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- The Organic Skin Co Pros and Cons
- From Fashion to Herbalism: The Organic Skin Co. Embraces Natural Beauty From Every Angle
- Our The Organic Skin Co Review
- The Organic Skin Co. Product Catalog
- Website Experience
- Customer Service
- Brand Value
- Our Experience With The Organic Skin Co.
- FAQs About The Organic Skin Co.
- Final Thoughts
Welcome to our The Organic Skin Co. review!
Although we’re typically all about what we eat on The Nutrition Insider, health is more than just food and drink—it’s also about what we put on our skin.
The Organic Skin Co. did not disappoint, as we learned more about the importance of organic beauty and regenerative skincare from TOSC founder Megan Douglas and her family-run company.
With plant-focused ingredients, innovative technology that increases product effectiveness by up to 500-fold, and an admirable commitment to sustainability, we were impressed with what The Organic Skin Co. has to offer, earning a solid A grade from our team.
The Good Oil
A nourishing and aromatic face oil infused with natural antioxidants, botanicals, and organic oils that are formulated to balance pH, moisturize, and soften the skin.
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, prunus dulcis (almond) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) seed oil, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*†, Curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract*†, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract†, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract†.
* Organic Ingredient † CO2 Supercritical Extract | 72.2% Organic Ingredients
The Organic Skin Co Pros and Cons
- High-quality, clean, organic ingredients
- More affordable than other clean skincare brands
- Responsive customer service
- Ample sustainability practices
- Could use more information on ingredient sourcing
From Fashion to Herbalism: The Organic Skin Co. Embraces Natural Beauty From Every Angle
From the fashion runways in London to naturopathic clinics in New Zealand, fifth-generation herbalist and former model and designer Megan Douglas created The Organic Skin Co. after noticing that cleaning up diets alone did not always help her clients with what was ailing them.
In addition to needing a nutrient-packed and nourishing diet, they also needed clean, toxin-free skincare that didn’t disrupt hormones.
Megan found that there was an empty space in the organic beauty realm, and she wanted to provide safe and effective skincare for herself, her clients, and her family, like her daughter Ruby and niece Lauren.
As the skin is the body’s largest organ, what we put onto it matters—whatever we put on our skin, we’re essentially putting inside us.
Not only does the New Zealand-based brand create clean beauty that’s safe for our skin and hormones, but they also prioritize methods that are safe for the earth, including a commitment to sourcing from regenerative or organic community farms and using next-gen sustainable packaging.
As The Organic Skin Co. team puts it, they focus on “Natural beauty, from every angle”—it’s not just about skincare alone, but rather a holistic, 360-degree approach to health and wellness.
Now, let’s take a look at our comprehensive review of The Organic Skin Co.
Our The Organic Skin Co Review
Every brand we review is assessed according to the following six criteria—here’s how The Organic Skin Co. scored in each category:
- Quality (A)
- Transparency (A-)
- Website Experience (A+)
- Customer Service (A)
- Value (A+)
- Brand Value (A)
These categories encompass dozens of other sub-factors, ranging from the quality of ingredients to customer service responsiveness to sustainability efforts.
Taken together, The Organic Skin Co. earned a solid A grade—let’s dive into the details, starting with the essential component of quality.
A focus on organic ingredients, fair-trade and regenerative sourcing, and superior manufacturing processes with CO2 extraction led to an A here.
Quality is an obviously critical aspect of any brand—food, supplement, skincare, or otherwise—and The Organic Skin Co. is not lacking here.
From the eco-pulp, biodegradable packaging to the botanical-loaded ingredient lineup, Organic Skin Co. earned an impressive A grade in the quality realm.
As you can glean from their name, The Organic Skin Co. prioritizes all things organic, with all products being made with over 70% organic ingredients—each product will tell you the exact percentage—that are certified by New Zealand’s leading certification agency, BioGro.
BioGro extensively analyzes The Organic Skin Co.’s supply chain, ingredients, and manufacturing facilities, providing a certification you can trust.
