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New Honest Company Product – Sunscreen Spray SPF 30

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Honest Company SPF

The original Honest Company sunscreen is probably the one Honest product I don’t use because in general I prefer a spray on sunscreen, so I was thrilled to see that they just released an SPF 30 spray! I immediately added it to my subscription bundle (FYI – you can only add one of these to your 5 spots).

What do you think of the latest Honest item? What do you want to see from them next? (I’m hoping for beauty items!) FYI – if you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code INVITED10 to save $10 off your first bundle!

 

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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15 Comments

  1. In early June, RadarOnline.com reported that, in 2008 and 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration barred two shipments from one of the company’s suppliers, China-based American Hygienics Corporation, for containing ‘a new animal drug which is unsafe.’ The first incident involved ‘cleansing products’ while the second involved ‘dental protectant.’ The shipment refusal documents can be viewed here.

    “According to RadarOnline.com, The Honest Company’s relationship with American Hygienics only dates back to 2012 when Alba co-founded her company. Radar claims that on May 19, 2014, The Honest Company received a shipment of 10,110 cartons of wet wipes from the Chinese company. The day before, they received 33,098 cartons of wet wipes,” reports the Daily Mail.
    UPDATE: The Honest Company has issued the following statement as their response to this story: “We can assure you we only work with the safest, highest quality suppliers, and thoroughly review their facilities and capabilities before and during our partnership. Our customers should rest assured, The Honest Company is undeterred in our purpose and mission to provide safe, effective products for our families and yours. Our wipes manufacturing partner American Hygienics Corporation (AHC) maintains production in a state-of-the-art FDA compliant facility with United States and international certifications and accreditations. The confusion regarding the wipes comes from the fact that AHC worked in 2008 with another brand to produce non-woven wipes not intended for use with children. That brand was instructed by the FDA to repackage their product before acceptance in the U.S. Our manufacturing partner AHC was never warned, barred, banned, or restricted by the FDA or any other U.S. governmental entity.”

    UPDATE #2: Well, now we know why the RadarOnline articles were taken down. Apparently the Honest Company’s Chinese manfacturer American Hygienics Corporation is threatening them with a lawsuit, along with any other publication that reports on this story. We recently received the following email from “The Honest Company”:

    Thank you for posting our response to Radar’s reckless claims. We do not want your readers could be misinformed about THC and the truth about their vendors and products. But I do want to give you a heads up that Radar removed the post because the vendor in question, AHC is taking strong legal action. They and anyone who reposts could be liable for damages. You will likely get a letter in 24 hours if the post is not taken down.
    Beth Andrews

  2. Haven’t you guys seen the news about Honest products? Turns out they are made in China with ingredients that are not FDA approved. They have been lying about their “natural” ingredient list and it’s all over the news….I don’t buy Honest anymore.

    • Check out EWG for chemical analysis of lots of consumer products, including honest company. Many of their products have a rating of zero, which is the best rating possible.

      If they have to manufacture overseas to keep costs reasonable (like a lot of other companies), then I have no problem with it.

      • EWG also says don’t use spray sunscreens at all, for what it’s worth.

    • Wow, I haven’t heard that. Do you have any links? I have a gf that loves this stuff!

      • I meant that comment to be directed towards the Honest company being dishonest!

        • They actually note it on their website, so I don’t see that as dishonest. They design and formulate everything in the US, and do have a couple of the items (not all) manufactured in China. This is a global economy, people need to be informed but not afraid of foreign made items. (Not trying to start a debate, just saying).

      • One of The Honest Company’s main suppliers is the American Hygienics Corporation located in Shanghai, China. Over the past few years, that Chinese supplier has been in and out of being banned by the FDA for using toxic chemicals and Chinese tap water in the baby wipes, etc….I’m very familiar with manufacturing in China and trust me, you do not want Chinese tap water in your products. By the way, AHC has threatened lawsuits to Radar, Huffington Post and many other publications so if you Google this, you will see a lot of broken links.

        I agree that many products we use are made in China. I’m ok with a spatula. I’m NOT ok with spreading something on my body that has ingredients / heavy metals banned by the FDA, that they just haven’t caught yet, because EWG is between audits or something.

        Here is a recent link:

        http://www.celebitchy.com/370211/jessica_albas_honest_company_uses_chinese_supplier_banned_by_fda_shock/

    • Yes, and because my daughters are very fair skinned we only use California Baby for SPF. California Baby products are made in the U.S.A. in a FDA registered and certified organic solar powered facility.
      All products are allergy tested and free of peanuts, soy, or dairy. No animal testing. Seriously cannot ask for more from a skincare product. If California Baby made cleaning products like Honest does I would switch in a heartbeat!

  3. Just be careful and don’t use spray sunscreen around your face or breathe in while you’re applying it, as there may be inhalation hazards. It’s good that this doesn’t contain nanoparticles, but I think I’ll stick to lotions or creams. (Ever since I started working at a patent law firm, I have learned more about consumer products and how they’re made than I ever thought possible. And I swear, now I want to avoid nearly everything…)

  4. Did you see that as of Sunday that Target is now carrying Honest Company products? I haven’t had a chance to make it there yet, but they are showing up online. I will still be getting my monthly bundle, but it is nice if I run out of something that I can run to Target and get it!

    • WOW…I’ll have to check at Target. I love their multi-purpose spray and always run out.

    • I went to 2 different targets and I couldn’t find the products. At the customer service desk, they had no idea what I was talking about. Even if they did have them, it’s a way better deal to continue to get the bundels. Everything is listed at full retail price on targets website

      • They have them at the Target by us…I double checked on their website to see if they were there, and to see if they were in stock. They might not be in all Targets yet I guess, especially since it just started this Sunday. I don’t plan on buying them through Target regularly…..just using it as a back-up if I run out and don’t want to wait for them to be shipped, or if I don’t need an entire bundle. I also have the Red Card, so at least there is a 5% discount 🙂

    • Costco carries Honest brand products as well. I saw their diapers there the last time I was shopping and was totally surprised!

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