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#ChemicalCallout: Siloxanes and Silanes

 

Siloxanes and Silanes graphicWhat Are They?

Siloxanes are synthetically manufactured chemical compounds that serve as building blocks of silicones. Silanes are modified silicon compounds. (more…)

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Clean-Washed Is the New Green-Washed

 
Clean-washed graphicBY AMY ZIFF

Lately, I’ve noticed that a lot of brands are using the term “clean” to describe their products.

The natural next thought is, “…what are clean products?” And what can you expect if you see the term “clean” on a label or in a store? (more…)

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#ChemicalCallout: Polyethylene Glycol Compounds (PEGs)

What Are They?

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Polyethylene glycol compounds are widespread in household products from skin care and cosmetics, to baby wipes and cleaners. They are used as thickeners, softeners, moisture-carrying agents, penetration enhancers, and surfactants.

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#ChemicalCallout: Mineral Oil and Petroleum Jelly

What is it?

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It’s easiest to think of these two substances as chemical cousins. Both are by-products of the refining process used to create gasoline and other petroleum products. If you want to get technical: petroleum jelly contains mineral oil, among other substances. Mineral oil consists mainly of saturated hydrocarbons (aka paraffins) and aromatic hydrocarbons.

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Announcing The Good from Caldera + Lab

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The First MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care for Men! 

Caldera + Lab’s The Good, a multi-functional serum, is a complete post-cleanse regimen for men formulated with sustainably wild-harvested and organic ingredients. This do-it-all product is clinically backed to reveal brighter, smoother, and tighter skin in one step.  (more…)

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Made Safe Can Be a Solution to the Chemical Conundrum, If We Let It.

 
Concerned about chemicals graphicBY AMY ZIFF

On February 9th, the New York Times published an article on cosmetics safety written by their Editorial Board – representing the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. The piece aptly noted that there is a problem in the U.S. with harmful ingredients in cosmetics products. For any of my followers, this news is certainly not new, but it’s nice to see mainstream attention to an issue I’m so passionate about. The board argued for strong legislation in response to the problem, and said it’s the only response.

But I say, not so fast…

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#ChemicalCallout: Fire Retardants

 
Flame retardants imageAs part of our #ChemicalCallout series to expose some of the worst toxic offenders in everyday products, we’re regularly highlighting a chemical from our Hazard List. Each month we’re profiling one chemical on our blog so you can learn more about it and how to avoid it with MADE SAFE certified alternatives and tips. (more…)

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14 Nontoxic Gifts for a MADE SAFE Valentine’s Day

 

Valentines Gift Guide imageThis year, do February 14th right. That means ditching the same-old box of so-so chocolates, the stuffed animals doomed for the donation box, sub-par grocery store flowers, and last-minute online purchases. Instead, how about a nontoxic gift that both of you will love? (more…)

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Fail-Proof Healthy Living Tips for 2019

 

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The New Year inspires us to reflect on the past year and imagine the new year to come. In this process, we often imagine a better version of ourselves – the version that will join the gym, or finally eat healthy, or quit junk food completely, or… insert your big goal here. At Made Safe, we’re dreamers too, but let’s be real: all of us usually set huge New Year’s resolutions for ourselves that we just can’t keep. So for 2019, we’re keeping it simple. (more…)

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Made Safe Announces Our 1000th Certified Product

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A Message from Made Safe Founder, Amy Ziff

Break out the organic champagne! Made Safe is proud to announce that we’ve hit a major milestone: We’ve certified our 1000th product!

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