The quick answer is no, though we use some certified organic ingredients, including argan oil, shea butter, cocoa powder and cocoa absolute, in our makeup. Why our products aren’t “organic” requires a longer, more complicated explanation.
The reason we don’t have organic certification has to do with the way “organic” is defined for cosmetics. The FDA doesn’t define or regulate “organic” at all when it comes to cosmetics. At the USDA, organic certification was originally intended for agriculture, food and livestock. USDA organic certification doesn’t make sense for beauty products, because ingredients that technically aren’t grown (like the minerals we use to color our products) can still be natural.
Because of the lack of clear definition and regulation, it’s common for some products to make false “organic” claims in their names and labels without actually being organic. If you see a product without certification that claims to be “organic,” read the first few ingredients to make sure that they’re all non-synthetic and from food-based sources.
While we may not be able to claim that HAN cosmetics is “certified organic” for the reasons explained above you can rest assured that each of our products is natural, toxin-free, and cruelty-free.