Plus, the products are cruelty-free, Certified Vegan by the UK Vegan Society, non-GMO, and gluten-free (yep, gluten in skincare is a thing).
As far as ingredients go, The Organic Skin Co.’s skincare and makeup products focus on herbs, botanicals, and natural antioxidants.
However, you will find some ingredients that sound synthetic or chemical in nature, but they are actually food-derived.
For example, the best-selling Good Oil contains “caprylic/capric triglyceride”—but this is just a fancy term for a skin-nourishing fat derived from coconut oil and glycerin.
Regarding ingredient sourcing, the majority (70% or more) of ingredients come from India, where Megan has developed both friendships and partnerships with fair-trade and organic farmers.
The Organic Skin Co. speaks to why they source so many ingredients from India, stating, “As a country still largely reliant on agriculture, India has suffered badly from its dependence on chemical fertilisers and pesticides. In many areas, crops are failing and farmland has become infertile. We want to help reverse this potential disaster and have lent our full support to the movement towards community organic farming in India.”
Their products are also manufactured in India—it’s more sustainable to manufacture products in the same area they are primarily sourced from—in a GMP-certified facility that is partially solar-powered.
Lastly, their formulation and manufacturing processes are what sets them apart from other clean or organic skincare brands.
This innovative supercritical CO2 extraction process not only increases the effectiveness of the ingredient but is also a cleaner process.
CO2 extraction does not rely on chemical solvents (like alcohol) to extract the good stuff from a plant—rather, it uses compressed CO2 gas at a low temperature to “wash through” a plant or herb.
These lower temperatures and lack of oxygen keep any heat- and oxidation-sensitive components intact, as well as a greater yield, longer shelf life, and reduced environmental impact due to the no-waste extraction methodology that creates zero run-off.
This process allows for the maximum extraction of the key nutritive compounds in a plant—this can be thousands of essential compounds that become extremely concentrated extracts.
Notably, CO2 extracts can be up to 500 times stronger than conventional extracts, giving you more bang for your buck.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best sellers that The Organic Skin Co. has to offer.
The Organic Skin Co. Product Catalog
In addition to their clever names (we always appreciate a good pun), The Organic Skin Co. delivers on high-quality, clean skincare and makeup products.
A brightening vitamin C and seaweed serum (we sea what you did there) that hydrates, softens, and helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors.
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, glycerin (vegetable)*, algae extract (New Zealand native red seaweed), cyathea medullaris leaf extract (New Zealand native black fern), gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, potassium sorbate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, citric acid, phyllanthus emblica (amla) berry extract*†, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract†, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract†.
* Organic Ingredient † CO2 Supercritical Extract | 88.74% Organic Ingredients
Task Force Nine
This calming cream is loaded with hydrating and nourishing ingredients, designed for both daily moisturizing and for soothing eczema, bumps, bites, and other skin irritations.
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin (vegetable)*, glyceryl stearate citrate, glyceryl monostearate, cetearyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*†, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract†, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract†, aqua, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract†, xanthan gum, citrus limonum (lemon) peel oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil, potassium sorbate, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract*†, hippophae rhamnoides(sea buckthorn) pulp extract*†, citral, limonene, linalool.
* Organic Ingredient † CO2 Supercritical Extract | 78.40% Organic Ingredients
CO2 extracts of calendula, pomegranate, honeysuckle, sea buckthorn, and rosemary help to calm sensitive skin, promote skin elasticity, and smooth fine lines.
Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, vegetable glycerin*, glyceryl stearate citrate, glyceryl monostearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter*, rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*, cetearyl alcohol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*†, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) oil, citrus limmonum (lemon) peel oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract†, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract†, aqua, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract†, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, glycirrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*†, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit extract*†, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed extract*†, citral, limonene, linalool.
* Organic Ingredient † CO2 Supercritical Extract | 80.70% Organic Ingredients
We enjoyed the product information accessibility and brand backstory, but would love to see details on product pages about where the main ingredients are sourced from.
