Your FAR Botanicals experience is of utmost importance to us. From the carefully sourced premium ingredients to the attractive outside packaging, every detail in the creation of a FAR Botanicals product is given equal weight.
When you use the FAR Botanicals brand, you are assured products that have been manufactured in compliance with the following standard:
- Zero Animal Content
With the plethora of highly effective plant materials available to cosmetic chemistry, we feel there is simply no excuse to exploit animals to achieve optimal personal beauty. Therefore we formulate to a Zero Animal Content Standard. We also will not sell our product in countries where cosmetic animal testing is required.
- Purposeful Selection of Plant Derived Ingredients
Ingredients selection is undertaken with extreme care at FAR Botanicals. We don’t grab the latest popular natural ingredient and drop it into a formula with no regard for its suitability. Nor do we cram a laundry list of fractional plant extracts into our liquid bases simply for label appeal. Instead, every ingredient that appears in our formulas has been selected for its performance and safety and it’s included in a formula at a concentration that provides observable and measurable effectiveness.
- Artisan Crafted for an Eco-Luxury Experience
Customer delight is an integral part of our formulating process and our belief is that being an eco-conscious shopper shouldn’t preclude you from having a luxurious experience. A truly successful FAR Botanicals product will enhance your grooming ritual through sight, touch and scent, while providing great results and allowing you to indulge yourself with something special and beautifully made.
- Handcrafted by FAR Botanicals
None of our products are private label formulas concocted by an outside manufacturer. This allows us complete control over the quality and origin of our raw ingredients as well as control over what exactly is contained in our finished formulas.
- Continuous Growth and Improvement
As green cosmetic chemistry continues to advance, it means more raw materials will be made available to sustainable manufacturers. If we make a new discovery that we feel can vastly improve your results with our products, we happily reformulate with an eye on always providing only the best to our customers.
- Customer Education
We have a healthy respect for empirical data and scientifically backed facts and we approach the responsibility of customer education with the seriousness it rightfully deserves. We strive to provide product information that is; free of hyperbole, educational and wherever possible, backed by careful study and scientifically verifiable data.
- Government-Backed Ingredient Safety Standards
Our assessment of an ingredient’s safety is based on standards established by the United States, the European Union and Japan. These three governments are regarded as having the most rigorous cosmetic safety standards in the world and we feel confident in consulting EU and Japanese standards if we find the U.S. government’s stance on an ingredient is inconclusive. Within the U.S., California has distinguished itself as being on the forefront of environmental safety regulations, so we also refer to California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Safe Consumer Products regulations for the latest information on chemicals of concern.
- Standard for Natural Ingredient Selection
Currently, there is no government defined standard for what constitutes a natural personal care product in the United States. Multiple private and commercial entities have launched initiatives of their own to fill this void, which can be confusing for product manufacturers as well as consumers. For customer reference, we currently rely on two entities to guide our definition of what constitutes a commercial natural cosmetic product, as well as what raw ingredients we select for use in our product line: In the United States, the Natural Product Association: http://www.npainfo.org/and for an internationally recognized standard, ECOCERT in Europe: http://www.ecocert.com.
- Responsible Use of Synthetic Ingredients
Our preference while formulating is to always use Natural, Certified Organic and Sustainable ingredients. With this in mind, we make spare use of synthetic materials under specific circumstances; if a natural ingredient is endangered, rare or presents ethical, safety or stability issues, to ensure broad-spectrum preservation of a product, or when a particular synthetic ingredient would vastly improve the effectiveness of a product. Any synthetic material that is selected for use in our line must be sustainable, biodegradable, and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
- Responsible Use of Fragrances
With the exception of our conditioning hair serum that can be purchased with an optional fragrance, all of our treatment and maintenance products are formulated to a low-scent profile of less than 1% fragrance. Our treatment and maintenance products are scented using 100% natural essential oils or an aromatic blend of natural fragrances and pthalate-free synthetic fragrances. Our hair perfume scents contain 100% natural fragrances or a blend of natural and synthetic fragrances, where the ratio of synthetic aromatic material to natural aromatic material is no greater than 1:1.
- Our Products Follow Green Chemistry Design Principles
The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry provide us with manufacturing standards that guide our choices as a sustainable company. These principles encourage among other things, the responsible sourcing of renewable raw materials and the creation of products that are biodegradable. FAR Botanicals’ commitment to being a sustainable and socially responsible business has been verified by Green America.
If you have any questions about our Quality Standard, please Contact Us, we always look forward to hearing from our customers.