When you say, “natural skincare”; how natural is natural?

While there is NO actual definition of “natural” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); when we say, “Natural skin care” we mean we use naturally-derived ingredients (such as botanicals extracts, roots, essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, surfactants, humectants, and emulsifiers. The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using botanically sourced ingredients currently existing in or formed by nature, without the use of synthetic chemicals, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients. Fresh Face Botanicals™ strives to be as natural as possible, but to be all-natural is virtually impossible.

Are the products cruelty-free?

All Fresh Face Botanicals products are certified cruelty-free.

Do you use animal-derived ingredients?

Most of the Fresh Face Botanicals skin care line, do NOT contain animal derived ingredients; with the exceptions of our soon-to-be-launched, 3-in-1 Fab-BEE-lous Lips - Primer | Protector | Plumper, is formulated with beeswax for its many benefits, and our Herbal Mineral Toner, which incorporates Bee Pollen for its skin healing and regenerative properties. Most vegans don’t mind a little beeswax or bee pollen, but we understand this is a matter of personal preference. Click HERE for complete lists of ALL ingredients used in the Fresh Face Botanicals product line.

Are your products certified organic?

There are no legally defined parameters for certifying cosmetics as being organic. The whole concept is fraught with issues. Cosmetic ingredients are not like food, so trying to apply food-based standards are problematic. We strive to make the most effective products without regard to the concept of organic, or else we would have to forego the use of such technologically advanced ingredients as peptides, CoQ10, and vitamins, which cannot be certified as organic.

Are your products preservative free?

No. If our products could be maintained without preservatives or with only natural preservatives, we would do so. It is imperative that products are free of contamination and remain so after the consumer opens and uses the product. Therefore, we will make sure that each formula meets the necessary level of protection. Read the latest research information on parabens, you will be very surprised. But in short, parabens don't cause cancer. PERIOD.

More FAQs are coming soon, as we add to the Fresh Face Botanicals product line. Thanks for visiting us.