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Hormones and the Skin

The Surprising Ways that Environmental Factors Can Affect Your Skin

BY AMY ZIFF

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I recently participated in a Clubhouse conversation arranged and moderated by Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS, a clinical nutritionist and host of The Healthy Skin Show, and Rachael Pontillo, a MADE SAFE advisor and plant-based skincare expert, about hormones and how they impact the skin. Also speaking were Jill Crista, ND and Carrie Jones, MD – each an expert in this area.

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What’s Inside Your Body Wash?

We spend a lot of time thinking about the ingredients in our facial products and hair care, but what about our shower routine? What are we cleansing our bodies with every day – and what’s washing down the drain? (more…)

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10 Ways to Live Less Toxic in 2021

Live less toxic blog post image2021: A brand new year to live a less toxic lifestyle. To start, we are kicking off the year with 10 ideas to begin this commitment right now. In your own home. We recommend starting this new year by picking one or two items that you can work toward immediately and then pace yourself in working toward the others.

Living a healthier lifestyle is not a quick fix. What matters most is taking consistent steps where you can and as you are able.

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MADE SAFE New Year’s Revolution – SEPTEMBER Body Wash Challenge

  September New Year's Revolution graphicIn our monthly steps to reduce the burden of toxic chemicals in our homes, our most-used products are typically a good place to start since those are the products we come into contact with most frequently.

One of the typical high-use products that many of us don’t stop to consider very often is our body wash. 
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New Year’s Revolution

 
MADE SAFE New Year's Revolution imageAs we look forward to the year ahead here at MADE SAFE, we’re going beyond resolutions by kicking off a year-long revolt against the toxic consumer products that are in our homes.

We’re calling it a New Year’s Revolution.

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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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#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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Tox Talk Tuesdays: April

 
Tox Talk Tuesday graphicEvery first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern, Made Safe executive director Amy Ziff opens up her office on Facebook Live to talk about toxic chemicals, safe solutions and products, and answer questions. Join us on our Facebook page!

This month we’re talking hair care. Tune in for these topics:

Tuesday, 4/4: Surfactants
Learn what surfactants are and why they’re in shampoo. Amy will name specific ones to watch for and talk safe shampoo.

Tuesday, 4/18: Emulsifiers
Most conditioners contain emulsifiers. But are they safe? What role do they play in conditioner? Learn what to watch for and what to opt for instead.

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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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