Hanami was born out of the desire to provide a more ethical range of products.
Our ethos is cosmetics with a conscience and we keep this at the heart of everything we do.

Traditional nail polish is made up of tight molecular bonds, directly stacked on top of each other.

Hanami's breathable base is formulated to allow water and oxygen to easily move through the polish. The molecular structure is more like a bricklaying pattern (as opposed to stacked in straight lines) allowing the nails to grown & behave naturally, without the restrictions of traditional polishes.

 Our breathable permeable formula helps to improve the health of your nails and nail bed, and provides you with a better quality manicure!

Traditionally, Muslim women shy away from the use of nail polish because it prevents water from touching the nails during wudu, a purification ritual necessary before prayer. The hands are one of the body parts required to be purified during wudu. Hanami nail polish formula is water permeable, water can pass through the polish - making it acceptable to be worn by Muslim women.

Did you know that the chemicals in commercial nail polish can be really bad for your health? Ya huh, they can. 

Our motto here at HANAMI is "cosmetics with a conscience" and this includes our polishes too. While nail polish cannot be made entirely with organic and natural ingredients (hopefully sometime soon though!) we have done our best - and ensure that our polishes are safer for you by using a 'Ten Free' formula. What the heck does this mean? Well, most commercial nail brands contain toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide and xylene, parabens, phthalates and benzophenone (ugh!) - those nasty ingredients can do a bunch of harmful things to your body, from triggering allergies to causing havoc in your endocrine system. Ewwwww!

Shipping within Australia is via Australia Post e-parcel, Fastway or Sendle, and we charge $4.95 flat rate. Shipping is free for orders over $45 Australia wide! For our wholesale customers we charge $15 flat rate, and freight free minimums do apply (please contact us for more details on opening a wholesale account)

We attempt to ship all customer orders within 1-2 business days, but please allow longer if there's public holidays or when we have a sale (such as Black Friday). Wholesale orders are generally dispatched within 1-5 working days. For a more accurate time quote please get in touch at hello@hanami.com.au.

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Main ingredient - water! Hanami nail polish remover is so much gentler on nails and skin than traditional nail polish removers, and free from acetone and ethyl acetate.

We’ve also added moisturising agents (glycerin, vitamin e and aloe vera) to minimise any drying out effects. Instead of stripping the nail, as acetone based removers do, it rehydrates and nourishes.It's also free from the toxic odour of traditional nail polish removers, instead it smells like french vanilla!

As our formulation is much lower in the toxic chemicals used in other brands, you’ll need to work a little harder to remove polish from your nails. We recommend holding a remover wipe/cotton bud soaked in Hanami remover to the nail for 5 seconds, then wipe from base to tip, and repeat.

It's important to know that there's a difference between cruelty free and vegan. For a product to be cruelty free, there needs to be no form of animal testing at any point in the products development/creation or final product. 

Sadly (and frustratingly) it is quite common for a company to not test the final product on animals, but to have tested the ingredients on animals along the way (or before they started production) by a third-party. 

“Required by law” animal testing is another common excuse that companies use. This means that the finished products are tested on animals by a third-party to comply with regulations/laws in particular countries (China being one of these) - no matter what the packaging states, these brands are NOT cruelty free at all. 

For a product to be 'vegan' it needs to be free from ALL animal ingredients - this includes lanolin, beeswax, honey, collagen, albumen, carmine, silk, milk, gelatin, and many others. 

It's easy to assume (and it would make sense) that a product listed as “vegan” would also mean that it's free from animal testing as well, but because the term is not regulated, it is often used to just note that it doesn't contain animal ingredients. So it's possible for products tested on animals to claim that they're “vegan”.

Annoying and confusing hey!!

How can you tell if your product is ACTUALLY cruelty free?? 

That is exactly why accreditation boards exist! Yay.

Look for official logos on the packaging: such as Choose Cruelty Free, PETA, and Leaping Bunny as well as checking the ingredients list very carefully for animal ingredients. 

Glance your peepers over our labels and you'll notice that we're big fans of coconut, shea, jojoba, castor oil, grapeseed, mineral colours and a heap of natural ingredients that you may keep stashed in your kitchen cabinet at home, yep we weren't joking about this 'natural ingredients' bizo! But there may also be some tongue twisters on there that aren't as recognisable, here's where we source them from:

  • Glycerin – Soy or Maze. NOP certified
  • Cetearyl Glucoside – Corn or Coconut 
  • Cetearyl / Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol – Coconut & Lye
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Coconut 
  • Propylene Glycol – Soy or Canola 
  • Cetyl Alcohol – Coconut
  • Stearic Acid – Cocoa, Shea butter or Coconut 
  • Glycerol Monosterate – Coconut or Sunflower 
  • Polyglyceryl Oleate – Coconut or Soy 
  • Tocopherol – Vitamin E

What are some of the ingredients you wont find in Hanami Cosmetics?? get ready for some big scary words.....

Nano particles are small particles with all three dimensions less than 100 nanometres (.1 micron), they're able to penetrate the skin’s surface layers and potentially cause some serious damage while they do it. Rest assured, HANAMI Cosmetics do not contain any ingredient with a particle size less than .1 micron. Phew!

Cheap foaming agents, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are chucked in many beauty products (fun fact: it's also widely used in industrial cleaning agents such as engine degreaser) Guess what? You WON'T be finding these in any HANAMI product.

Gross endocrine disruptors, butylparaben, propylparaben, methylparaben, and ethylparaben, can mimic oestrogen in the body which may be linked to increasing the risk of breast cancer. We don't use these, we're doing our best to look after your beautiful lady parts!

