I fell in love with HANA Organic Skincare when I found out about them through an introduction by the people over at Orange Harp. Orange Harp is a shopping app by artisans and brands that carries unique, high-quality products - like HANA - that support a socially-conscious lifestyle. HANA initially struck me as interesting because they provide gluten-free and vegan products, which are TRFD-friendly with clean, organic ingredients. Each product from HANA is handmade and crafted in small batches that help to ensure freshness; because of that, I had a hunch that this eye oil would be worth it's weight in gold. Actually, though, it's kind of a steal compared to other eye oils on the market today at only $40 (seriously, though).
I use just two drops of this gently soothing oil twice a day - once in the morning right when I wake up, and again at night immediately before bed. It absorbs evenly, is never too oily, and wears well with makeup over it. And I can't be too certain, as I've only been using it for a week (nothing scientific, no official tests done), but I swear that my under-eyes look almost radiant. Looking at the ingredients, it's easy to see why - the ingredients are not only pronounceable, but are also fairly familiar to those of us involved in the organic and holistic beauty scene. Jojoba Oil, which provides a great base, never leaves an oily residue. Rosehip Seed Oil, which is high in essential fatty acids, is used to rejuvenate, soften, and heal skin that's damaged. Unrefined Vitamin E serves as an antioxidant that preserves and protects. And finally, Rose Essential Oil, an amazing skin-cell regenerator, is ideal for environmentally damaged skin.
Wrapping up here, because I could talk about this forever. HANA not only creates amazing product, but they're also incredibly socially and environmentally aware. They have a low carbon footprint, and work hard to create products are free of parabens, perfumes, and synthetic preservatives, as well as being gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. All the glass bottles they use for packaging are recyclable, while the trial-size packaging is made from BPA-free plastic. They've also partnered with Beauty without Bunnies to ensure that they are 100% cruelty-free. Their products are plant-based, that come from sourcing ingredients via farmers who have specific standards of organic farming, as well as fair trade practices and sustainability. Hell, they even print their marketing materials on recycled paper and have packaging created from unbleached, 100% cotton bags that are all made here in the USA.
So, on top of having an amazing line, they've clearly thought out their own high standards as far as the business of beauty is concerned. A feel-good eye oil just in time to celebrate Earth Day? Yes, please.