WHAT DOES RADIANT STAND FOR?
By definition Radiant means:
Frankly speaking, radiant simply means that we act as a catalyst for change in this world. As a cosmetics company, we seek to set ourselves apart by not settling for status quo but striving to make a difference. We want to be a light in the darkness.
WHAT DOES ‘BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE’ MEAN?
We are not your ordinary makeup company. We believe through ordinary purchases we can make a difference in this world. Radiant Cosmetics was built around a passion to fight human trafficking. With every product you purchase we donate our time, money and effort to help fight the injustice.
We don’t believe non-profits aren't the only ones who should be working toward change, we firmly believe for profit businesses can and should be a part of transforming this world for the better. The driving force behind our products is our heart for justice and we want our customers to get on board with us. As we like to say, we are fighting human trafficking one lipstick at a time.
The worldwide cosmetics and perfume industry currently generates $170 billion annually. Women dominate the cosmetics industry. Currently, of the over 2 million human beings trafficked annually, 80% are women and girls. We believe in educating women and empowering them to do something about this injustice.
HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU DONATE TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Great question! We strive to donate as much as possible to anti-trafficking organizations. That number tends to vary in accordance to products sold. As of now we donate a minimum of 20% of profits from each purchase. As our company grows, we promise to increase our efforts physically, financially and spiritually to continue fighting human trafficking.
We are always looking for new organizations and people to help out. Be sure and let us know if you know of an organization you’d like to see us try and help.
CAN I DONATE MONEY TO HELP FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
Yes! While we would love for you to donate to Radiant Cosmetics, we prefer you go right to the source. We have chosen to partner with an organization, Redeemed Ministries, we believe in and back physically and financially. For more information please visit the Human Trafficking section of this Web site. It will provide more information about other organizations who are working toward the end of human trafficking. Please donate directly to those organizations and continue buying our products to further support victims of trafficking.
DO YOU TEST YOUR PRODUCTS ON ANIMALS?
We love animals too much to do that. No animals were harmed or tested on in the making of our products.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN PARABENS/SULFATES?
Some of our products do contain parabens/sulfates. All ingredients are listed in the product descriptions to allow for full disclosure. We want you to be healthy and we love that our customers are aware of what they're consuming. However, at this time, some of our products still contain those ingredients.
These products are paraben free: Lipstick, Lip Glosses, Blushes, Mascara, Mineral Foundation
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE ETHICALLY?
This is our favorite question to answer. As a company that stands against human trafficking, we don't want to support it in the production of our products. We have taken extra steps to choose ethical production and ingredients. While not every single ingredient is certified (we're working hard on that), we do have lots of paperwork certifying that our labor is fair and many of our ingredients, especially mica, come from a fair and ethical source. Our products are made here in the US by certified chemists who also must undergo strict regulations and guidelines when creating our products. Feel free to ask more about this, we love knowing our customers care just as much as we do.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
Currently, we do not used certified organic ingredients in our products. We are always exploring better ways to create products that our customers feel great about buying, however, right now cost is a bit of factor in that as we are a small startup company. We are open to your feedback and hope to possibly provide this in the future.
DO YOU HELP FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
While our main focus is domestic trafficking victims, we care about those around the world who are suffering from this injustice as well. We continue to make purposeful connections with anti-trafficking organizations worldwide that we serve with and highlight on a regular basis. One of our favorite ways to promote global efforts is through our Country Collections. We choose to partner with organizations who help at risk women women as well as victims of human trafficking. We work together to design and produce makeup bags featuring fabric and elements native to these countries. From there, we create an inspired makeup collection. It's a fun way to remember human trafficking is a global issue and that we don't believe in helping just those in our own country. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on our Country Collections and other global efforts to end human trafficking.