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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...