Questions: Answered.

We are committed to helping you have an incredible experience and incredible products. Please see below for info on shipping, exchanges, returns, products, and more. If you do not find the info you need, please shoot us a note at

Core Experience

How do you tailor my products through the quiz?

We use your body chemistry and lifestyle information to get to know you and identify your needs and preferences, and our proprietary tailoring algorithm recommends you the perfect products based on study-backed research and thousands of different guys who helped to test our formulas. And our team makes sure to oversee every order to ensure that your Hawthorne products are perfectly tailored for you.

Will the quiz recommend me products that I'll love?

Our tailoring algorithm has over 97% accuracy, and we stability test all of our formulas for at least 12 weeks before making them available to you through our quiz. That way, we can assure you that your Hawthorne products will have you looking, feeling, and smelling your best.

What if I’m not happy with my Hawthorne?

We stand by our products and customers, and we don’t rest until you’re fully happy with your Hawthorne. That’s why we guarantee 100% satisfaction for any new product you try. If your first personalized quiz order is not to your liking or if a new formula from our Shop All experience isn’t working for you, we’re happy to help with a free exchange or return. All subsequent orders of products you’ve previously tried are also eligible for a free return if they are unopened and unused. Just be sure to reach out to within 30 days of receiving your order, and we’ll take care of the rest! Please note, we do not accept returns or exchanges for subscription replenishments, physical gift cards, e-gift cards, trial sets, sample sets, or colognes purchased through sample sets.

How long does the replacement, return, or exchange process take?

For replacements, once we ship your new item, you should receive it within 3-7 business days. We expect the exchanged item back within 14 days of your replacement item arriving. For returns, once we receive your returned item, we will issue a refund to your original form of payment. The funds can take up to 3 business days to show up in your account.

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Product Experience

Do you have e-gift cards?

Yes we do - and physical gift cards. You can find them at - thanks for thinking of us! Please note, e-gift cards and gift cards cannot be used towards subscription renewals.

Are your products safe and clean?

All of our products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, phthalate-free, talc-free, and aluminum-free.

Are your products cruelty-free?

We are proud to say that all of our products are cruelty-free. We do not test on animals, and we do not use animal-derived products. We let the animals be in peace.

Body wash or bar soap - which is better?

It is largely personal preference! Both get the job done. In broad terms, body wash is generally kinder on sensitive skin, since soap as an ingredient works by stripping all dirt and oils from your skin. Thus, some people may find the bar soap to be a little drying. We utilize ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil, though, in our bar soap formulas to make sure you get the nourishing and moisturizing experience your skin deserves.

Do you have an antiperspirant?

We do not because some studies have linked the main ingredient in antiperspirant, aluminum, to cancer. We strive to deliver you clean products and thus do not currently offer an antiperspirant. Instead we utilize witch hazel in our formulas, which is a natural and clean alternative to aluminum: it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and it gently constricts your skin acting to reduce sweat. If you feel strongly about needing an antiperspirant, please shoot us an email at as we are always open to feedback.

Where are your products made?

All of our formulas are proudly made in the U.S. in the top product labs.

What does it mean that you have “high quality” products?

According to industry standards, the average department store fragrance sold today has a $30-$50 cost per kilo budget for the ingredients that go inside the bottle. Hawthorne spends $400-$500 per kilo on our fragrance oil, so that we can use only the best ingredients. That way our award-winning perfumers have a full palette of materials to work with when creating your fragrances. Similarly, we work with the top personal care product labs to create our bathroom products. We sourced these labs across the United States by finding the creators behind some of our favorite formulas for both niche and luxury brands. Even more, we made sure to give these labs an ever larger budget on the formulas so that they can use even higher quality ingredients than those high-end brands we love, so that, in turn, we can be sure we’re getting you only premium quality products.

What awards have your "award-winning perfumers" won?

Olivier, Rodrigo, and Quentin are superstars and legends in the fragrance world. They've won the Fragrance Foundation's Fragrance of the Year award over a dozen times, as well as the Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame award. They also design fragrances for top selling luxury and niche brands.

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Where do you ship?

We currently ship to the continental U.S., Hawaii, and Alaska only. At this time, we don’t ship internationally or to the U.S. territories, but shoot us an email at with your country, and we'll work to get it on our map! Due to shipping restrictions, orders containing Foaming Shave Gel are unable to be shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, or APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

How fast do you ship?

We start working on your order as soon as you place it, so we can get it in your hands as soon as possible. Regular shipping takes 3-7 business days from when the order is placed. Express shipping takes 2 business days starting the day after you place your order. Due to shipping restrictions, orders containing Foaming Shave Gel are not eligible for express shipping.

What does shipping cost?

Shipping is free for all orders over $25 at Hawthorne. Otherwise shipping costs $5 for regular (3-7 business days). Express shipping via 2 business day service costs $10.

Where is my order confirmation & shipping confirmation email?

You should receive your order confirmation email a few minutes after you place your order. If you don’t, please check your junk/spam filter. Gmail and other email providers sometimes put it there, because they don’t want you to be your best self ;) Shipping confirmation emails with tracking numbers typically arrive via email within 1-3 business days after the order has been placed. Please allow carrier 24 to 48 hours to update your tracking. If you have any questions, email us at

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Account Management

Can I check my e-gift card balance?

Absolutely - shoot us an email at, and we'll check for you!

How do I manage, change, or cancel my subscription?

You can manage your subscriptions at There you will be able to change your subscription cadence, change your next ship date, and pause your subscription. Before we send you any subscription renewal shipments, we always email you beforehand to let you adjust or cancel your subscription before it ships. If you'd like to permanently cancel a subscription, shoot us a email at any time before we ship your renewal order, and we’ll make sure any subscriptions you want cancelled are done so. If your renewal order has already been shipped, we can cancel your subscription to make sure you don't receive any additional renewal orders.

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Any other questions?

Email us at and we'll get you an answer!

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