Organic Products: Is it really too expensive?
January 28, 2023

“That’s Too Expensive” Well, Is Your Skin Not Worth the Investment?

Yes, organic products are slightly higher up on the price ladder. However, does making your skin suffer from cheaper & familiar but toxic drugstore products make more sense? You may be thinking that you are choosing natural ingredients by using drugstore brands that market their product as natural. But the harsh truth is that only a minute trace of a particular ingredient is required by any brand to market their product as natural.

On the other hand, natural and organic brands go through multiple rounds of inspection to get FDA-approved organic certification which ensures that their products have a high concentration of beneficial ingredients which make every penny worth it.

We have summarised the 3 major reasons as to why organic and natural brands are a tad higher in pricing but stand as an investment that cannot be ignored.

Superior Formulation

If you look at the ingredients section of most drugstore products, you will notice that these products have a high percentage of water and a minimal amount of essential ingredients that are actually beneficial for your skin. However, organic brands ensure that their products have a rich concentration of all the potent ingredients which ensure superior results. These products are chemical-free and contain a high percentage of antioxidants and non-toxic preservatives that are kinder to your skin as well.

Clean Sourcing

Organic and natural brands ensure good quality when sourcing, making sure that adulterated ingredients aren’t included in the supply chain along the way. Production of organic crops takes more time and effort as they are grown without chemical fertilisers, pesticides and growth hormones. Organic farmers make their own natural fertilisers which are more expensive to create as compared to synthetic fertilisers which are widely available in the market. Moreover, organic farms require certification which subjects them to comply with various regulations and reports. These meticulous procedures require a lot of investment from their end which is why their product is sold at a higher price.