A brand’s transparency comes from several different factors, including details about sourcing and manufacturing, who’s who in the company, and shipping and return policies.
We loved the transparency seen on product pages, including the full list of ingredients (and which are organic or CO2-extracted), the benefits of the active ones, how to use them, and details about sustainability.
The Organic Skin Co. also provided plenty of details about the backstory of the brand and its founder—and we learned even more from Megan and her team on our call.
While you can find some details about sourcing in the FAQs section—including that 70% or more come from organic farms in India—it would be ideal if ingredient sourcing was found on the product pages for some of the leading ingredients.
A handful of products share some ingredient sourcing—for example, The Dream Cream’s red seaweed is native to New Zealand—but providing the sourcing on all ingredients would bump this grade to an A+.
Lastly, transparency also includes being clear about shipping and return policies, which were straightforward and easy to find here.
A clean and attractive design, smooth e-commerce experience, and plenty of educational resources led to an A+ here.
The Organic Skin Co.’s website is a lot like their products—clean, attractive, and minimal.
You can shop by category (Skincare and Makeup) and subcategory, including serums, oils, moisturizers, cleansers, and more.
They also offer ample educational resources, including their science page all about the CO2 extraction process, and a blog with articles about the benefits of organic skincare, wellness practices, and sustainability.
Overall, we had an excellent website experience with The Organic Skin Co., leaving nothing to be desired.
Responsive customer service channels and a generous money-back guarantee led to an A grade in this category.
From shipping and return policies to the responsiveness and accommodation of customer service, we gave The Organic Skin Co. an A grade for customer service.
Unlike many skincare brands, TOSC has a generous return policy, offering full refunds or replacements on opened products if you’re not entirely satisfied.
They offer two forms of communication on their Contact Us page, including an embedded contact form for email and a chatbot.
We received a helpful email reply to our question in about an hour, and the chatbot answered FAQ-type questions immediately.
If you have placed an order, you can also ask questions about the order or delivery status via email or phone.
Lastly, they provide free shipping for orders over $50—otherwise, you’ll tack on a reasonable shipping fee of $4.95.
Despite their focus on high-quality ingredients and CO2 extraction, their products are surprisingly affordable when compared to other clean skincare brands.
The Organic Skin Co. has over a dozen skincare and makeup products, ranging in price from approximately $25-35 per item.
While it sounds expensive, the products are much more affordable than similar clean skincare brands on the market.
Plus, The Organic Skin Co. utilizes supercritical CO2 extraction and prioritizes organic and regeneratively farmed ingredients, which many other, more expensive brands do not.
Although other products do not contain the exact same ingredients as The Organic Skin Co., let’s compare a couple of their best-selling products:
|Sea Buckthorn Moisturizer||Key Ingredients||Cost|
|TOSC Daily Rituals||Organic sea buckthorn CO2, pomegranate CO2, rosemary CO2, honeysuckle CO2, aloe vera, shea butter, jojoba = oil, sunflower oil, rosehip oil, sweet orange oil.||$29.99 for 1.7oz ($17.64/oz)|
|Kari Gran Essential Balm||Organic sea buckthorn CO2, rosehip seed oil, camellia oil, arnica, olive oil, lavender oil.||$68 for 1oz ($68/oz)|
|Noy Skincare Best Skin Ever Balm||Sea buckthorn, jojoba, turmeric, lavender.||$60 for 1oz ($60/oz)|
|Kind Science Hydration Cream||Sea buckthorn, snow mushroom, bakuchiol, boswellia serrata.||$54 for 2oz ($27/oz)|
|Face Oil||Key Ingredients||Cost|
|TOSC Good Oil||Organic calendula CO2, turmeric CO2, apricot seed oil, jojoba seed oil, almond seed oil.||$29.99 for 1oz|
|Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil||Calendula, jojoba, olive oil, borage leaf, arnica, jasmine CO2.||$105 for 1oz|
|Osea Dayglow Face Oil||Grape seed oil, rosemary, seaweed, argan oil, sunflower extract.||$58 for 1oz|
|KOA Life Fountain of Youth||Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Jasmine Essential, and Frankincense Essential Oil.||$34.95 for 0.5oz ($69.90/oz)|
As you can see, The Organic Skin Co. is two to four times less expensive than several other skincare brands, awarding them an A+ for value.
