Zero Animal Content
With the abundance of highly effective sustainable raw materials available to cosmetic chemistry, we feel there is simply no excuse to exploit animals in any way. We also only test our products on eager and willing humans.
Purposeful Selection of Raw Ingredients
Every FAR Botanicals formula is the result of the thoughtful selection of ingredients which have been extensively tested for their efficacy, and synergistic compatibility with other ingredients. We avoid using ingredients simply because they are trendy or make for great label appeal. We also seek partnerships with thoughtful suppliers who are sensitive to issues related to animal cruelty, sustainability and fair-trade.
Green Chemistry Principles
The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry provide us with standards that guide our choices as a sustainable company. These principles encourage the responsible sourcing of renewable raw materials and the creation of products that are biodegradable.
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.
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.
We have a healthy respect for empirical data and scientifically backed facts. We strive to provide accurate product information that is: free of hyperbole, educational and wherever possible, backed by careful study and scientifically verifiable data.