One of the oldest family owned skin care lines, Ella Bache has been manufactured and based out of France for more than 60 years. This line was responsible for the first hot wax in Europe , the world’s first cold wax strips, and they were the first to use the Quinoa plant for cosmetics. They have now extended their reach to over 40 different countries. They now offer 5 basic categories including cleansers, lotions, and exfoliants; classic range; soin bio repateur; radical age defiance system; and hydra.
The Ella Bache Company has been in business since 1936 and still maintains the same ownership, which may reassure some individuals looking for history of a company. Their wrinkle serums and creams also contain a complex they call the “Cyto-Stimulation Complex”, which is meant to boost collagen levels to reduce wrinkles. In addition, they use Grenoble walnut extract, which defends against free radicals, and celery extract, which is known as an antioxidant. They are also one of the few companies who currently offer a line specifically designed for the male consumer, which include a cleanser, shaving cream, sun block, and a moisturizer. They sell mostly through salons and post a link on their website to find a salon near you.
While the Ella Bache company has been making beauty products since 1936, it has only been recently that they have begun in the wrinkle industry. As such, they choose not to post a full ingredients list on any of their products, which means that for individuals with allergies or sensitivities, it poses a serious risk. They post no clinical research on their products, nor do we actually know what is in the “Cyto-Stimulation Complex” which would stimulate the growth of collagen. They don’t sell online, they sell exclusively through salons, making availability potentially limited. The official website does not post any customer or expert testimonials, and there does not seem to be a money back or satisfaction guarantee on these products.
In the end, Ella Bache falls into a category with a number of other beauty companies who have been in the industry for a period of time. They break into the wrinkle industry thinking it is the same as the cosmetics industry, which it is not, and accordingly don’t do enough research. A tube of lipstick does not cost the same as a small bottle of serum or cream, nor does it promise anything more than to color one’s lips. Therefore, the stakes are a bit higher with a product claiming to reverse the aging process and at the cost most creams and serums hold.