News

How can the new Safe Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Act H.R. 6903 make clean beauty more inclusive?

Cosmetic safety legislation is taking a huge step forward. We blogged about our favorite cosmetics bill last year, Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky’s Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2018 (H.R. 6903), and we’re excited to see the bill morph into its newest form – with an environmental justice…

Advocacy

Reflections from lobbying: How can storytelling help us push for cleaner cosmetics?

On August 15, a coalition of beauty brands, non-profit organizations and salon owners organized by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) came together at the California State Capitol to lobby for S.B. 574, a right to know bill that requires personal care and beauty brands to disclose harmful fragrances and flavorants.…

Photographer: Diana Kadreva
News

What’s so bad about parabens anyway?

Parabens are on the HAN “Nasty List,” and compared to the other toxic chemicals we’ve included they’re probably one of the more well-known ingredients and easier to spot. It’s not new news that parabens are bad. HAN has never formulated with them, and there’s a growing, but visible, movement of…

Sustainability

Glass or plastic for sustainable cosmetics packaging?

As a clean and green beauty brand, HAN aims to prioritize our beautiful planet as much as our health and families. We work to ensure that our packaging is the best choice for our planet and products. One major consideration all green beauty brands run into is whether to use…

Photo Credit: Massimiliano Latella
Beauty

What’s the difference between HAN’s Vegan & Vegetarian Cosmetics?

As we like to say, HAN is a collection of all natural, cruelty-free, vegan and vegetarian cosmetics. Across all of our cosmetics, HAN ingredients don’t come from the suffering of animals. Where HAN products aren’t vegan, they remain vegetarian and cruelty-free. The vegetarian products in HAN’s line are the Cheek…

News

What makes up the color in your cosmetics?

Ever wonder where the color in your cosmetics comes from? Back in the day, the ancient Egyptians got their reds from digging up tinted clay in the ground and yellows from henna. Now, cosmetics colorants are a bit more manufactured and differ in how they’re produced and the amount of…

Photo: Jomar Thomas
News

The Newest Cosmetics Legislation on The Hill

When our partner BCPP announced that they were supporting the introduction of a new cosmetics bill in the House last year, we were beyond excited. The two previous cosmetics bills, the Personal Care Product Safety Act (PCPSA) introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein and Maine Senator Susan Collins and the…

News

We’re CertClean Clean Beauty Awards Finalists!

We’re honored to have two of our products announced as finalists in CertClean’s 2018 Clean Beauty Awards! The Clean Beauty Awards recognize high quality clean beauty products that come from across the world in fifteen categories, and we’re thrilled to have made it to the final round in the Lip…

News

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,…

Beauty Tips

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…