MADE SAFE certified products from Annmarie Skin Care are made without known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, and other known toxic chemicals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 10, 2016

Contact:
Rachel Pachivas, (510) 447-1153
Cassidy Randall, cassidy@madesafe.org, (406) 529-1593

Annmarie Skin Care ProductsBerkeley, CA—Annmarie Gianni Skin Care is leading the way in consumer health and safety by certifying all of its products with the revolutionary new MADE SAFE™ (Made with Safe Ingredients) seal. Personal care products with this emblem are available on the company’s website and in its Berkeley storefront starting today. Annmarie Skin Care joins companies from across the personal care, baby, and household product categories to use this groundbreaking seal.

MADE SAFE literally means a product has been made with ingredients not known to cause human health harm. As the first human health certification to cross consumer product categories, the MADE SAFE™ seal empowers shoppers to find and purchase items that have been screened for known toxic chemicals, so that shoppers know at the point of purchase which products are made with safe ingredients for use on their bodies, for their babies, and in their homes.

“We hand craft organic skin care that guarantees beautiful, glowing skin, and that’s why it makes sense for us to pioneer this seal to protect people from toxic chemicals in products they use on their bodies,” says Annmarie Skin Care. “We’re thrilled that our entire line is MADE SAFE certified.”

The MADE SAFE seal is an independent third-party verification that screens products for toxic chemicals that are known to harm human health. Products with this seal are made without ingredients considered known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxins, neurotoxins, behavioral toxins, flame retardants, heavy metals, pesticides, insecticides, toxic solvents, VOCs, or GMOs, according to scientifically authoritative lists from around the world. Ingredients have also been further examined by a chemist for bioaccumulation, persistence, and general and aquatic toxicity.

“We’re proud to partner with Annmarie Skin Care to give consumers a guiding light in the darkness around product safety,” said Amy Ziff, founder and executive director of the MADE SAFE certification. “MADE SAFE means ingredients have been examined to ensure they don’t include known harmful chemicals; this is the future of safe product formulation.”

Annmarie Skin Care is a pure and natural skin care line using organic and wild-crafted ingredients. Not only are they 100% chemical free, but this line uses the healing power of herbs, extracts and pure oils. Herb-infused aloe and oils provide the base for these products, instead of fillers like water. They house their products in a special glass called MIRON Violet Glass, which does not allow visible light to pass through. This protects the product from light damage and oxidation, giving it a longer shelf life, and sustains the potency of the ingredients inside. They are committed to responsibly sourcing high quality plants, with minimal processing and low temperatures, and a month-long steeping processes to create active and potent products. The longer you nourish your skin with these products, the healthier and more radiant your skin becomes.

In addition to their products being pure and real, the Annmarie Skin Care team strives to bring their vision into the eyes of the community. They believe knowledge is power and they love providing information on organics and wild-crafting, truth in labeling and transparency, and giving back to the community. This company is truly a growing inspiration for the skin care industry.

The MADE SAFE seal aims to solve the chemical conundrum that has vexed consumers for decades, with an aim to change the way products are made in this country. Over 80,000 chemicals are currently in use in the US, and the majority are untested. Increasing studies are linking chemicals in everyday products to a wide range of serious health problems, from cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption, to learning disabilities, developmental problems, and infertility.

With scant legislation, little to no regulation around chemicals in commerce, and undisclosed ingredients, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to ascertain whether or not a product may cause harm to their families.  What’s worse, consumers are forced to navigate a sea of greenwashing with meaningless claims like “green” or “eco”. While they can turn to single-chemical claims like “BPA-Free” or “paraben-free,” no single trusted symbol has existed to signal consumers that products are truly free from chemicals that can harm their health.

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Based in Berkeley, California, Annmarie Skin Care ships internationally and has wowed wellness professionals around the world. They continue to transform the world’s perception of organic skin care. Nature provides the secrets to beauty, Annmarie Skin Care just puts it in the bottle.

MADE SAFE™, America’s first human health-focused certification to cross consumer product categories, is a nonprofit with the goal of making it possible for consumers to easily find products that are made without known harmful chemicals or ingredients while also offering brands and retailers a road map to making and selling safer products. Founded by Amy Ziff with a mission to change the way products are made in America and around the world, the certification scrutinizes ingredients to avoid using materials linked to known human health harm. It is imperative that consumers always follow the manufacturer guidelines for use when using certified products. For more information, visit http://www.madesafe.org.