On March 27th we woke up to a changed world with regards to anti-wrinkle treatments. Our previously loved product which we knew offered fantastic results- Azzalure was rapidly diminishing in supply across the UK and the boxes could only be sourced in small numbers. By April 1st (no joke) there was a nationwide halt in the production of Azzlaure. The main pharmaceutical company declared they were unable to give us a date of when production would restart.
We have been told this has nothing to do with the Ukraine /Russian war as the actual product – Botulinum toxin is made in France. As panic amongst clinics grew, very little information was given to hundreds of companies across the country, who offered this much needed, and for some, essential treatment.
At Look Lovely London, we were not happy with the information we had been given so we decided to do further investigating. We needed to get to the bottom of the rapidly unfolding situation, where the supply chain of a much-loved product was coming to an end. We have now been told the little glass vials the products is careful shipped over to the UK in, is in fact made in China. And the problem lies in China where they have been having issues sourcing the glass.
After gaining this information we acted quickly and wisely to ensure we could continue offer anti-wrinkle treatments and managed to source an equally great product from a rival pharmaceutical company called Allergan. From my 12 years of injected I am confident this brand will still offer the fantastic results you are looking for, be it completely wrinkle-free or natural.
The story continued to unfold- On April 5th it was announced there was a global shortage of all brands as so many clinics moved across. At this stage all the main pharmaceutical companies pushed their prices up by 30%. This will be financially crippling for many clinics and may cause closures.
At Look Lovely London we want to reassure you we will continue to act swiftly and source Botulinum toxin, having a good relationship with their representatives. Sadly, due to the sharp increase in costs we will need to review our pricing in the coming weeks.
We appreciate times are difficult for everyone but please be aware any small price increase is not driven by profit but by a squeeze from our suppliers. We know that some clinics will move across to cheaper, less effective brands of anti-wrinkle – which will offer inferior results and last a shorter amount of time. However at Look Lovely London we insist on only using the safest and clinically proven products available in the industry. We will not compromise on quality.