box when choosing the method of payment. The only difference for an order paid for by credit card or via PayPal is that we have to wait until the actual receipt of your payment in order to ship your package. Please include in your banking transaction the order number that has been communicated to you upon registration of your purchase.


How can I track my package?
Once your package is shipped, our server will automatically send you a notification email containing the tracking number of your package as a clickable link. You can then simply click on the link to be redirected to the shipper’s tracking site.
If for any reason, you cannot use the link sent to you in your notification email, you can also access this tracker from your account on our website.
What happens if I am not available when my parcel is delivered?
This depends on the usual protocols of the mail service for the given shipping country.
The tracking site says my package is delivered but I haven’t received anything, what to do?<
First, check with your neighbours or concierge if your parcel was delivered to them in your absence. If this is not the case, then check with your post office, giving them the relevant tracking number of your package and let us know the outcome of your request. Please Note: Beyond 30 days from the date of shipment, we will not be able to fulfill your request.
I received my package in poor condition and one (or more) item(s) has (have) been damaged, what to do?
First send us by email a photograph of the damaged item(s) if you can so that we can take action against the carrier. In any case, send us a sworn declaration containing the list of the damaged item(s) for us to resend them to you as soon as possible. We may also ask you to return this(these) item(s) to us.

Technical problems

I haven’t received any confirmation by email, is that normal?
No, it is not. First, make sure the email address you used to create your account is correct (typos and errors are so easy to make!). If the address is correct, then check in the [Spam] or [Bulk] folder of your usual messaging software that our email has not been filtered incorrectly. In this case, and to prevent this from happening again, just add to your usual contacts.
I cannot place my order on your website, what should I do?
A plethora of servers and browsers makes it difficult to develop a functional site on 100% of the configurations. If you face any problem in placing your order, please send us a message through our contact form describing as precisely as possible the issue that you have been encountering. We will try to find a solution as soon as possible..