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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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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…