- What does the “FAR” in FAR Botanicals stand for?
The FAR in FAR Botanicals stands for “Fatty Acid-Rich”. The ingredients selected for our forpmulas contain a high concentration of essential fatty acids which are integral to maintapreserining the health and hydration of hair and skin.
- Is FAR Botanicals “all natural”?
All of our formulas are made from natural, certified organic and sustainable ingredients. However, in our view a truly natural product is one which has had little to zero processing (for example, a mashed avocado used as a mask). There is no government supported definition for what constitutes a natural cosmetic at this time, only a food grade standard for organic edible produce, so “natural” when applied to cosmetics and beauty products should be viewed as a marketing term. We feel it is more accurate to describe FAR Botanicals as a “sustainable” line since we formulate following Cruelty-Free and Green Chemistry principles. For an expanded description of our formulating standards, please read our Quality Statement.
- I can only see key ingredients, where is the full ingredients list?
We are always reviewing our ingredients to see where we might be able to make a product even more effective, this means a product’s supporting ingredients may change while the key ingredients remain the same. For customer convenience we keep an updated full list of all ingredients used in the FAR Botanicals line at the following link: https://farbotanicals.com/about-far-botanicals/far-botanicals-product-ingredients.
- Do you use preservatives? What preservatives do you use?
As a responsible maker, we use 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 (to protect oils from rancidity), ethyl ethers (for broad spectrum, broad pH protection) 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.
- Are FAR Botanicals products made from pre-purchased bases?
Every formula in our line has been carefully created from scratch. FAR Botanicals’ founder regards product crafting as an art form and every formula is considered an outward reflection of the company’s dedication to high quality and effectiveness.
- What is the shelf life of a FAR Botanicals Product?
Our wet products are designed to last up to 12 months after opening, while our anhydrous products will last up to 18 months after opening.
- Do your products contain any bee, silk, dairy or other animal derived ingredients?
FAR Botanicals has been crafted to be a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly brand. Instead of using animal by-products, we source plant-based equivalents or other sustainable alternatives. The cruelty-free status of our brand has been endorsed by the Leaping Bunny Program.
- Are your cleansing creams similar to Wen creme cleansers?
No. Our cleansing formulas are inspired by Indonesian hair baths and contain an appropriate amount of surfactants to gently clean the hair and not leave it coated in hard to remove cationic material.
- Are your products scented?
Our products are designed to be low scent (less than 1% fragrance) with the exception of our Silicone-Free Verde Oil Supreme which can either be purchased with no additional fragrance added (Low Scent), or converted into a conditioning perfume oil for hair by selecting a custom fragrance.
- Are your products pthalate-free?
As of 2013 all of our maintenance products use only pthalate-free fragrances when a fragrance other than essential oils is present. The only product that may contain traditional fragrance oils are the optional scents that can be selected for the fragranced version of our Verde Oil Supreme. With this product, customers can choose between 100% natural fragrances crafted entirely from essential oils or blends of essential oils and fragrance oils. We’ve found that providing this option allows our customers a greater range of choice.
Despite the hyperbole surrounding the subject of pthalates, the type sometimes found in fragrances is not the same type being banned from use in toys and other products. Fragrance-based pthalates are regarded as safe for use in cosmetic products by the United States, European Union and Japanese governments.
- Do you have a return policy?
Yes we do. Click Here to access all of our site policies.
- Who is the ideal buyer for a FAR Botanicals product?
Anyone with normal to dry hair and skin who is seeking hydrating beauty care products that are concentrated and formulated using premium ingredients. Philosophically, our products will likely appeal most to people who are concerned with issues of sustainability, who seek out unique, green and cruelty-free products, or who like supporting independently owned artisan-style businesses.
- Does FAR Botanicals sell skin care?
FAR Botanicals launched as an Eco Luxury hair care company, but we’ve expanded into creating hydrating products for skin and body too. See one example with our Day One Gentle Clarifying Cleanser for Hair & Skin.
- Are your products available for wholesale?
Yes. You can learn more by visiting our wholesale website.
- Do you have small minimum orders?
We have very reasonable minimum orders. For more information, feel free to Contact Us.
- Do you provide marketing assistance?
As a reseller of our product, we are invested in your success and we offer support in various ways, including marketing materials and education.
- What is your discount for wholesale purchase?
We provide an industry standard discount off of MSRP.