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Why Buy Natural / Organic Face Cremes Is it Cost Prohibitive?

Last week we talked about 13 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid… Please keep this post in mind as I lay out the below scenario for you.


Over the weekend at one of the Markets that I attend, there was a question as to the pricing and benefits of Organic Moon’s Face Cremes (Antioxidant $50.00 and Nourish My Skin $60.00, both 4 oz jars) Bottom line, why were Natural / Organic products so expensive? Initially my response was to justify the quality and quantity of the product being sold, unfortunately, I didn’t know what the going prices were for comparable creams. To be prepared for this question in the future, I asked several women for input as to what they had purchased before using my cremes so that I could compare cost. However, as I was looking at cost, I decided to look at ingredients as well. (That’s just how my mind works, always wanting to know) Well, can I just say that I was appalled at the chemicals that we’ve been slathering on our faces (years ago, I used several of these brands myself). The more I looked, the more upset that I became, and voila… I write this blog / article. I’m providing this information, so you can make an informed choice for you, your skin, and ultimately your long-term health.


Below I’m providing not only the harmful ingredients (not all are highlighted) in each cream, I am also providing market cost for each cream and what the price would be of that cream for 4 oz. so that you can see the comparison to the cost of Organic Moon’s creams, which are natural made with organic ingredients. You may also notice that every one of these creams list the first ingredient as Water (refer to Decoding Labels article) which is the largest percentage of the formula as compared to Organic Moon products which list Organic Aloe Leaf Juice. Which ingredient do you think is better?


Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream Face Moisturizer 1.7 Fl Oz - $16.99 (4 oz. $39.97)

Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), PEG-10 Dimethiconecrosspolymer, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (Amino-Peptide), Carnosine (Amino-Peptide), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, Alumina, Citric Acid, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Yellow 5, Red 40.

https://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/newregenerist-deep-hydration-regenerating-cream


Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream Moisturizer, 1.7 oz - $25.49 (4 oz. $59.97)

Ingredients:

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 (Amino-Peptide), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, PEG-10 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Allantoin, Petrolatum, BIS-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Red 40, Blue 1.

https://www.olay.com/en-us/skin-care-products/regenerist-night-recovery-cream


Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Regenerating Cream - 1.7oz - $20.99 (4 oz. $49.39)

Ingredients:

Water, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Behenate, Ceteareth-20, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide, Fragrance, C13-14 Isoparaffin, PTFE, Chlorphenesin, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract, Retinol, BHT, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Laureth-7, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbic Acid

Note: PTFE is Teflon! We don’t want this chemical in our cookware… why would we put it on our face?

https://www.neutrogena.com/skin/skin-moisturizers/rapid-wrinkle-repair-regenerating-cream/6811098.html


No7® Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream - 1.6oz - $24.99 (4 oz. $62.47)

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water, Eau), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea, Beurre De Karite) Butter, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Alcohol Denat, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Butylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Sucrose Cocoate, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Polysorbate 20, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, BHT, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7.

https://www.target.com/p/no7-174-protect-perfect-intense-advanced-night-cream-1-6oz/-/A-14247473 (Boots doesn’t list ingredients on their website… click on label info tab on Target.)

Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Facial Anti-Aging Night Cream - 1.7oz - $18.79 (4 oz $44.21)

Ingredients:

Water, glycerin, dimethicone, ethylhexyl palmitate, isononyl isononanoate, propylene glycol, steareth-2, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, vinyl dimethicone/methicone, silsesquioxane crosspolymer, hexylresorcinol, steareth-21, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/ vp copolymer, behenyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone crosspolymer, ascorbyl glucoside, sclerotium gum, chlorphenesin, fragrance, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, tocopheryl acetate, maltodextrin, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, sodium hydroxide, xylitol, butylene glycol, peucedanum graveolens (dill) extract, rubus fruticosus (blackberry) leaf extract, xanthan gum

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aveeno-Absolutely-Ageless-Restorative-Facial-Anti-Aging-Night-Cream-1-7-Oz/47431331 (Aveeno doesn't list ingredients on their website either.)


Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer - Dry Combination, 1.7 oz -$57.00 (4 oz. $134.12)

Ingredients:

Water\Aqua\Eau , Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Glycerin , Butylene Glycol , Glyceryl Stearate , Peg-100 Stearate , Dimethicone , Cetearyl Alcohol , Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract , Biotin , Ergothioneine , Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Caffeine , Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein , Isohexadecane , Hydrolyzed Soy Protein , Algae Extract , Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Micrococcus Lysate , Lecithin , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Soy Amino Acids , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter , Glycereth-26 , Cetyl Alcohol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Acetyl Glucosamine , Petrolatum , Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer , Cetearyl Glucoside , Caprylyl Glycol , Sodium Hyaluronate , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Sodium Benzoate , Tromethamine , Citric Acid , Polysorbate 80 , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Hexylene Glycol , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol https://www.clinique.com/product/1687/36597/skin-care/moisturizers/clinique-smart-night-custom-repair-moisturizer


Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Night Lifting/Firming Face & Neck Creme, 1.7 oz. - $92.00 (4 oz. $216.47)

Ingredients:

Water\Aqua\Eau , Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride , Petrolatum , Hexyldecyl Stearate , Butylene Glycol , Dimethicone , Glycereth-26 , Peg-100 Stearate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Propanediol , Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge , Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract , Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil , Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait , Caffeine , Thermus Thermophillus Ferment , Algae Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Artemia Extract , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract , Ergothioneine , Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 , Trehalose , Sorbitol , Glycerin , Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl , Cholesterol , Isohexadecane , Acetyl Glucosamine , Myristyl Myristate , Cetearyl Glucoside , Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Caprylyl Glycol , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Tocopheryl Acetate , Linoleic Acid , Polysorbate 80 , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Zinc Pca, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Hexylene Glycol , Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer , Sodium Hyaluronate , Myristyl Alcohol , Tromethamine , Stearic Acid , Potassium Sulfate , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Citric Acid , Maltodextrin , Aluminum Hydroxide , Fragrance (Parfum) , Potassium Sorbate , Dextran , Disodium Edta , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Blue 1 (Ci 42090) , Red 33 (Ci 17200) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) <ILN43406>

https://www.esteelauder.com/product/681/46658/product-catalog/skincare/resilience-lift-night/liftingfirming-face-and-neck-creme


Lancome Bienfait Mult-Vital Night Moisturizer Cream, 1.7 oz - $52.00 (4 oz. $122.35)

Ingredients:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Paraffinum Liquidum / Mineral Oil / Huile Minerale, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil / Rice Bran Oil, Zea Mays Oil / Corn Oil, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ci 15985 / Yellow 6, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydroxycitronellal, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Aspartate, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil / Wheat Germ Oil, Polyacrylamide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polycaprolactone, Panthenol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Zinc Gluconate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Copper Gluconate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Paraffin, Sesamum Indicum Oil / Sesame Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Laureth-7, Hexyl Cinnamal, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Parfum / Fragrance

https://www.lancome-usa.com/skin-care/moisturizers/night-creams/bienfait-multi-vital-night-cream/1000021.html


Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Power Night Cream 1.7 oz. - $59.00 (4 oz. $138.82)

Ingredients:

Water\Aqua\Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Myristate, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citral, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Cholesterol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Squalane, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Phytosphingosine, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Hydrolyzed Algin, Crithmum Maritimum Extract,

, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Boron Nitride, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xanthan Gum, Glucosamine Hcl, Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil

Origins would not allow a copy and paste of the ingredients on their websitehttps://www.sephora.com/product/plantscription-youth-renewing-power-night-cream-P408241

https://www.origins.com/product/15352/42076/skincare/moisturize/moisturizers/plantscription/youth-renewing-power-night-cream


In my humble opinion, I will always choose Natural / Organic products for myself and my family, from the products we use on our skin, the products we use to clean our home, and the food and water we consume. We are not advocates of “better living through chemistry”. I will always share my knowledge and research so that every one of you can make your own decision.


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Next week I hope to share information relative to sunscreen products. Until then, remember, “Your Skin Deserves Love Too!”



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