What is EWG?
EWG - The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Since 1992, the Environmental Working Group has shined a spotlight on outdated legislation, harmful agricultural practices and industry loopholes that pose a risk to our health and the health of our environment. EWG’s team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers and communications and data experts work tirelessly to reform our nation’s broken chemical safety and agricultural laws.
We are proud to say that all of our fragrances are EWG Verified™, a mark that stands for health, transparency, and good manufacturing practices.
For more information on EWG and their Skin Deep Database, please visit https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/.
What is Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute?
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2C) ™ is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers manufacturers of consumer products to become a positive force for society and the environment, helping to bring about a new industrial revolution. To receive certification, products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
We are proud to say our fragrances are C2C Certified Silver™, one of the world’s most rigorous product sustainability standards.
For more information on C2C, visit https://www.c2ccertified.org/.
Your fragrances don't contain ingredients on EWG's Unacceptable List. What's on this list?
The ingredients on EWG's Unacceptable List for Personal Care products:
Parabens (Propyl-, Isopropyl-, Butyl-, Isobutyl-) / concern: endocrine disruption
Phthalates / concern: endocrine disruption/developmental/repro toxicity
Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-like chemicals / concern: cancer, sensitization
Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives / concern: contact dermatitis
Isothiazolinones / concern: contact dermatitis
Retinyl Palmitate/Retinoids / concern: phototoxicity
Lead acetate / concern: cancer, reproductive/developmental toxicity
Triclosan & Triclocarban / concern: endocrine disruption, ecotoxicity
Siloxanes/cyclomethicone / concern: Bioaccumulation. Some siloxanes are linked to endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity.
Perfluorinated compounds / concern: persistence and bioaccumulation, various health endpoints
Quaternary ammonium compounds / concern: asthma, sensitization
Nitro- and polycyclic musks / concern: endocrine disruption
Ethanolamines / concern: asthma, nitrosamine contamination
Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) & Oxybenzone (benzophenone-3) / concern: endocrine disruption
Hydroquinone / concern: suspected carcinogen, kidney damage in animals
Styrene / concern: cancer
Toluene / concern: reproductive and developmental toxicity, respiratory irritation
Triphenyl phosphate / concern: endocrine disruption
Cocamide DEA / concern: cancer (prop 65 listed, concern likely due to DEA contamination)
BHA & BHT / concern: cancer and developmental effects in animals
2-butoxyethanol / concern: respiratory and hematopoietic toxicity
Propyl gallate / concern: incomplete data on reproductive toxicity, some evidence of endocrine disruption
Carbon black / concern: cancer, contamination with petrochemicals such as PAHs
Mercury compounds / concern: neurotoxicity
Methylene chloride / concern: cancer
Vinyl chloride / concern: cancer
Zirconium-containing complexes / concern: respiratory and dermal toxicity
Methacrylates / concern: sensitization, respiratory irritation
Microbeads/Microplastic / concern: ecotoxicity
Silver and its salts / concern: ecotoxicity
Alkylphenol ethoxylates / concern: ecotoxicity
Chlorofluorocarbon propellants / concern: ecotoxicity
Talc / concern: potential asbestos contamination (and related cancer concerns)
Ethoxylated compounds / concern: potential 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide contamination (and related cancer concerns)
Thimerosal / concern: developmental neurotoxicity
What are “natural” ingredients?
At Henry Rose, we do not use the word “natural” as it is an unregulated term with no clear definition. Our goal is to bring you the highest quality products using the safest ingredients possible.
I am allergic to traditional fragrances. Can I wear yours?
We designed our fragrances to be hypoallergenic. We conducted Human Repeat Insult Patch Testing (HRIPT) on 200 subjects for each of our fragrances to determine their potential for irritation, sensitization, and allergic contact. The testing observed no skin reactivity, no skin irritation, or allergic contact dermatitis. But the only way to be absolutely certain if you will have an allergic reaction is to test any fragrance on a small patch of your skin before using it, which we recommend. Everyone reacts differently to personal care and fragrance, so if you know you are sensitive or have any questions about allergies, we are here to answer questions.
Are your products cruelty free?
Yes, they are. Our formulations are never tested on animals. In addition, our materials are never sourced from threatened or endangered plant species or ecosystems.
What is your packaging made from?
Our bottles are made from 90% recycled glass and are 100% recyclable. Our caps are made from sustainably sourced and commercially compostable soy. Our boxes are designed from renewable corrugated paper and are also 100% recyclable. We urge you to recycle or compost our packaging when and where you can.
How do you give back?
We’ve partnered with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) to give back a portion of all proceeds to research and advocacy around toxic chemicals in personal care. BCPP is the only leading science-based policy and advocacy organization with a focus on breast cancer prevention, women's health, and environmental justice.
As part of their efforts, BCPP created a project, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which works to protect the health of consumers, workers, and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability, and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts from cosmetics and personal care products.
We are proud to partner with BCPP and work alongside other forward-thinking cosmetics companies to create a safer planet.