From food to clothing to beauty products, everyone we know is going natural. While the all-natural aspect is admittedly enticing, though, we’re a bit put off by the hefty price tags. There are lots of nuances when it comes to organic food (for instance, buy organic apples but don’t bother for bananas). So we ask: What about the other stuff? Is it worth the extra cost? When it comes to makeup, the answer is yes.
A People’s History Of Organic Beauty Products
To start, make sure that products boasted as organic actually are organic; check for the USDA certified organic seal. There are four different categories:
Going organic is often better for your skin because of the lack of dyes and artificial chemicals, which makes them less likely to clog your pores and cause acne, according to Francesca Fusco, M.D., an assistant professor at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Organic Tends To Be More Expensive, But You’ll Use Less
Generally, you can use less organic makeup per use than you would with non-organic. We find that we run out of that creamy, cakey non-organic foundation before we run out of a mineral powder, so the price often evens out in the end—and organic makeup simply tends to be better quality. This includes having a lighter feel, which eliminates that caked-on look that we find with cheaper products.