All About Our Switch to Sustainable PCR Cosmetics Packaging
They may say not to judge cosmetics by their packaging, but what if ours is both exquisite and good for the environment? This is the beauty of PCR Cosmetic Packaging, a modern and conscious take on makeup that lets you...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...
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...