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By- Roy Jakson

At Function of Beauty, we are big on high-impact social causes, customer-centric product design, and end-to-end sustainability. Here is how we pull it all off.

Function of Beauty was founded to disrupt the personal care industry. Cookie-cutter shampoos, conditioners, and beauty products that are made for mass consumption cannot cater to the unique needs and preferences of individual users. With a simple four-step process, we help our customers understand their hair, skin, and personal care needs, select the ingredients that will help them achieve their personal care goals, and customize the look and smell of the final product so that their shampoo, conditioner, hair mist, hair serum, body wash, or lotion is as unique as they are.

Throughout the process, we focus on only using clean ingredients and sustainable, recyclable materials. Here's how it all works.

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What We Mean By "Clean Ingredients"

All Function of Beauty formulations follow European Union regulations for safe cosmetics, which are much stricter than the FDA's regulations in the United States. We constantly check and test our products to make sure that all of our ingredients are fully compliant with all applicable standards.

We also thoroughly check every new ingredient against 26 different checklist items to rule out specific environmental and health hazards and ensure that the ingredients we use are safe for the user and the environment (and our packaging!) when they are combined.

Whatever your custom formulation or choice of color or fragrance, it's all 100% clean, all the time. All of our colors are both FDA and EU-approved for cosmetics, and our expert-blended fragrances will provide an unforgettable sensory experience. We also have natural fragrance options made from essential oils, as well as fragrance-free options if that's what you prefer.

Some people ask about silicones and wonder whether they are safe. Silicones are widely recognized as effective conditioning ingredients. They can help create that silky, smooth feeling to your hair, body, and skin after use, and they can act as a barrier on the skin that lets moisture in but blocks particles and pollutants from entering. Silicone rarely causes allergic reactions, is vegan, and has been proven to not clog pores. However, you can go silicone-free if you like, and all of our ingredients are always vegan and cruelty-free.

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In addition to the above, we only use responsibly and sustainably sourced ingredients wherever we can, and we never test on animals. Our products are also free of parabens (a family of chemicals often used as preservatives in cosmetics but can affect your hormone balances), sulfates (chemicals used in many cleaning products that can cause irritation and can strip away your body's natural oils), and phthalates (often called "plasticizers" because they make cosmetics more durable but can cause organ damage).

Sustainability and Product Design

Our mantra of producing products that are good for people and the environment extends to our packaging and product designs. Our product boxes are 100% recyclable and are made of at least 30% post-consumer recycled materials. These materials are also sourced from environmentally responsible suppliers and certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

All of our products come with pumps as well, loose and disassembled in the box. This makes dispensing your custom formulation super easy, and you can even decline a new pump for new orders if you'd like to reuse your current one.

We even bring recycling and sustainability to our bottles and caps, which for many of our 16 oz products are made of premium post-consumer recycled material and aluminum, which is 100% recyclable. For many of our 8 oz products, we use bottles that are made of 100% recyclable PETE-grade plastic. As part of our continued commitment to saving the environment and creating unique, sustainable products, many of our bottles will transition to post-consumer recycled material sourcing by mid-2021.

We also avoid controversial ingredients that can cause our users (or the environment) harm, and we never use ingredients banned by the EU. Our products are safe to use during pregnancy and by children, but to be safe, consult your physician and make sure you and your children do not have unknown allergies to specific ingredients that can lead to irritation or other issues during or after use.

Interested in Learning More?

If you'd like to learn more, we'd love to hear from you. You can contact us here, start building your personal hair profile here, or read more from us on everything beauty here. You can even join Function With Benefits, our exclusive members' club to enjoy exclusive perks and discounts, as well as free shipping on all recurring orders, access to exclusive, subscriber-only colors and fragrances, early access to new products, and fully customizable care and support from our beauty team.

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