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Cosmetics Legislation & Regulation

Election Day is November 6, and we’re excited to vote and make our voices heard. In honor of one of our favorite democratic traditions, we’re highlighting the history of cosmetics legislation and the new cosmetics bills sparking our excitement. Three fast facts about cosmetics legislation: 1. The last cosmetics regulation,…

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HAN Clean Swaps: An Easy Way to Switch to Green Beauty

We have lots of customers who tell us that some of our products have made great natural and toxin-free replacements for their beauty favorites. While HAN might not be exact duplicates of conventional shades, our customers have said that they come close! We’ll be sharing a few to show how…

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The start of HAN’s Partnership with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and marks the start of HAN’s partnership with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), a policy and advocacy nonprofit that works to prevent breast cancer by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. BCPP is also the parent organization of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project…

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What does it mean when makeup is “organic”?

We get asked the question “Are you organic?” a lot. Our short answer is “No, we’re not,” though we do use some certified organic ingredients, including argan oil, shea butter, cocoa powder and cocoa absolute, in our makeup. But our reason “why” is complicated.  The reason we don’t have organic certification essentially…

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Spotlight on: Rebecca Casciano, Green Beauty Makeup Artist and Champion, Certified Wellness Coach and Founder of Sacred Beauty Movement.

It’s hard not to be a fan of Rebecca Casciano when you see her makeup artistry skills at work, which has appeared in prestige publications like ELLE, but even more so for her passion and compassion to helping women look and feel their best through the promotion of self-love and…

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Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Passes in California Senate – Here’s Why We Care

What is the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act? A legislation that will ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics throughout California by the year 2020. These items could include shampoos, deodorants and makeup, among other beauty products. The actual practice of testing those cosmetics on animals within the state has been illegal…

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The True Cost of Natural Certifications

“All natural”– this phrase is arguably one of the biggest buzzwords in skincare and cosmetics today. It implies a brand’s careful consideration of ingredients, ethical practices, and commitment to delivering safe and green products. Yet some brands best known for their dedication to upholding the values of all things natural…