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Janis Leahy

Why We Banned Phenoxyethanol

Contributing Author: Malia Thomspon One of, if not, the most controversial ingredient we have banned is phenoxyethanol (FEE-NOCK-SEE-ETH-UH-NAHL). As a preservative it’s one of the most commonly used ingredients that can be found in just about any kind of skincare product. What is phenoxyethanol? It’s a preservative meant to prolong

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Lauren Penley

Lauren’s Transition to Clean

We all hear it, we see it, and many of us wonder – what IS clean skincare?  This term has been tossed around for decades, starting with the term “natural” using words like botanical and herbal. I remember using the shampoo “mane and tail” when I was in high school

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Janis Leahy

Launching a Company During Uncertain Times

The backstory: We’ve been working on MADEWITH for over 2 years. My co-founder, Julia, and I were throwing ideas around in January 2018. We came up with the name a month later. I was also going through a custody battle for my then 2.5 year old son (thankfully the experience

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Malia Thompson

Self Care In The Time Of Corona

Everyone’s relationship to self-care is different. Obviously for me it’s generally a mix of beauty and skincare activities. I love the immediacy of being able to watch the overwrought creature in the mirror transform into a more powerful version of herself. While showering and putting on a bra might have

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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 at 2 days old due to infection. I was diagnosed with kidney reflux, asthma, severe allergies, and eczema when I was

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Team Post

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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