You Get What You Pay For
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rich Easterling of Real Purity Cosmetics. We got to talking about why organics and products with natural ingredients cost more. Some of you may be wondering this same thing. Is this stopping you from buying organic beauty products? For many years I purchased commercial beauty products and it never really occurred to me why my shampoo only cost $.89. Now I know the reason why. You get what you pay for!
Drug Store Cosmetics vs Organic Cosmetics
Many commercial beauty companies use the cheapest ingredients possible to create their products. These ingredients may include synthetics and preservatives created in a lab. Some are even contaminated with carcinogens. Through this process, the companies are able to provide mass quantities of a very affordable product to the consumer. Do they even care that the cheap ingredients are harmful and linked to terrible diseases?
So why are organics more money? It costs much more to purchase pure, safe, and natural ingredients than synthetic petrochemicals. Rich confided in me that it cost the same amount for a 55 gallon drum of one synthetic ingredient as 2 gallons of that same ingredient in its natural form. This is an astounding statistic! This is why the natural deodorant is $10, while the commercial deodorant full of aluminum, parabens, and artificial fragrance is $2.99. You are literally paying for a better and safer product which will not compromise your health. The natural product is of a better quality, is naturally sourced, and will probably work better as well. This is why it is more expensive because it costs more to make a safe product.
I can’t speak for other companies, but I know that Real Purity is a family owned company who put people before profits. They, and many other fine natural lines out there, seek to find you the best, safest and most effective ingredients possible. Look for products from creators who are looking out for your well being. Either pay now for a safe product…or pay later with health problems and doctor bills…the choice is yours.
Need tips on how to gradually go green? Check out this post from the Toxic Beauty archives: The gradual path to organic living.
On another note, Toxic Beauty Blog is one year old! I have enjoyed running this blog so much and I look forward to providing you with more quality content over the next year.
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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