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Common ingredients in your cosmetics and foods are linked to:
Can you tell me the ingredients that you put on your skin today?
Do any of these sound familiar?
Some may recognise aloe vera but for the rest, most will not recognise any.
And herein lies the problem ... we have no idea what we are putting on and into our bodies.
A stranger in a shop says hello and we are immediately cautious. But lathering our skin with unknown cosmetic ingredients stimulates no caution at all because some big company says it is safe?
Starting to feel like a sheeple?
It does seem strange that we are cautious for some things and not cautious at all for other things which are much more dangerous to our well being.
We fear strangers in a shopping aisle but we don't fear the chemicals in our cosmetics and foods that we are happy to smear on our bodies and put in our mouths?
Cosmetic and food giants work very hard to keep our perception of them as trusting and safe brands ... it is time for us to re-evaluate that perception if we would like to stay toxin free.
Right now, this site writes about cosmetics, foods and topics that are important to re-focus our hearts and minds to the Moyoway. We show freely available and useful information such as DIY cosmetic recipes and informative articles that will also help lead a less toxin filled life.
We tell you about toxins in our daily lives, and offer alternatives to make your own or buy more wisely.
Moyoway believes that at some point in your life, you will be affected by toxins, positively or negatively, directly or indirectly; or you will know of somebody that has been affected by toxins in the same way.
Out of millions of websites around the world, you are here for a reason. You can learn something or you can share something with us.
So have we and when you scratch a little deeper, most cosmetic and food manufacturers only want your money for the least amount of offering. But, Moyoway is not a lesson about company ethics.
While it may be important to have a little knowledge of cosmetics and foods and the influence it has on our lives, this website tells you what is in these products and the information here is for those of us that want to use these products safely and simply by buying smarter or making our own.
If you think that everything is fine and well and you don't need to take this seriously, sadly, you are mistaken. There are about 80,000 chemicals out there and, for example, up to 232 of them have been found in the umbilical cord of babies - your baby is being exposed to these chemicals before it is born.
You are entirely responsible for these chemicals in your body, your family and your unborn children. If you are in the business of producing "frankenkids" then you don't need to pay attention to this article. Your body can absorb as much as 2 kg of chemicals per year which will ensure that something, at some point, will go wrong.
Chemically induced diseases and their effects, such as asthma, allergies, irritation, photo-sensitisation, learning disabilities, decreased male fertility, diabetes, cancer, obesity and many others cannot be undone. You have to live with and manage these diseases for the rest of your life.
This is not about scare tactics and there is no agenda. This article is simply telling you what you are doing because it is unlikely that you actually realise what you are doing to yourself.
Stay ahead of the chemical game before it is too late. Have a look at this short clip and pay attention at the 1:20 time mark to see the importance of staying one step ahead.
This is a trailer for a film, Unacceptable Levels, that was made by a father trying to understand the chemical world that he and his wife are raising their children in.
In our foods, cosmetics and activities, we are exposed to approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals everyday. Why are disease rates increasing when medical technology and Government regulation is supposedly getting better? Corporations and governments have their own agendas that are often not in our interests - the common people like you and me.
Media, advertising, internet, social pressure, celebrity endorsement and our busy lives are such powerful tools and distractions that it is easy to become so overwhelmed that we start to doubt our own judgement for the sake of convenience.
Our lives are already so busy. It seems like an uphill task to now have to also be aware of the dangers in our cosmetics and foods.
Our site, Moyoway, follows the 20/80 rule - 20% of your time for 80% information. How many sites take 80% of your time and only provide 20% of the information that you are really interested in? Maybe its time for a clean-up in more ways than one?
Our responsibilities are the same as yours. We have family, friends, loved ones that we care about and already share this information with. Why not share it with everyone?
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Moyoway believes that because we have only one skin and body for our entire life, it is best that we look after ours and so should you.
We don't want to land up looking like this ... lead, triclosan, flame retardants, mercury are all ingredients of our daily makeup routine.
One of the greatest names in fashion history, Yves Saint-Laurent, said
“The most beautiful make up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
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Moyoway is a family collaboration in our own search to deal with the consequences of toxins in our lives. Hopefully we can inform others before they injure themselves.