Our Founder & Mission
Paul and Phoebe Rho were often exposed to environmental factors from frequent business travel that negatively impacted their skin. They couldn’t find products that were both easy to take on the go and effective at removing impurities and free radicals. Their mission is to develop natural, travel-friendly skincare solutions that help reduce and prevent negative environmental impact.
Eco-Values & Standards
Puriface products use natural, eco-friendly ingredients that are always cruelty-free. We strive for sustainability by eliminating waste in product development from formulation to packaging, so we can help build a better future. By being more transparent and honest in our processes, we can identify the most efficient ways to do what we do in a way that is best for the environment.
Product Development Process
Step 1 Research
First we spend time researching consumer attitudes and behaviors to determine if there is demand in the market. To help us focus on the right product for the right audience, we create customer personas. Then we validate different formulation types against those personas with additional research.
Step 2 Ideation
Next we ideate formulation characteristics in relation to consumer persona preferences and skincare concerns to determine the most effective, desirable ingredients. This is the most important step as we have to also consider packaging based on the formulation.
Step 3 Prototype
Developing a prototype is the best way for us to quickly validate if the product will satisfy market demand and help us understand what we need to iterate upon for further development. We distribute samples to small testing groups of consumers that can tell us about product effectiveness, consistency and texture, reactions, fragrance, and packaging. After analyzing this survey data, if we are not satisfied with the results, we prioritize what we address based on value and impact until we are satisfied with the results and the quality of the product.
Step 4 Independent testing
In order to meet certain requirements for regulations that support the claims we make for our products, we typically hire a third party to conduct additional testing so we have the supporting data.
Step 5 Production
We work with various suppliers to bring our products to market and this is one of the most important steps as we look to find better materials and processes that are less harmful to the environment. This is an ongoing part of the product development process that we look to consistently improve as we continue to grow.