The world is quickly going green, and the cosmetic consumers aren’t left behind. If you’re enlightened about going natural and dropping the synthetic and toxic chemicals associated with many beauty products, then organic cosmetic products would be your thing. Others have no choice but to embrace this due to their skin sensitivity.
Just like organic foodstuff in your grocery store, organic brands for cosmetics also have higher price tags than the contemporary brands. Finding and purchasing organic products isn’t as easy as getting ordinary makeups.
Is it Truly Organic?
Just because a product has the word “organic” plastered on the label doesn’t make it truly organic.
The organic content could even be 0.05% of the whole formulation, yet the manufacturer will still make that claim.
Be sure that the product you’re spending your extra money on is pure and free of toxins.
You can tell this from the products ingredient list and see if it doesn’t contain known toxins or allergens.
What is The Cost?
The critical question is; is it worth the effort and cost buying organic products? You’ll find different legal definitions of “organic” based on the organization. However, the bottom line is, the ingredients used to formulate the product are extracted from plants that are grown without application of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, etc. That’s encouraging. It means that your cosmetics products won’t be laced with chemicals of every kind!
The high cost of organic cosmetics products is usually affected by four cost factors. These are:
1. Shelf Life
They generally exhibit a shorter shelf life due to the pure ingredients used in the formulation as compared to the chemically-composed brands in the drugstores. The cost of producing products that can only last 12-20 months is massive as compared to over three years with synthetic products. The botanical ingredients of organic products break down much faster but offer more effective nutrition to your skin. So, it may be a little bit more expensive, but worth the cost.
Many product formulations contain up to 80% water. A whole bottle of water can easily masquerade as a herbal infusion, aloe Vera juice, and so on. The rest of the ingredients could be filled up with emulsifiers, fragrance, preservatives, texture improving chemicals, and much more. That leaves minimal room for the natural products that should form the bulk of the product for skin nourishment.
Organic ingredients are generally 1.5-2 times more expensive than synthetic products. The process of growing these products is much higher since the plant will take longer to mature as they grow naturally without the use of fertilizers and growth hormones.
Most organic lines are composed of small batches which drive the costs of production higher. For firms that do mass production, they must buy ingredients in huge amounts, which is still a challenge due to the short shelf life.
As you prepare to spend more on organic cosmetics, the products must perform what they promise to deliver. If it’s making your skin tone even without causing acne, or making eyelashes fuller and longer, or coloring and hydrating your lips, then it makes sense paying the extra cash!