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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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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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MADE SAFE Certified Personal Care from Soapwalla

 
Soapwalla brand ANNOUNCEMENT imageSoapwalla products were created in founder Rachel Winard’s kitchen for her own sensitive skin caused by lupus. Today, Soapwalla’s products are still made by hand in small batches in Brooklyn!

Using sustainable, organically grown, and edible ingredients, all of Soapwalla’s products are vegan. And they’re unisex – so you can share with the whole family!

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New MADE SAFE Certified BODY STONES from Kate McLeod

 
Kate McLeod Body Stones imageMade Safe is thrilled to announce new certified BODY STONES from Kate McLeod! Kate McLeod’s innovative moisturizers come in the shape of a stone within their very own gorgeous reusable bamboo canisters. When the time comes, order a refill only, which cuts back on packaging. Each BODY STONE is comprised of five core ingredients and melt on contact with the skin, transforming applying your moisturizer into a self-care ritual.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care from Freegirl

 
Freegirl new brand announcement imageFreegirl Skin Care is three years in the making; founder Jamie Hedman and her team relentlessly researched and pursued nontoxic ingredients until the skin care line was launched just a short month ago. The Made Safe team is excited to announce that, to date, the entire line is MADE SAFE certified!

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Lumineux: The First Oral Care Company in the World to Offer MADE SAFE Certified Products

 
Lumineux Mouthwash group imageLumineux Oral Essentials is flipping the script on oral care: no more harsh bleaches, harmful ingredients, abrasive cleansers, or compromises. Instead, the company’s MADE SAFE® certified mouthwashes harness the cleaning power of natural ingredients and are backed by clinical efficacy studies. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself with a photo-ready smile.

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New MADE SAFE Certified Soothing Baby Massage Oil from Evereden

 
Evereden Baby Massage Oil graphic“No compromise, no gimmicks, and no baby talk.” That’s Evereden’s philosophy on striving for the safest ingredients on the baby care market. And they’re proving it: the company’s Soothing Baby Massage Oil is now MADE SAFE® certified!

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