On this page, you will find some of the most common questions asked of our GoW staff and any inquiry you may have that you can't locate here, please feel free to submit your question on our Contact Us page. 

Q: How long will my products last, and how do I store them?

A: For all information regarding the shelf life and storage of our Garden of Wisdom products, please head over to this page for all the details 
Caring For Our Products

Q: Someone suggested I try a 'patch test;' What is this?

Patch testing involves applying a small amount of product to the skin in a sensitive area, such as the inner crook of the elbow. Leaving the product on for up to 24 hours or less will show if a reaction develops.

Q: What are Liposomes?

A: Liposomes have emerged as efficient carrier systems for topical cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. The word ‘liposome’ is derived from two Greek words: 'Lipos' (which means fat) and 'Soma' (which means body). Liposomes were first discovered in 1964 by Alec Bangham (not Baldwin) and his colleague R.W. Thorne when they were examining a dispersion of phospholipids in water under an electron microscope. Today, liposomes are used as structures that encapsulate and carry nutrients and cosmetic agents directly to the cells and tissues for improved uptake and absorption.   Read more about Liposomes here.

Q: I would like some assistance with skincare basics. Do you have any advice?

A: Absolutely. We have a section dedicated to Skincare Basics 

Q: How about skincare routines? Do you have any thoughts or guidance on that?

A: We have a conucopia of information on our website. Starting with the Skin Profiles Page. Have you signed up to join our Garden of Wisdom member forum? We have years of sharing and caring and a wealth of information for you to dig into. The forum is rather ancient, but the information is quite interesting!

Q:  Do you offer kits of any kind? Something where I can have a selection of your products for my skin type?

A: Yes! Whether your skin is normal, oily, aging, blemish-prone, or affected by pregnancy hormone fluctuations, Eczema, or Keratosis Pilaris, we have a kit for that!
Shop our selections on the Skincare Kits page.

Q: I'm not great with weights and measurements. Do you have a help section for this?

A: Feel free to visit our Formulation Help page for all that good info. 

Q: What about my return questions? How to do ship? Can I make a purchase internationally?

A: All inquiries regarding returns can be found on our Returns & Exchanges page. Yes! We ship internationally! Please find out more on our Shipping Policies page. 

Q: I would like to purchase a gift for someone; how do I do that?

A: We love offering our Gift Certificates. They are easy to purchase, simple for your friend or loved one to redeem, and never expire. Head over to Gift Certificates and choose your amount from the drop-down menu.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Currently, Garden of Wisdom accepts Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, and Discover. We also happily accept all PayPal, Shop Pay, Diners Club, G-Pay, MetaPay, and Apple Pay.

Q: Do you test on animals?

A: We do not test on animals or use ingredients tested on animals.
We do not condone anyone doing animal testing. This is such a barbaric practice; we do not know why any company would choose this, period. Yep, we said it! See this page for more information .. (Bee) Derived ingredients we use or carry