Just ordered Dan's starter pack and it arrived a few days ago. What I hadn't anticipated was the UK customs bill that accompanied it. The items cost $34.02, that's about Â£22.51. The UK customs charge was Â£12.14.
Eekkkkk! I noted from the label on the box, when I finally wrested it from my local sorting office operative and got it home, that had the contents been under Â£18 (for VAT purposes) in value, I would have avoided the charge.
The exact wording is:
'Goods purchased and imported into the EU with a value over Â£18 (for VAT purposes) and over Â£135 (for import duty purposes), or goods imported from one private person to another private person as a gift with a value of over Â£40, are subject to Customs charges.'
I'm just glad to get the stuff to be honest, but with more careful ordering I could have dodged the charge. One tube of Dan's BP costs $16.52, that's about Â£10.93, which would presumably have no charge on it. However the big bottle costs $32.03, that's Â£21.19, so that would attract the charge.
Moral of story, only order one tube of BP at a time, and make it the standard sized one. I think there are plenty of alternative options for cleanser and moisturizer available here within the UK. Hope this helps someone avoid the expensive error I just made.