SKINCARE

  • Oil Free Gel Moisturiser with Niacinamide, Blue Light Protect Oil Free Gel Moisturiser with Niacinamide, Blue Light Protect ₹645.00
    Product Description : An oil free gel moisturizer that prevents premature aging from damage due to free radical. Staring at your screen all day? You have no idea what that's doing to your skin! Daily aggressors including blue light can lead to premature ageing and that's where you need this moisturizer. A potent blend of antioxidants, this oil free gel moisturizer with norwegian kelp, oarweed, bladderwrack and peony root protects skin from oxidative stress and damage due to free radicals.The lightweight face cream is perfect for protecting and hydrating skin without a heavy or sticky afterfeel. Monday blues or digital blues, this unseen screen got you covered! How to use : Dot the moisturizer all over your face and neck. Massage gently in upward and outward strokes, using circular motions. Can be used morning and night. Pro Tip: Mix a tad bit of foundation with your moisturizer for a subtle tint. Benefits of using this product : ?Aqua, 1,3 Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacinamide, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol And Xylitol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Glycerine, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, L?minaria Digitata Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Trehalose, Nymphaea Lotus Extract, Phenoxyethanol, , Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer And Lecithin, Potassium sorbate, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Disodium EDTA, CI 77891, Fragrance Product Ingredient : Shelf Life : 2 years Country of Origin : India Brand Name : Lacuna Light
  • Chocolate Coffee Face Wash (200ml) Chocolate Coffee Face Wash (200ml) ₹649.00
    Product Description: Would you expect your face wash to smell good, cleanse deeply, restore the skin, exfoliate? Frescia Chocolate Coffee Face Wash is a one-stop solution for all those problems. Infused with coffee and other beneficial ingredients, it can work to make your skin soft & supple than ever before. The coffee has strong antioxidant properties that remove radicals, make your skin younger and smoother by exfoliating. The caffeine deals with skin tone effectively. chocolate-coffee-facewash-frescia-combo Let your confidence shine without any dirt and oil on your face! With this deep cleansing formula, draw out every dirt and oil to get a squeaky clean face. Frescia’s chocolate coffee face wash locks your moisture of skin with goodness of chocolate and let the aroma refresh your mood. Coffee reduces cellulites to provide you with more youthful skin. How to Use: Dampen your skin with fresh water Pour out 2 drops of the chocolate coffee face wash on your palms and lather them up Move your hands on your face in a circular and upward motion. Massage for 2-3 minutes for best results. Do not forget your neck! After cleansing your face with face wash, use Chocolate Coffee Face Scrub to exfoliate dead cells. Wash off thoroughly and dab your wet face with a clean towel. Apply a face cream to lock the moisture. Product Ingredients: Cocoa: Provides deep nourishment for skin. Locks the moisture for a long time. Coffee: Reduces cellulites, rejuventes skin. Have a delightful lingering aroma. Protects from the harmful UV rays. Benefits / Features of using the product: Deep pore cleaning & exfoliates dead cells & whiteheads. Controls excess oil on skin Removes tan & gives instant glow on face Fights Pollution, removes dirt from face Lightens dark spots Shelf Life: 24 Months Country of Origin: India Brand Name: Frescia
  • Caffeinated Face Wash Cleanser With Coffee Bean Extract & Coconut Cake Powder (Sulfate & Paraben Free) (100 ml) Caffeinated Face Wash Cleanser With Coffee Bean Extract & Coconut Cake Powder (Sulfate & Paraben Free) (100 ml) ₹350.00
    Product Description: To start your day off right, use beardhood's caffeine face wash cleanser. It keeps your face fresh while providing your skin with an essential deep cleanse by digging deep into pores. It gives you a satisfying, fresh feel and clears your face of any buildup and oily residue. Rich in tea tree extracts, this facial wash not only cleanses away surface dirt but penetrates your pores and absorbs toxins and impurities. How to use: Squeeze out a small amount of facewash on your palm. Massage gently on the face and rinse off. Benefits of using this product : Dirt Removal, Cleansing Product Ingredients: Aqua, Coffee Extract, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocoyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauryl Sarcosinate, Coco Amido Propyl Betaine, Aloe Vera Extract, Glycerin, Coffee Bean Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxy Ethanol and Capryl Glycol, Coffee Flavour, Coffee Bean Scrub, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Micronized Titanium Dioxide, Coconut Cake Powder, EDTA Country of Origin: India. Shelf Life : 24 Months Country of Origin : India Brand Name : BeardHood
  • Earth Rhythm Phyto Repair Vitamin C + Matrixyl 3000 Advanced Cell Repair Moisturiser 50gm Earth Rhythm Phyto Repair Vitamin C + Matrixyl 3000 Advanced Cell Repair Moisturiser 50gm ₹749.00
    Product Description: A natural Vitamin C, derived from corn, is known for its abilities in skin brightneing and anti-ageing. It easily penetrates into skin and inhibits melanin formation. It is also essential for synthesis of collagen and is an antioxidant which help reduce wrinkles and skin damage caused by free radicals and improve skin texture.Matrixyl 3000 is an anti-aging peptide comprised of two proteins. It is used to target a wide range of aging signs, which helps your skin look and act more youthful. To diminish the signs of aging, it promotes collagen and elastin in the under-layers of skin. How to Use: Apply this moisturiser on face and neck after cleansing, toning, exfoliating and after using your serum. For best results, use both day and night. Product Ingredients: Distilled Water, Coconut Alkanes, (and) Coco-caprylate/caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Ceteryl Alcohol, Propendiol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (Vitamin C), Glycerin (and) Aqua (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Carbomer (and) Polysorbate 20 (and) Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene glycol. Benefits / Features of using the product: Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems. Moisturizing can reduce the appearance of other blemishes. Moisturizing helps your skin stay young. Moisturizing fights wrinkles. It’s the perfect end to a hot shower Shelf Life: 24 Months Country of Origin: India Brand Name: Earth Rhythm

Method Manufacturing

Drugstore products are mass-produced i.e they are manufactured in large batches thus the quality checks applied are not very efficient. Organic products are produced in small batches which drives up the cost of production but at the same time, it enables good quality control thus, leading to a high-end product. Organic brands also try to use sustainable packaging over plastic covers which adds extra steps to the production process and also adds to the cost.

Making sustainable choices may require higher investment but, in return, it promises good health to us and a better future for the planet. Across the globe, people have started paying more attention to what they choose for their food consumption and personal care even if some of these options come at a higher price. We all love a good bargain but in the world of beauty, we have to shell out a few bucks to ensure that we don’t exploit our skin or our environment.

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