MY STORY, YOUR STORY
Hi, it’s Rachel, founder of Faraday Face. I crafted this collection of vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, non-GMO cosmetics in zero waste packaging without plastic for those (like me) seeking naturally effective and environmentally-conscious cosmetics. In addition to my eco-friendly packaging, I pledge to donate 5% of profits every day to The Ocean Cleanup project.
GREENEST, CLEANEST BEAUTY
Faraday Face ingredients are selected from plant-based, naturally-derived, or stable sources. Faraday Face cosmetics do not contain aluminum, BHA, BTA, ceteareth glycol, dimethicone, EDTA, formaldehyde, glycerine, GMOs, mineral oils, oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, petroleum by-products, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sulfite, silicone, synthetic coloring, synthetic fragrance, synthetic preservatives, talc, tar, toluene, or triclosan. For more information on our ingredients philosophy and how it impacts our products, visit our ingredients page.
Compacted into very thin aluminum pans, Faraday Face cosmetics are then fitted into paperboard palettes. The palettes are fastened closed with ribbon made of untreated Japanese linen. Palettes and pans can be recycled, the ribbon can be composted. For packing and shipping, Faraday Face uses materials that are recyclable and plastic-free. The cosmetics are padded with recyclable, undyed crinkle-cut packing material, and the recyclable boxes are sealed with paper tape.
Why not wood packaging?
Since the primary uses for recycled wood are compost and garden amendments such as mulch, wood is commonly redirected out of recycling and into the landfill if it is at all painted, pressed, or treated. For example, in San Francisco, California where Faraday Face is based, no plywood, pressboard, painted, stained or treated wood is eligible to be composted or recycled.
Why not plastic packaging?
Not only is plastic made from non-renewable fossil fuels, it is not durable. Plastic breaks down into smaller pieces which make their way inevitably into our landscapes and waterways, and into the bodies of marine life. Even if "recyclable", plastic is never recycled. It is downcycled. Each time it is recycled, plastic’s quality deteriorates until eventually, it ends up in a landfill. ‘Plant’ and biodegradable plastics—while a step in the right direction—require very specific conditions to break down, meaning that they do not readily biodegrade.
Why ribbon closure?
Paperboard palettes commonly use magnets as a closing mechanism; this results in a convenient and secure snap shut. However, magnets would likely not be recyclable in a mixed stream process, so they would be considered a contaminant. This means that the packaging containing magnets would be downgraded at best (more likely redirected to the landfill).
Good for You, Good for the Planet
Faraday Face is committed to cosmetics that are vegan and crafted without animal testing. All Faraday Face products are also non-GMO, palm oil-free, and made gluten-free to include the members of our community with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.