The “FAR” in FAR Botanicals stands for “Fatty Acid-Rich”. FAR Botanicals products are made from ingredients specifically selected for their high essential fatty acid content. Essential fatty acids have a proven ability to maintain the health and hydration of hair and skin.
Since “natural” when used to describe beauty and grooming products is an unregulated term, our preference is to make sustainable products. This means that we use raw ingredients that are natural, certified organic and sustainable. These ingredients are selected based on their performance, safety, biodegradability, fair-trade status and cruelty-free status.
“Chemical-Free” is a term often misused to promote products marketed as natural. The term is patently false since all products are made from a combination of chemicals. FAR Botanicals avoids using marketing terms that misinform or confuse consumers.
We avoid using any animal derived ingredients, sulfates, amines, cheap fillers and inert ingredients such as plain water, low-grade vegetable oils, silicones, petrochemical fillers, plastic gelling agents, drying alcohols, formaldehyde or formaldehyde donors, coloring agents, endangered botanicals or materials that have been definitively identified as potential carcinogens.
We use paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservatives to keep our wet products, or products likely to come into contact with water, safe for consumer use. We use a combination of organic acids, esters, antioxidants, ethyl ethers and natural chelating agents to boost preservative efficacy. For guidance on which preservative ingredients to incorporate into our products, we refer to government-backed consumer safety standards established by the United States, the European Union and Japan.
FAR Botanicals has been crafted to be a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly brand. Instead of using animal derived-ingredients, we source plant-based equivalents or other sustainable alternatives. The cruelty-free status of our brand has been endorsed by Leaping Bunny.
Our products are designed to be low scent (less than 1% fragrance) or fragrance-free.
All of our fragrances are made from 100% natural materials, or a blend of predominantly natural content and some synthetic aroma molecules. Synthetic materials are used sparingly as substitutes for ingredients that would otherwise be sourced from animals or endangered botanicals.