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the function difference.

As a company, we strive to be clean, ethical, and sustainable in everything that we do. We may not always be perfect, but we are committed to constant improvement and are always up for a challenge.

We are committing ourselves to change and want to share with you how we're doing it.

how did we end up in paxinos?

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our factory

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.

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we clean up good.

To be an ingredient in a Function of Beauty bottle, you'd have to make it past European Union safe cosmetics regulations and 26 checklist items, pass review in formulation with other ingredients, help achieve results for someone's unique hair/skin/body care needs, be 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and as often as we can help it, be responsibly sourced. Whew – that's a lot of roadblocks.

Beyond ingredients, our formulations go through extensive safety testing so that they're all dermatologist-tested and non-irritating. Our skincare and Target products are also all verified to be suitable for sensitive skin.

More about what we mean by clean ingredients or find out more about our safety standards.

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.

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perfecting our kraft.

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.

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