Innovative manufacturing processes, a commitment to sustainability in all facets of the business, and naturopathic credibility backing up the formulations led to an A here.
Lastly, brand value scores are considered by a combination of product innovation, impact on public nutrition, philanthropic or sustainability efforts, and more.
The Organic Skin Co. received high points for innovation and sustainability, as they are the first beauty company that uses CO2 extraction throughout their entire line, making their skincare cleaner, more sustainable, and more effective.
CO2 is the only extraction method that is considered certified organic, as well as being a no-waste process that produces zero run-offs.
They also plant one tree for every single product purchased, partnering with Eden Reforestation to regenerate forests and wetlands and help impoverished communities around the world.
The sustainability efforts don’t end there—you’ll also find compostable packaging made from eco-natural plant fibers like wood pulp and wheat straw pulp, glass bottles or PCR aluminum tubes, compostable labels, and bamboo caps.
Plus, their manufacturing plant in India is located close to many of the community farms they partner with and is partially solar-powered to help offset emissions.
The Organic Skin Co. also has high brand value for institutional knowledge, with Megan’s background as a naturopath and fifth-generation medical herbalist.
Lastly, promoting the use of organic ingredients instead of synthetic chemicals like parabens and fragrances on the skin is beneficial, reducing the impact of endocrine disruptors that can negatively impact health.
Our Experience With The Organic Skin Co.
We were fortunate enough to try three of The Organic Skin Co.’s best-selling skincare products:
The eco-pulp exterior molded to the product’s shape uses the minimum amount of packaging, and the products come in either glass bottles with bamboo caps or PCR aluminum tubes.
We especially loved The Good Oil (the name says it all), as the honeysuckle and rosemary scent provided uplifting aromas, and the jojoba and almond seed oils felt deeply nourishing on the skin.
The Task Force Nine moisturizer is incredibly calming and comes in a whipped-butter-like consistency, spreading onto the skin nicely and soaking in immediately.
This moisturizer can be used for everyday nourishment, as well as for skin irritations like bug bites, rashes, and eczema.
Lastly, the Vitamin Sea serum feels—and smells—like a luxurious spa day, with notes of citrus and rosemary.
Just a tiny bit of this thicker serum goes a long way, nourishing the skin without leaving an oily or too-shiny residue.
Overall, we highly recommend the three TOSC products we tried.
FAQs About The Organic Skin Co.
Who Is the Founder Of The Organic Skin Co?
Megan Douglas is the founder of The Organic Skin Co.—a former model, fashion designer, and fifth-generation herbalist who is now the product creator at The Organic Skin Co.
Are The Organic Skin Co Products Safe?
Yes, The Organic Skin Co. products are considered safe skincare, as they are certified organic and do not contain synthetic chemicals or endocrine/hormone disruptors.
They are also cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
Does Organic Skin Care Have Side Effects?
This will depend on the person and the product.
Potential side effects from any skincare product could include irritation, rashes, redness, or allergic reactions—this is why it’s important to patch-test any new skincare product.
Is The Organic Skin Co Vegan?
Yes, The Organic Skin Co. is Certified Vegan by the UK Vegan Society.
Overall, we were impressed with The Organic Skin Co. and their commitment to providing high-quality, clean, organic skincare and beauty products that are not marked up at a premium.
Their CO2 extraction process, sustainable packaging, ethical sourcing, and amazing products that feel great on the skin led to an A grade from our team.
As the TOSC team summarized about their philosophy, “We genuinely believe in 360-degree beauty. It’s an inside and outside job—how you breathe, think, move, and connect with community, that all contributes to it.”