A note about palm oil: whilst ALL of our cosmetic products (lipsticks, blushes, mascaras, BB creams, lip balms and makeup remover) are 100% palm oil free, sadly it's not yet possible to manufacture a nail polish without palm oil derivatives required to make a key ingredient (Stearalkonium Bentonite) We are not able to claim that Hanami polishes are palm oil free, however I assure you we are working hard to find a way around this, and hope to bring you a completely PO free nail polish range ASAP. We can confirm that the derivative used to make this ingredient is RSPO approved.

We donate 1% of our monthly profits to 'Pay The Rent' and regularly donate to HRA and other animal charities

You may have noticed that we are big fans of natural and organic ingredients here at Hanami. However, our waterproof mascara contains synthetic ingredients - what tha!? 

Over the years I have struggled to find a vegan waterproof mascara that actually does the job that it says it's going to do (ie. stay on and not run after swimming/sweating etc). We worked on finding an appropriate humectant for this mascara for ages, ideally of course we wanted a natural ingredient, but after trying for months we couldn't come up with a formula that thickened and stabilised the mascara like this combination does. 

Hanami waterproof mascara contains a combination of synthetic ingredients: a resin, alcohol and emulsifier that thickens and stabilises the ingredients, which enables its waterproof abilities without the use of any beeswax, palm oil or animal derived stearic acid.

Hanami Super Soothie BB Cream: Aloe Vera Juice, Coconut Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerol, Olea European Oil, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E Acetate , Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Cocoa Butter, Pomegranate Oil, Citric Acid, Kakadu Plum Extract, Green Tea Extract,  Pumpkin Oil, Avocado Oil, Rosehip Oil,  Blackcurrant Oil, Argan Kernel Oil, Vanilla Extract, Xanthan Gum, SDHA. May Contain+/-: Mica, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides (CI# 77491, 77492, 77499)

Hanami Plant Polish - made from 82% naturally derived ingredients: Butyl Acetate (derived from sugar cane and cassava), Ethyl Acetate (derived from sugar cane), Nitrocellulose (derived from cotton), Acetyl Tributyl Citrate (derived from corn), Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyethylmethacrylate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Etocrylene, Silica, Diacetone Alcohol, Phosphoric Acid, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica

May Contain +/-: CI 15850 Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 Red 6 Lake, CI 77499 Black Iron Oxide, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 15880 Red 34 Lake, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77491 Iron Oxide, CI 77510 Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 19140 Yellow 5 Lake, CI 45380 Red 22, CI 60725 Violet 2, CI 47005 Yellow 10, CI 47000 Yellow 11, CI 77000 Aluminium Powder, CI 42090 Blue 1, CI 77007 Ultramarine Blue, CI 60730 Violet 2 EXT, CI 45410 Red 28.

Hanami Lipstick: Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Candelilla wax, Carnauba Wax, Cocoa Butter, Primrose Oil, Vitamin E Acetate (May Contain+/: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide(CI# 77499, 77492, 77491), D&C Red 7 Lake, D&C Red 22 Lake, FD&C Yellow 5 Lake)

Hanami Lipbalm: Organic Sunflower Oil, Candelilla Wax, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Spearmint OR Pomegranate Oil, Vitamin E, Organic Rosemary Extract, Organic Calendula Extract.

Hanami Natural Mascara: Water, Glycerine*, Alcohol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sucrose*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), may contain (+/-) Kaolin, Mica, Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Pigment Violet (778161) (*certified organic ingredients)

Hanami Waterproof Mascara: Polyvinyl Alcohol Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine (TEA), Carbon Black, Nylon Fiber (Nylon-66), may contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron oxide (77491, 77499), Ultramarines (77007)

Hanami Water Based Nail Polish Remover 125ml and Wipes: Water, Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethyl Glutarate, Polysorbate-20, Ethanol, Dimethyl Succinate, Dimethyl Adipate, DMDM Hydantoin, PEG40 (Hydrogenated castor seed oil), Glycerin, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera), Fragrance

Hanami Organic Lip & Eye Makeup Remover: Matricaria chamomilla flower water*, Vitis vinifera seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis seed oil*, Tocopherol oil, Citrus granis seed extract (*certified organic ingredient) 

Hanami Nail Rescue Retreat 3 Pack: Rescue Me: sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, capric triglycerdie, celery seed extract, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, ascorbic acid, pantothenic acid, fragrance. Nourish Me: ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, isopropyl alcohol, acetyl tributyl citrate, etocrylene, trimethylpentanediyl dibenzoate, hexanal, punica granatum seed oil, isopropyl myristate, glycerin, helianthius annuus seed, propylene glycol, polyvinyl butryal, aqua, tocopheryl acetate, glyceryl linoleate, panax ginseng root extract, vitis vinifera fruit extract, citrus limon fruit extract, glyceryl linolenate, retinyl palmitate, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, calcium pantothenate, tocopherol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycine soja oil. Give Me Strength: ethyl acetate, butly acetate, cellulose acetate butyrate, isopropyl alcohol, acetyl tributyl citrate, adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer, acrylates copolymer, benzophenone3, trimethyl pentanediyl dibenzoate, n-butyl alchoho, CI60725 violet2. 

Hanami Mineral Cream Blush: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Corn Starch Modified, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Tocopherol, Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, may contain (+/-) Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Pigment Violet (CI 77742) (* denotes certified organic ingredient)