nbdcosmetics

Natural Hair, Skin and More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · 3581 Sales

nbdcosmetics

Natural Hair, Skin and More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3581 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1307)

Shop owner

LeKenda

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Announcement   Welcome to NBD Cosmetics. If you are looking for natural hair and body care products then you have found the right place. Browse the shop and if there is something you don't see just ask! I might have it already in the works! Thanks for taking the time to check me out. Keep up with us on facebook:
www.facebook.com/NaturalbyDesignCosmetics
follow us on Twitter: @nbdcosmetics
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR LISTINGS HAVE A PARTIAL INGREDIENT LIST, EITHER IN THE MATERIALS SECTION OR IN THE DESCRIPTION. IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT AN ALLERGY OR A PARTICULAR INGREDIENT PLEASE CONVO US BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE. WE WANT TO HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED CHOICES.


NOW HEAR THIS:
So many projects so little time! So this is what we have cooking: Body Luxury Line of products made with shea butter and goat's milk. Body Basics Shaving lotion for women, and Foot Basics foot care line with a foot soak, scrub and of course lotion.

Hand Milled Soaps are on the way!

Just so you know:


NBD Cosmetics has a waste not want not philosophy. When we ship your selected items please know that we are using the smallest box possible to properly ship your items. In addition we reuse and recycle packing material that is used to pack our supplies, so that we are not overly stressing Mother Earth. In fact, when low on packing material we use shredded junk mail to ship your NBD goodies. How's that for reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 2, 2016

Welcome to NBD Cosmetics. If you are looking for natural hair and body care products then you have found the right place. Browse the shop and if there is something you don't see just ask! I might have it already in the works! Thanks for taking the time to check me out. Keep up with us on facebook:
www.facebook.com/NaturalbyDesignCosmetics
follow us on Twitter: @nbdcosmetics
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR LISTINGS HAVE A PARTIAL INGREDIENT LIST, EITHER IN THE MATERIALS SECTION OR IN THE DESCRIPTION. IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT AN ALLERGY OR A PARTICULAR INGREDIENT PLEASE CONVO US BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE. WE WANT TO HELP YOU MAKE INFORMED CHOICES.


NOW HEAR THIS:
So many projects so little time! So this is what we have cooking: Body Luxury Line of products made with shea butter and goat's milk. Body Basics Shaving lotion for women, and Foot Basics foot care line with a foot soak, scrub and of course lotion.

Hand Milled Soaps are on the way!

Just so you know:


NBD Cosmetics has a waste not want not philosophy. When we ship your selected items please know that we are using the smallest box possible to properly ship your items. In addition we reuse and recycle packing material that is used to pack our supplies, so that we are not overly stressing Mother Earth. In fact, when low on packing material we use shredded junk mail to ship your NBD goodies. How's that for reduce, reuse, and recycle!

LeKenda

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LeKenda

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1307)
Tara Huffman

Tara Huffman on Dec 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Ginger Hartman

Ginger Hartman on Nov 23, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

I got the pumpkin cleansing conditioner. It smells like melted crayons I couldn't get the smell out of my hair. I wouldn't purchase this again. I have used different cleansing conditioner and this one was the worst I've tried.

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Take a guess at what this is- Getting closer to offering a new category in the shop

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I am about 85% operational. Thanks so much for your patience as I get my computer files restored

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Hey guys! My computer crashed on me last week & I finally have my replacement in hand. I am still in the process of setting it up & getting needed files. I have started to push out orders(so sorry for falling behind!). I should be back on track by Mon
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About

Natural Ingredients for a Natural You

At the encouragement of my husband and others I begin Natural by Design Cosmetics to showcase my bevy of hair and skin care products made with natural and naturally derived ingredients. I strive to improve upon my craft and my products daily by researching the latest in natural ingredients and handmade techniques. My medical and science background enables me to ensure my natural creations are designed with the utmost care to help provide benefit with a serious limit on chemicals and synthetics. I work hard to provide quality products at affordable prices that are least 90% natural/ naturally derived.
I refuse to add any parabens, mineral oil,or petroleum to anything that I create. Added bonus- the majority of my shop is vegan!
My handmade creativity has been sought after by quite a few natural hair care beauty salons and I am currently working with 3 in the Philadelphia area.

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  • LeKenda Chapman

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Wife, Mother, Pediatric Physician Assistant

