why natural & organic?
The human skin absorbs vast quantities of substances into the body, including your blood stream. There is alot of information on the net about skin and cosmetics useage, we have often read that the average woman can apply up to 2kg of lipstick application throughout her lifetime, of which the majority of this product may be absorbed through the mouth and skin, but yet, when was the last time she checked those ingredients?
We make every attempt to avoid bombarding our customers with information about the side-effects of harmful synthetic chemicals that exist on todays market. After all, Find Your Funk is about having fun with nature, and more importantly, understanding nature, so that we can focus on all the good things about why it's time to 'shakeup our makeup'.
Understanding health is beauty
Our skin is a complex, unique, living, dynamic tissue system. It's given the recognition of the human body's largest organ. It has the capability, functionality and remarkability to absorb many applied substances, partially or completely. In fact, scientifically speaking, the skin is so well engineered in absorbing content from its surface, that our naive bloodstream welcomes up to 60% what is applied, into our circulatory system.
With all due respect to the bloodstream, we aren't implying that it provides a simple function, infact, the human body's complexity deepens with the skin. The blood's performance to supply nutrients and oxygen and carry away the cells waste is certainly a priority for continued life. However, the body, from time to time, has difficulty finding, isolating and removing synthetic substances successfully from the body, and we refer to these substances as deposits. Deposits often build up slowly over a period of time, and some side-effects can often creep up unannounced.
Simply put, what we put on our skin, will in cases, end up staying inside, and potentially develop serious adverse conditions. This isn't news, but it is certainly food for ..
if chemicals are the problem, let nature be the solution
Health becoming beauty
Now you can have both. Find Your Funk is an outlet trying to make a difference, we are ultimately about both health and beauty coming together. We take it that next step further, by simply bringing it all into the one convenient place and making sure our range is toxic chemical free. Both health and beauty is achievable, most certainly, but because of the old 50's style programming that beauty is only achieved through sophisticated chemistry, we forgot about the long-term implications to our health. It's time to get back to nature.
Currently, world wide, there is huge debate from either side of the cosmetics table, with little or no action from government (special exceptions for Europe, banning over 1,100+ ingredients). Find Your Funk has the view, that if certain synthetic ingredients aren't required in your cosmetics, why not just leave them out?
What makes us cringe, are those nasty synthetic preservatives. Honestly, do our moisturisers need a longer life than our own? The video below is a very interesting short documentary on chemicals in cosmetics from the creators of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a group fighting to have cosmetic ingredients legislated.
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