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Top MADE SAFE Certified Skin Care Products

 

Top-Personal_Care - INSTAGRAMFinding safe skin care that’s both effective and made without toxic chemicals can be hard. We’re here to make it easy for you. All the products listed below are MADE SAFE® certified, which means that they’re made without known carcinogens, behavioral, reproductive, and neuro toxins, hormone disruptors, heavy metals, high risk pesticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and harmful VOCs. In addition, ingredients have been examined for bioaccumulation (builds up in our bodies), persistence (stays in the environment) and aquatic toxicity.
In short, it means that you can trust these products are made with safe ingredients that don’t harm human health or the environment. Enjoy! (more…)

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The Scoop on Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics

 

Titanium Dioxide graphicWhat Is It?

Titanium dioxide is a naturally-occurring mineral found in the earth’s crust. Because of its white color, opaqueness, and ability to refract light, the ingredient is often used as a pigment, brightener, and opacifier, which is an ingredient that makes a formulation more opaque. (more…)

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Triclosan

 
Triclosan graphicThis 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 percent over the last two decades, to a lifetime risk of 1 in 8(more…)

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First MADE SAFE Certified Live Probiotic Skincare Product   

 
 We take probiotics to keep the good bacteria in our guts healthy. Skin relies on probiotics and good bacteria, called the microbiome, to maintain a healthy balance in the same way the gut does. So why not nurture the microbiome for healthy skin as well? (more…)

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Mother Dirt AO+ Mist Is the First MADE SAFE® Certified Live Probiotic Product

 

AO+ Mist, Mother Dirt’s signature product containing live bacteria, has been certified free of any chemicals known to harm human health or the environment.

Cambridge, MA (July 17, 2017) – Mother Dirt, the first company to create live probiotic skincare products that nurture the good bacteria of the skin, today announced that its AO+ Mist now bears the groundbreaking MADE SAFE® (Made With Safe Ingredients) seal. Beyond developing a consumer line that nurtures the beneficial bacteria on our skin, the certification echoes Mother Dirt’s commitment to putting consumer safety first, and providing full ingredient transparency when it comes to formulating its biome-friendly products. (more…)

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MADE SAFE Gift Guide

 

Recommendations from Founder Amy Ziff

Gift Guide

This holiday season, I’m thrilled to give you this guide of healthier options to make your shopping easier. No one wants to accidentally give a toxic gift, but it can be confusing to figure out what’s safe and what’s not.

I developed the MADE SAFE™ seal because I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to find things that are made with safe ingredients. While only the gift recommendations in bold are MADE SAFE certified, I generally like the direction all of these companies are taking and trust that they are making better products than many on the market. (more…)

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Want “Clean” Without Toxic Cleaning Chemicals?

 
Meliora Cleaning ProductsThen we have good news for you! We’ve just certified the first MADE SAFE™ cleaning products in the world: soap flakes and laundry powder from Meliora Cleaning Products.

Why is this a big deal? Household cleaning products have come under fire in recent years for commonly containing chemicals linked to fertility problems, birth defects, increased risk of breast cancer, hormone disruption, and respiratory problems.[1] Laundry detergent in particular can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a known carcinogen listed on California’s Proposition 65 list.[2] What’s more, ingredients aren’t required by law to be listed on cleaners, leaving consumers in the dark on toxic chemicals and how to choose safer products. (more…)

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Alaffia Helps Families Find Safer Products

 
Alaffia_MADE SAFE shea butterFor years, Alaffia has led the way in ethically sourced and produced personal care products. Now the company is taking the next step in its commitment to sustainability by pioneering the  MADE SAFE™ (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal for many of its products.

In fact, Alaffia’s shampoos, soaps, and baby wash are the first products in the world in those categories to be certified MADE SAFE! (more…)

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Alaffia Pioneers New Seal to Help Families Find Safer Products

 

MADE SAFE certified products by Alaffia are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins and other chemicals found to harm human health

Alaffia MADE SAFE certificationFor years, Alaffia has led the way in ethically sourced and produced personal care products. Now the company is taking the next step in its commitment to sustainability by pioneering the revolutionary new MADE SAFE™ (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal for many of its products. As the first human health certification to apply to a wide variety of consumer products, the MADE SAFE seal empowers people to easily purchase items that that are safe to use with their families. The company has certified many of its shampoos, soaps, baby washes, and other personal care products. A list of certified items can be found here. (more…)

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