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The (Healthy) Sex Talk: What’s Actually Inside Sexual Health Products

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Have you ever thought about what you’re putting on or inside the most sensitive parts of your body? At MADE SAFE, we sure have – so we think it’s time that the sex talk is transformed into the healthy sex talk.

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#ChemicalCallout: Silver Nanoparticles

 
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What Are They?

Silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used in a number of products. Nanoparticles are extremely small units of a substance. Generally, nanoparticles can be 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. However, there is currently no scientific consensus on the  precise size of a nanoparticle. The European Union defines nanomaterials as between 1 and 100 nanometers (along with some other defining features), but a number of organizations recommend that the definition for food ingredients be 500 nanometers and below.

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Parabens in Personal Care Products

 
Parabens icon imageThis October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re highlighting common chemicals linked to breast cancer across a range of everyday products. According to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, a woman’s risk of breast cancer has increased by more than 40% over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8. (more…)

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The Truth About Shampoo & Conditioner

 
Shampoo infographicThis week, we’re bringing you the facts on your beloved hair care products. We use shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. You’d think that such essential products would be simple to make and wouldn’t contain harmful chemicals, right?

Shampoos and conditioners are made with ingredients that are very common, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily safe to use. (more…)

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Sensitive Skin or Ezcema? Try a Lotion Bar

 
Have you ever tried a lotion bar? Since we certified Kosmatology lotion bars as MADE SAFE™, we’ve been loving trying them out!

First of all, let’s answer the usual question: “What’s a lotion bar?” It’s a concentrated solid moisturizing balm that, in the case of Kosmatology, comes in an applicator a lot like deodorant.  Kosmatology lotion bars are made with shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil, and scented with essential oils (and also comes unscented, if you prefer!). (more…)

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