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PHTHALATES + Why We Banned Them

WHAT PHTHALATES ARE They are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e. substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity.  WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM + WHY MADEWITH DOESN’T ALLOW THEM Phthalates are bonding or fixative solvents and are found in fragrance and a multitude of other beauty

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PARABENS + Why We Banned Them

WHAT PARABENS ARE Parabens are chemical compounds used as preservatives in a wide range of products: cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and more. WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM + WHY MADEWITH DOESN’T ALLOW THEM Parabens are found in nearly every type of personal care/beauty product. Scientific studies suggest that parabens can increase

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PHENOXYETHANOL + Why We Banned Them

WHAT PHENOXYETHANOL IS Phenoxyethanol is a preservative manufactured through a process by which phenol is treated with Ethylene Oxide (a colorless gas or liquid that is considered carcinogenic). Phenol is a mildly acidic white crystalline solid (may be obtained through naturally or chemically). WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM + WHY

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CHEMICAL SPF/SUNSCREENS + Why We Banned Them

WHAT CHEMICAL SPF/SUNSCREEN IS Chemical SPFs include Benzophenone, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Avobenzone, and Homosalate. They work by changing UV rays into heat through a chemical reaction, then release that heat from the skin. Clean SPFs like Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide create a physical barrier layer on the skin to

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ACRYLATES + Why We Banned Them

WHAT ACRYLATES ARE An acrylate is a salt or ester (type of alcohol) of acrylic acid. WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM + WHY MADEWITH DOESN’T ALLOW THEM Acrylates are usually found in the form of adhesives in nail + eyelash products. Linked to allergies, cancer, developmental issues, neurological damage, cellular

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Janis Leahy

Moving Forward in Our New Reality

The last few weeks have been nothing short of terrifying for a lot of us. As a mom, wife, daughter, and business owner, I’ve found myself struggling with many different aspects of how Coronavirus impacts me and my family. I have asthma and kidney disease, my son has asthma, my

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Malia Thompson

Why Malia Transitioned to Clean

I. Love. Skincare. For me, it’s not a hobby, it’s my life. I am so passionate about skincare, that I made it my career.  I started out as a makeup artist when I was 18. Still, skincare never meant much to me until I was about 23, and I went

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Janis Leahy

My Transition to Clean Skincare

There are plenty of things I remember about my childhood that were sweet. However, I had some challenges that most children don’t encounter. I had a total blood transfusion when I was 2 days old (in 1980) due to infection. I was diagnosed with kidney reflux, asthma, severe allergies and

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What is Clean?

Authored by Janis Leahy, Malia Thompson, and Lauren Penley The skincare industry is massive. So many brands. So many products. So many ingredients. SO many labels like CLEAN. GREEN. ORGANIC. PLANT-BASED. NATURAL. But what do any of these labels mean?  “GREEN” is a less regulated label which can sometimes encompass

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