Vegas – MGM Eco surprise

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I came across hotel bottles of MGM Grand conditioner and lotion from a trip last year to Las Vegas and decided to use them up rather than throw them out. My preconceived notions don’t typically link Vegas to eco friendly or low toxin, but low and behold my perceptions have been blown.

I kind of cringed when applying this lotion and conditioner until I looked up the ingredients. The first thing I noticed is that MGM uses a company called M3 Green for their toiletries. Upon checking that website, they are an Italian based company with an eco friendly basis, being a supplier of biodegradable toiletries, with 100% recyclable packaging. Win!

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I also looked up the ingredients. They are not listed on SkinDeep, but I went ahead and looked up each ingredient listed for toxicity. Fortunately they only list eight (If more than that I’d have to really love the product to type this up)

  • Water
  • Disodium EDTA (0)
  • Cetrimonium Chloride (3)
  • Glycerin (0)
  • Paraffinum Liquidum (1-3)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol (1)
  • Cyclomethicone (2)
  • Fragrance (unknown, but it says Jasmine and Green tea which I hope are from low toxin sources)

I’d say this scores pretty low on the toxicity side, which was a real and positive surprise for me.

Also, M3 Green goes beyond eco toiletries and provides organic linens and formaldehyde free furnishings to hotels. I was surprised to see this was an available option in the hotel world, and have long assumed that they will use cheap and toxin loaded materials for their rooms to cut costs. On the home page it mentions that MGM is a leader in LEED projects with a goal to become the largest eco friendly resort and hotel chain.

http://www.m3green.com/

The lotion and conditioner performed well, the lotion was a nice smooth texture and the conditioner very smoothing.

Thumbs up to MGM Grand!

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