From the ROOTS of design, to the FRUITFUL final offering, we create with the greatest INTENTION possible.
Weaving both a passions for PLANT BASED ingredients and the knowledge that comes with advanced cosmetic science, it is our hope to craft highly intelligent skincare for you here in the Fruits to the Roots Beauty Lab.
Currently, every beauty offering is designed, formulated, stability tested, produced & bottled in our dedicated FTTR Beauty Lab. By bringing these practices in-house, we are able to reduce waste significantly, guarantee freshness & lovingly hand-pack offerings in every order.
Advancement in Cosmetic Formulation & Integrating Stability Practices
As of 2023, I (Lauren) have successfully gained certification in Cosmetic Stability Testing & Natural Cosmetic Preservation from the School of Formula Botanica. Additionally, I am SO CLOSE to finishing my Diplomas in Advanced Organic Cosmetic Science and in Organic Skincare Formulation.
While we have always followed GMP for cosmetics, by integrating various forms of testing, and further understanding how both the skin functions and how each ingredient behaves with the varying layers of the skin, I have been able to elevate the quality within all areas of production and in final formulations. Because these practices are not yet required by law for all cosmetic production, and the cost per product can be high for testing, most of the time these practices are only done by big businesses and not by small businesses. Bringing these practices into our lab, means that as a business we will be working to "up" the small beauty standard for quality. Additionally, integrating these studied practices will help long term to help determine stability and shelf life for every FTTR product we offer.
Sounds about right, am I right?
Never Tested on Animals & Thoughtfully Chosen Ingredients
We take great measures to define our ingredients, formulas, and final product offerings. Along the way, it is our goal and bottom line to never cause animal harm via testing. None of our products, nor the contained ingredients are ever tested on animals- except humans! And these humans are willing, loyal and give loads of feedback :) While we do work with a few precious animal ingredients such as beeswax, honey, propolis, oil of egg and pearl - we make sure that our sources are local (when possible), ethically sourced and meaningfully crafted.
As a small business we are working hard to discover ways to decrease our global footprint. Over the last few years it has become even more clear, why keeping production in-house is so important. Sadly, the beauty industry is notorious for the amount of waste it produces. Keeping our production in house, is just one way, we are working to keep our skincare line clean, reduce waste and choose EARTH friendly practices.
It really is a dream to be able to understand our skincare on a micro level as well as an intuitive one. I look forward to expanding my knowledge year after year for you!
more info, videos & photo updates coming soon