With the environmental agenda sweeping the nation it seems there is a lot of pressure on members of the public to consider the ecological effects of their purchases. This has had an effect on our transport options, our choices of diet and also on beauty products. However we are also in the midst of an economic crisis, so how can we spend disposable income on things like organic make up that aren’t considered necessities? Is there a possible way to buy make up which is environmentally friendly without having to break the bank?
Well, yes you can, as companies begin to understand and react to the niche that offers natural organic cosmetics with affordable prices. However, because of the distribution costs financially and environmentally, you may be hard pressed to find such shops on the high street. The best bet would be to search around on the internet to find online make-up retailers as often the savings will get passed on to the customer.
Another issue that is raised with the purchase of beauty products can be the sometimes questionable ethical methods of testing. Animal Rights activists have been at odds with make-up manufacturing giants for decades now and it seems that more companies are folding to the pressure put on by environmental groups, which is fantastic; however it leads again to an increase of cost to pay for specific scientific testing staff needed to observe how toxic the chemical ingredients are. The likelihood of harming yourself through the use of make-up due to the toxic chemicals in it is drastically increased with the usage of organic make-up as most of the colourings and texture modifiers are perfectly safe, meaning that the skin cannot absorb any poisons into the bloodstream. Also there is less chance of developing an allergic reaction to the ingredients, and because of the SPF levels found in organic make up, you’re skin will be less effected by the wrinkles that UV rays can inflict.
Another major benefit of natural skin care and hair dyes are that, because its made using organic ingredients, the final look will look better than if the products are developed with man-made components. After all thats said and done, the point of makeup is to enhance your look so why settle for unnatural products when the alternative is similarly priced and gives you a better end result. Perhaps its time for the make-up industry to start thinking more about the choice of ingredients it uses or else it may find itself losing out to the natural skin care surge.