Returns & Refunds

Lab Series UK – Online Returns and Cancellation Policies & Procedures

Date of Last Update: 16th January 2024.

  1. 1. How to make a return?
    1. a. Free returns
    2. b. Other options
  2. 2. How long do I have to return an item?
  3. 3. When will I get my refund?
  4. 4. Can I return an online order in store?
  5. 5. Can I exchange an item?
  6. 6. What if I received a faulty item?
  7. 7. Cancellation rights

1. How to make a return?

A. Free returns

To return your online order to us free of charge, please:

  1. 1. Print and complete our returns note which can be found here:
  2. 2. Re-package your items safely, including the completed returns note
  3. 3. Follow the instructions on to receive your returns label

B. Other options

To make an independent return, please print and complete our Returns Note which can be found here. Make sure it is included in your return, then send the goods to the following address:

Estée Lauder Companies
3 Kites Croft Business Park
Warsash Road
PO14 4FL

Note: Any postage cost obtained via independent return will not be reimbursed.

Please ensure you obtain a proof of postage when you return the item(s) to us (make sure you keep a copy of the proof of postage in case we do not receive the returned parcel, as we cannot accept liability for returned goods lost in transit).

2. How long do I have to return an item?

We hope that you are delighted with your order, but if for some reason you are not, you can return it for free within 30 days.

3. When will I get my refund?

Please allow 14 working days from the date your order is returned for your refund to be processed. Products ordered with a valid receipt can be returned for a refund up to 30 days following their purchase date.

The refund will be processed to the original payment method used to place the order.

We advise that all online returns can be made using the complimentary returns service as indicated in 1.A. Free returns. This includes any faulty or damaged goods. If for any reason you wish to use an alternative returns method to the complimentary service provided, this may incur an additional charge, which will be at your own expense and not applicable for reimbursement.

Customers wishing to return fragrance items should have regard to any labelling and packaging guidelines produced by Royal Mail or any other courier that is used.

We will not provide a full refund if the goods show signs of unreasonable use. In such circumstances, we will notify you that a reduced refund amount will be available or you can choose to arrange for such goods to be returned to you within 28 days of our notification.

4. Can I return an online order in store?

Unfortunately we don't have any stores located in the UK. Items must be returned by post, please see the return instructions here.

5. Can I exchange an item?

Unfortunately we do not offer exchanges. However, if you change your mind after receiving your order, you may return it and place a new order for the right item. Please note, the original product must be unused in order to get a refund.

6. What if I received a faulty item?

In addition to the rights described above (and in accordance with your rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015), if the goods you receive are damaged or faulty, or not what you originally ordered please notify us as soon as possible via Web Messaging.

Please provide the order number and ensure that you keep the box, packing materials including packing note and all items received for inspection.

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7. Cancellation rights

As you are a consumer and have made an order online you may, in accordance with the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, cancel your order and obtain a refund within 14 working days from the date we receive your return.

Your right to return goods does not apply to goods:

  1. • Made to your specification or which have been clearly personalised (e.g. by being engraved) or which by reason of their nature cannot be returned or are liable to deteriorate or expire rapidly or where sealed goods have been supplied which are not suitable for return due to health protection or hygiene reasons, if they become unsealed after delivery.

  2. • If you made your purchase through a partnered retail location, such as an airport or department store, then any return will need to be made in accordance with the returns/cancellation policy of the relevant retailer and should not be returned directly to us. Similarly, if you purchased products on the Lab Series website or in a Lab Series store, you must return them in accordance with the procedure outlined here and not directly to a partnered retail location.

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