    A Richmond, VA native who has spent her life in service to others. Whether it is treating a sick child at the practice where she works or creating a custom item for a discerning client, LeKenda enjoys helping others help themselves.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2014
Welcome to Natural by Design Cosmetics. This is the place to find handmade hair and body items made with natural ingredients. NBD Cosmetics believes in using the purest materials to make a top quality product that you, your family and your friends would enjoy. All the products listed in this shop are formulated with at least 90-95% natural and naturally derived ingredients. We also a few items that are 100% natural.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
NBD Cosmetics currently accepts paypal payments and credit card payments. Payment is expected at time of purchase. Buyers may cancel an order as long as the item has not been marked as shipped. Sorry, modifications to an existing order can not be made.
On occasion we offer discounts codes for items in the shop. These discount codes are for the specified time period and can not be retroactively applied; This also applies to purchases where the intention was to use the code in the correct time frame but was forgotten. This helps to keep our prices competitive and insures you get to continue to enjoy your body and hair care treat from NBD.
Shipping
Shipping costs are NOT included in the price of any product. Current shipping methods include USPS Priority Flate Rate Shipping, USPS Priority Mail or First Class, whichever is cheaper. If for whatever reason you need your items faster, you may choose USPS Priority for select items for an extra fee. Please be aware that there is a standard $2 shipping and handling fee added to all items with a weight of 8 oz or greater. NBD Cosmetics will ship to Canada first class international mail. Priority mail is available but is very expensive. Discounts on this shipping will not be offered. Persons wishing to purchase items from other countries should convo NBD Cosmetics to work out any details. We suggest that you purchase insurance for international orders. PLEASE NOTE: CUSTOM CHARGES, TARIFFS AND VAT ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. Packages will arrive in a flat rate USPS priority box/envelope unless special arrangements are required. Paid orders are shipped 5-7 days EST after receiving your order, sometimes sooner. Shipping days are Monday thru Friday excluding holidays wherein we will not process your order the day before nor the day after a holiday. Shipping time frames will push the mark of 7 days business days during the busy holiday season and during periods where the volume of orders is considered to be large. You will be notified within 2 days of your order if may need extended time for processing. Please make sure your address is correct when making your purchase. Items that are returned as unclaimed or misdelivered BECAUSE the address given is incorrect will be refunded minus the shipping. You may choose to repurchase the item at that time. Items that are returned unclaimed even when given the correct address will also be refunded the purchase price of the product minus shipping. We will make attempts to contact you when USPS gives us notice that an address can not be confirmed.

If there is a problem with your order please contact us within 1 week of the delivery date. International orders have 3 weeks of the SHIP date to contact us.

NBD Cosmetics does not require a buyer to pay for extra shipping if the shipping costs are actually MORE than the quoted shipping in the listing. NBD Cosmetics does not refund shipping overages unless otherwise noted in an individual listing OR as part of a promotion. We attempt to keep shipping rates stable by charging an average shipping rate per weight of item. Overages go back into all handling costs including all shipping materials and fuel charges. Shipping is a separate charge and is not figured into the cost of the individual product.
Refunds and Exchanges
NBD Cosmetics sells natural personal use products and is therefore unable to refund or exchange any item once it has been shipped. We make every effort to provide the information you need to make an informed purchase on our product pages. Please read them carefully before making your purchase. If we err and send the wrong order consider that our free gift and we will re- ship the correct order at our expense. Refunds are not given for custom orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
All products are for external use only. These products are naturally designed and may show variations from container to container. If a product seperates, gently mix and continue to use as you normally would. Please read all product ingredients carefully and do not use if you are allergic to any component. We will not be held responsible for misuse of any products. It is the customer's responisibilty to eduacate themselves about the properties of essentials oil used in our products.

If you have suggestions about modifications or new products feel free to convo or email at naturalbydesign1 [!at] gmail.com.

Alchemy and custom orders are welcomed. All Alchemy and custom orders must give a detailed description of the desired product, the expected outcome and any allergies. If we find it difficult to design a product tailored to your needs, you will be notified within 2 weeks. We may also contact you to get more detailed information to fine tune a product. After a custom order has been completed you will receive a convo that the item is ready to be listed and your price quote. In making a custom order the intitial listing will be 20- 30% discounted for your purchase. After the first purchase, regular price will be enforced unless being offered for sale or giveaway by the shop. In addition, you agree that by making the custom order NBD Cosmetics has control over the intellectual property and may offer it for sale to other interested parties.

FAQ

Q: What does the statement “do not use during pregnancy” mean? Aren’t your products natural?
A: Natural does not necessarily mean safe especially for the pregnant woman. This statement is used when an essential oil or groups of essential oils is more than 2% of the total weight or volume (Indulgence= 3.5%). Research has shown that certain essential oils should not be used during pregnancy, though no documentation exists of adverse effects resulting from their use.

Q: Why do you use preservatives in a natural product?
A: Some ingredients spoil very quickly and without the preservative you would not be able to enjoy your body care treat for very long. So a very small amount of preservative (always 1% or less) is added to ensure it has not grown mold or bacteria before you finish using it.

Q: What about fragrance?
A: Our fragrances are purchased from a reputable supplier that blends essential oils together to make a fragrance. These fragrances are proprietary and as such they do not have to list more that the term fragrance or essential oil for their ingredient list.

Q: How are your products tested?
A: The products are tested on volunteers who suffer from the complaint that the product is designed to correct. The volunteers are asked their honest opinion about the product and reformulations are considered based on feedback. The product is retested until an exceptional product is created.

Q: Can I use your hair care products on my relaxed/ chemical treated/ colored hair?
A: These products were created to help your hair no matter what state it is in (natural/ relaxed/colored). The goal is to promote healthy hair that is soft and manageable.

Q: Are your products hypoallergenic?
A: It is always advisable to perform a patch test when using any product. Apply a small amount of the product to an exposed area of skin. If itching and redness occur, rinse it off immediately and discontinue use of the product. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies, please read the label before making a purchase.

Q: What makes you the “expert”?
A: We don’t consider ourselves experts. This journey started out with a problem and investigative work trying to fix that problem. What we do is research and test natural formulations to achieve goals that people are not seeing with other products, natural or commercial. The process is driven by the scientific method and knowledge gleaned from professionals in the field (hairstylists, dermatologists, herbalists and general medical providers). The end result is a product that offers you the “difference” you have been looking for.