As a team who believes in creating clean, organic products which are naturally sourced and vegan, we know some of the myths associated with these products.
A lot of people can’t help but wonder if these products are worth their salt or even if they should contemplate going green.
So, being the friendly neighbourhood green team, we thought we’d bust a few myths regarding organic makeup and products!
Read on as we take the plunge into world of myths
1. Clean beauty is healthier but takes longer to work and doesn't work well
A chemical free, paraben free product is healthier because it does not have any chemicals is the biggest myth we’ve heard about clean products. While we believe that organic cosmetics, we’re here to tell you all ingredients have chemicals in them by nature. However, they work on par with cosmetics that use synthetic ingredients and have been proven to be very effective.
2. They have a smaller shelf life as they don’t have preservatives and tend to get spoilt faster
Yes, organic products have an expiry date just like every other product. But the absence of chemical preservatives, like parabens, reduces the shelf life of natural beauty products but not by much. That being said, oil-based products like lemongrass, eucalyptus and peppermint don't need preserving agents as they consist of self-sustaining anti-bacterial and antifungal properties.
3. They are very expensive, rare and hard to find
This one is more of a most commonly asked question rather than a myth. They tend to be priced a little on the higher side, however, once you know what you need for your skincare and makeup routine, finding the right products will just involve a quick Google search. What we need to remember is organic products use cleaner formulas which eliminate harmful chemicals and by-products, and are made without cheap fillers. So while organic products may be a little more expensive than regular products, they are an investment that can greatly benefit the consumers in the long run.
4. Clean beauty means use of all organic products therefore there’s little to no risk of allergic reactions
Words like ‘Natural’ and ‘Organic’ do not always mean worry free. Every individual and every skin is different and react differently to the various products available. While natural and organic brands use products that are not chemically processed, the ingredients by themselves could also lead to allergic reactions. It’s always better to be careful. Try a little bit of the product on a small area, do a patch test before using any product. Test the product on your inner forearm and wait for 48 hours to 72 hours. If you notice that you have developed a reaction after using a new product, stop using it immediately.
5. Lesser ingredients means better quality products and better results
Another common myth surrounding organic and natural cosmetics is that less is more. It’s a little more complicated than that. Check the list of ingredients over the number of ingredients. Generally, the key ingredients that are present in most cosmetics include water, emulsifiers, moisturisers, naturally occurring colours and fragrances. Keep a track of what goes into the making of your cosmetic product for better results.
We hope our list of frequently asked questions have helped you in this organic journey. In case you have more questions, drop them in the comments below and we’ll answer them to the best of our capabilities!
Until next time,
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