From beauty products to produce, organic is often associated with being expensive. But does it have to?
Short answer: No, natural beauty products don’t have to be expensive. Natural and organic beauty should be pure and accessible to everyone. It's that simple.
Long answer: Many factors contribute to the (generally) higher prices of natural skincare and beauty products. In this article, we’ll take a look at WHY you see and think of higher prices for more for natural and organic ingredients, and how to recognize amazing affordable organic beauty products.
Why are so many organic beauty products more expensive?
Many organic beauty brands charge more for their products for a few different reasons. The simplest of these is that organic ingredients, sourced in responsible ways, tend to cost more than their non-organic alternatives. Certified Organic farms need to comply with regulations, are subject to inspections by certifying agents, and reports need to be filed to await decisions... all of which cost money in filing fees, inspectors, compliance, etc. Beyond that, organic beauty products tend to contain fewer “cheap” ingredients like water and emulsifiers, have more expensive natural preservatives, and no unnecessary chemicals. These farms also, of course, need to use natural growing aids and pesticides, which are more costly than the conventional alternative.
Still, those factors alone shouldn’t result in the exorbitant cost of most natural and organic skincare, haircare, and other products.
The truth is that, when you buy organic skincare from most natural beauty brands, you are paying a lot of extra money for fancy certified labels, packaging and marketing that makes you believe organic beauty products are luxury items.
There’s no doubt that simple, affordable, clean ingredients can have a powerful positive effect on your skin — you don’t need all the bells and whistles in order to take care of your skin without the harmful chemicals.
The key is sorting through suppliers who are ‘doing the right thing’ without jumping through hoops with those bells and whistles.
Affordable organic beauty products, explained
Amazing, affordable natural skincare exists — but it might look a little different than you’d first expect. As an example, take a look at this soothing mask.
This affordable organic face mask comes in at $21 — a fraction of the cost of other organic brands, which often charge double or triple for products with fancy packaging and a bunch of indistinguishable ingredients. What’s more, our masks last up to 25 uses per container — meaning you’re spending less than $1 per application. Using the mask several times a week costs less than a latte from your favorite coffee shop. Not bad, eh?
And when you look at the ingredients, you’ll see that it’s completely free of any weird, ambiguous stuff. The ingredients of this natural face mask are: White Kaolin Clay, Organic Matcha, Colloidal Oatmeal, Cucumber Powder, Organic Peppermint Leaf Powder. Boom. That’s it.
We did all the hard work to determine which ingredients needed that organic certification, and which were just as pure and effective in their natural state. With this product, it was worth it to go organic for the Matcha and Peppermint Leaf Powder, in terms of effectiveness as well as bringing our consumers a product at a price that works.
It sounds simple because it IS simple: kaolin clay draws out impurities while the antioxidants in matcha brighten, tighten, smooth, and delay aging. Oatmeal, cucumber, and peppermint soothe and soften skin, fighting redness and irritation so you get an even-all-over radiant glow. The Soothing Mask contains only 5 ingredients, all of which are specifically formulated to soothe irritated skin.
While the combination of ingredients is powerful and special, you still know exactly what you’re getting. And you’re not being overcharged for some mumbo-jumbo you don’t understand, just beautifully pure, natural ingredients.
Both of our masks come comes in a powder form that you mix with water, or the matching solution, prior to application. The unique powdered formula allows these organic ingredients to stay fresh and preservative-free, without a nasty chemical in sight.
The Essentials: An Affordable Skincare Routine
There are organic skincare brands out there that will try to convince you that you need a loaded skincare regimen packed with everything but the kitchen sink. Before you blow your budget on serums and potions you don’t understand, go back to the basics for an inexpensive skincare routine that cleanses, purifies, hydrates, and nourishes your skin.
We recommend starting a basic skincare routine with the bare necessities: a cleanser, mask, and moisturizer. Each serves its unique purpose in your skincare regimen, and each will contribute to your newfound radiant complexion.
Cleanser: Start with a simple, organic face wash. Your face will feel super clean and thank you by staying blemish-free. Pssst….This amazing natural cleanser is just $16, and lasts about a month (used morning and night), which is like 50 cents per day!
Moisturizer: Always follow up your cleanser with a good organic moisturizer, that will nourish and hydrate your skin so you’re glowy - not greasy. TIP: If you have oily skin, this Herbal Infused Moisturizer is oil-free and will keep your skin healthy and hydrated without clogging pores.
Mask: An organic clay mask should be the foundation of your skincare routine. When used regularly (several times per week), it actually keeps your skin impurity-free while enhancing the effect of your other products, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin. Depending on your skin type, you may want a more intense exfoliating detox mask, or opt for a nourishing soothing mask.
That’s it. Simple. Affordable. No budgets busted. Now you don’t have to spend any more on those conventional, chemically-ridden products. It’s a win, win, win.
And guess what? You can save even MORE money if you grab your routine in a bundle, like this Ultimate Clear Skin Kit.
There’s nothing we dislike more than shady ingredients and sky-high prices. That’s why our products make skincare and haircare simple, using natural ingredients that get the job done, in combinations that will revolutionize your skin without costing you an arm and a leg.