Organic Beauty Products: Are They Worth The Price?

Are organic beauty products worth the extra expense?The demand for natural and organic products is at an all-time high, now that people are more aware of the dangers of petroleum-based chemicals, synthetic substances, fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms to our health and the environment. Aside from food, beauty products are some of the items that are high on the list of those looking for a safer alternative to chemical-laden products.

Lotions, creams, moisturizers, shampoos and cosmetics come in contact with the skin and can stay there for hours, allowing the skin to absorb any toxic substances that may be in the product. Organic beauty products are free from toxins and harmful ingredients, but people sometimes wonder if they are worth the extra cost.

When it comes to makeup and skincare, organic options are definitely worth the price. Many dermatologists and beauty specialists recommend organic products for the hair and body, primarily because they are free from harsh and potentially toxic chemicals.

Organic beauty products also nourish and revitalize the skin and hair so you can see an improvement from the inside out. Non-organic skincare products are engineered to produce fast results but they can be harmful in the long run. In contrast, organic products offer better results that are long-lasting because they improve the health and condition of your skin and hair.

Organic Products Defined

Many manufacturers are riding the organic trend and, because there are no set standards in the United States for non-food products, the “organic” and “natural” labels have been widely abused. This is what it means when you see the following labels on a product:

  • 100% Organic: A product that bears the “100% Organic” label is made of entirely certified-organic products (excluding water and salt) and may bear the USDA organic seal.
  • Organic: The product contains at least 95% organic material (excluding water and salt). The rest of the ingredients must be approved by the USDA.
  • Made With Organic Ingredients: The product has to have 70% (minimally) organic ingredients and can list up to three organic ingredients on the main display panel.

Processed products made up of under 70% organic ingredients are not allowed to use the term “organic” anywhere on the main display panel, but the specific organic materials may be identified on the information panel.

Are Organic Beauty Products Really Expensive?

There are many different organic beauty brands and while some products may cost about the same as designer cosmetics like Yves Saint Laurent or Chanel, there are some brands that are more budget-friendly. But when choosing a product that is applied on your skin, your primary concern should not be the price but the product’s safety and effectiveness. Organic skin care and beauty products are safe and gentle on the skin.

Although organic products for beauty and skin care tend to be more expensive, you will use less organic makeup than you would with a non-organic product, so the price evens out in the end. More important, you will be using a better quality product.

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