Is Sickness Beautiful?

Is Sickness Beautiful?

Is Sickness Beautiful?

I think if you ask anyone who has suffered the answer would be not very.. When our Meraki M journey started did I envisage skincare? The simple answer - NO.

Most business conversations I have had,  I was told to stick to nutrition, no company does both well it will become confusing for the consumer.  However for me I saw superfoods as two fold, wellness cannot exist without superfoods for the outside as well as the in. 

I wanted to share a few reasons why I was compelled. 

 

Why I want you to help us to help you:

Shockingly because there is no real hard and fast laws when it come to cosmetics.

Frustratingly, there is no single resource that provides all the information you require when researching the cosmetic regulation. Here are some of the most important things we wanted you to know about cosmetic regulations:

  • NO License is required to start a cosmetics company

  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is not a mandatory accreditation. However:

    • Your manufacturing facility and equipment are expected to be appropriately sanitised.

    • You must carefully monitor air quality and process water.

    • The facility should be well ventilated, temperature controlled and dust free.

  • You are not required to submit your products to any government agency for safety assessments or approval before releasing them onto the market.

  • All documents are guidelines not laws and very open to interpretation

  • There is no checklist covering all the elements you’re required to include on a cosmetic product label.

 

The guidelines are very much left open to self regulation..

The same cosmetic regulations apply regardless of your price point, the type of cosmetic product you’re making, and how or where you sell your product. 

Why are we sharing this because the majority of beauty products contain chemicals that are untested and are harmful to the human body.  Your skin is extremely permeable. It transpires as well as absorbs, especially leave-on products like facial creams, Serums, hair dyes and make-up. Exposure to small amounts of various toxins everyday accumulate in the tissues and organs of your body. Recent scientific studies show that a lot of chemicals are toxic even at very low doses. Some chemicals may be the culprits of the infertility epidemic. If you're concerned about your hormones and infertility, you're better off avoiding unnecessary chemicals.  If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, your baby is more susceptible to the chemicals you place on your body.

The scarest word we learnt was FRAGRANCE!

The word “fragrance” can refer to a cocktail of ingredients that masks countless potential carcinogens and hormone-disrupting chemicals, and can be found in nearly half of all personal care products. Avoid purchasing and using products with the word “fragrance” or “parfum” on the label. Be especially vigilant with children’s products.

The current chemical banned list is limited to say the least however we currently suspect there is 80,000 untested chemicals circulating in our products with cosmetics being a big culprit, this leads to a whole host of health issues:

  • Cancer

  • Inflammation ( Arthritis)

  • Endocrine disruption (Infertility, Hormone imbalances, issues in pregnancy)

  • Mental health

We could continue to write, so our answer is easy at the core of our business is Moringa, why moringa because it’s the strongest, most diversified superfood.  We would go as far of saying we love the plant, its gives your body everything and when called to action in skincare it does not disappoint. Strong in

  • Deep Hydration (penetrating 7 layers deep)

  • Radiance

  • Helps decrease blemishes

  • Reduces outbreaks

  • Helps decrease fine lines and Wrinkles

  • Acts as a barrier for Free radicals

  • Non greasy like most oils due to its absorption

  • Feeds your skin

  • SAFE

We keep the integrity of the plant and keep the integrity of your body…

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