When we launched in 2015, we quickly realized that the only way to create customizable beauty products at scale was to find a fully operational production facility that fit our needs. The problem? That facility didn’t exist. Tasked with a seemingly impossible challenge, we decided to do something a little different for a brand-new start-up: we went ahead and built our own state-of-the-art factory from the ground up.
Our team created a truly first-of-its-kind facility in Catawissa, PA (our co-founder’s hometown), and later expanded with a second facility in Paxinos, PA where all of the filling equipment was designed, built, and coded in-house. To this day, there is still nothing comparable to it anywhere else in the world.
From reducing our overall packaging to investing in post-consumer recycled materials, we put sustainability at the core of everything we do.
As part of our mission to become more earth-friendly, we recently transitioned our boxes to 100% recyclable kraft packaging made with 30% post-consumer recycled materials, ensured our bottles and jars are all 100% recyclable, and are working hard to launch 100% post-consumer recycled hair, skin, and body care bottles by mid-2021.
animals > humans (jk, jk...)
At Function of Beauty, we really, really love our animals. So much so, in fact, that we often have a few four-legged friends (and one bird) roaming around our office at any given time, and yes, it’s every bit as wonderful as you’d imagine it is. When you’re animal-lovers like us though, it isn’t enough to just have a pet-friendly office, which is why we took the steps a long time ago to make sure all of our products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.
As members of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program, this means that we not only do not use any animal ingredients or animal by-products in our formulas, but we also do not test on animals at any stage of product development. The result is effective, high-quality beauty products that you can feel good about using.