Maybe you love honest and high-quality natural cosmetics, but sometimes you pause over the price. From cleansers to makeup, organic products can break the bank. We asked ourselves: does the quality of a product made of organic vegetable oils justify its price. Here are five reasons why we think the price of organic cosmetics and quality vegetable oils is fair.
Lifespan Indicates Quality
You may be wondering why more expensive natural cosmetics have a shorter shelf life than conventional ones. Yes, organic cosmetics usually have a slightly shorter shelf life – because the botanical components themselves have a shorter shelf-life. The exact opposite is true for conventional cosmetics. Traditional conventional brands reduce costs associated with product spoilage by using synthetic, and often, toxic substances in their formulas. In the end, crude unrefined vegetable oils have the ability to perfectly nourish and care for the skin, despite having a slightly shorter shelf life by a few months.
Why it's worth it: Imagine buying food. If you buy a fresh product, then its shelf life is shorter than that of an industrially processed food, often full of preservatives. But which one is better in taste, and healthier and more nutritious for your body?
Even if you look at dermatological products straight from the pharmacy, their INCI will surprise you in many ways – especially when water comes first. And if not water, then there are synthetic substances, often oil. If you care about what you apply to your skin, then invest in quality organic cosmetics. Conventional brands and their preparations tend to be full of emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, and texture-improving substances. Sometimes less is more. At the price you pay, you pay for quality ingredients.
Why it's worth it: Products full of pure and high-quality vegetable oils are more effective on the skin. They restore the skin's balance, do not cause damage by using synthetic and allergenic substances, and are full of active ingredients and antioxidants. Thanks to a clean and high-quality composition, you only need to apply a small amount of the product to achieve excellent results. So in the end, your wallet will indeed thank you.
Why are organic vegetable oils more expensive? Simply because they are more ecologically-friendly. Organic farms are usually smaller than conventional ones. Because they do not use chemicals and fertilizers, it also takes longer to grow the organic crops. Additional costs are organic certification, personnel, and pest control. Those costs are then reflected in the price for the consumption of those crops.
Why it's worth it: Quality plant extracts and oils are free of synthetic substances and pesticide residues, which you will find in conventionally-grown crops. That is why it pays to follow the origin of the brand, certification, and its story and values.
Things to watch out for: Watch out for brands that only look natural. A suspiciously low price of particularly rare oils or preparations can be an indication that something is wrong. Instead, inquire, follow a well-known certificate, and don't be fooled by low prices.
Some exotic and rare ingredients are available on the market for pretty hefty sums, so the cosmetics that contain them can't be cheaper. An example is the rare and popular prickly pear oil. The fruits of the cactus, which come from Morocco like argan oil, are used not only to produce luxury skin oil. Imagine 800 kg of fruit, from which the seeds must be extracted and then cold-pressed. This produces 1 liter of oil, which is sold on the cosmetics market for approximately 50,000 CZK. The price of products containing prickly pear oil already likely makes sense to you. In BIO quality, basically every oil is rare, full of vitamins and ingredients that the skin loves. However, they differ in price precisely according to the processing and the rarity of the raw material from which they are derived.
Why it's worth it: For rare vegetable oils to work, they must be gently processed. This is the only way they will not lose the important active ingredients found in your skincare.
Things to watch out for: You want to mix your own oil mixture? Be careful what you buy. Purchase of cheap oils together with conditions for mixing can devalue the oils. Mold or even just the wrong choice of oils can end up harming your skin.
From Nature to Skin
The production of organic oils and cosmetics is often affected by the final number of users who buy them. That's why it's often smaller brands that produce organic products in smaller quantities, which may also be reflected in the price. The situation is different for cosmetic giants, where the purchase prices of raw materials are lower, and where mechanical production enables mass production that reduces costs to a minimum. In the case of organic cosmetics, the magic lies in knowing the story behind each product. Sustainability also costs something.
Why it's worth it: Investing in beauty, nature, quality and the planet is always worth it! It's a philosophy and lifestyle. Why pay for piles of conventional products when your skin needs a few natural ones? In the end, investing in a few natural cosmetics will be priceless.
WONDERFUL NOTE: In our natural anti-aging cosmetics from L'Odaïtès is date palm. The plant itself has shown an amazing ability to grow in droughts and regenerate in dry land. It’s ability to survive in extreme conditions, capture water, and neutralize oxidatives speaks for itself. You can experience the power of this plant on your own skin. The concentrate of antioxidants, nutrients, polyphenols, carotenoids, essential amino acids and fatty acids help to restore, regenerate, and deeply nourish the skin.