Interview: Himanshu Sharma, Co-founder and Managing Director of ORGATRE

Himanshu Sharma

An interview with Himanshu Sharma, Co-founder and Managing Director of ORGATRE, a skincare brand, Masters in Organic Chemistry, an entrepreneur

In the ever-evolving landscape of skincare, the pursuit of organic and sustainable solutions has emerged as a cornerstone for consumers seeking holistic wellness. At the forefront of this movement stands Mr. Himanshu Sharma, a visionary entrepreneur and Co-founder of ORGATRE, a distinguished skincare brand renowned for its commitment to purity and efficacy.

Armed with a Masters in Organic Chemistry, Mr. Sharma has not only harnessed his academic expertise but also his entrepreneurial spirit to carve a niche in the competitive beauty industry. His journey embodies a fusion of scientific rigor, environmental consciousness, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, making him a revered figure in the realm of natural skincare innovation.

Can you tell us about the inspiration behind starting ORGATRE and the journey of founding the company?

Himanshu Sharma: The inspiration behind founding ORGATRE stemmed from mine and Sashikant Pandey’s, the Company Promoter shared vision. In 2020, we initiated the establishment of Health Star Naturals Pvt Ltd with a profound mission to offer chemical-free cosmetics and personal care products.

Recognizing the prevalent issues such as hair fall, acne, and personal hygiene concerns, we dedicated two years to extensive research and development, striving to formulate effective solutions.

Since its launch, ORGATRE has been committed to harnessing the power of natural ingredients, a principle that resonates throughout its product line. This dedication to quality and efficacy has led to remarkable success, with the company generating a gross revenue of 4 crore by the end of December 31, 2023.

The journey of founding ORGATRE represents our passion and dedication to revolutionizing the cosmetics and personal care industries by providing innovative solutions that prioritize both effectiveness and natural goodness.

What sets ORGATRE apart from other skincare brands in the market?

Himanshu Sharma: ORGATRE, in collaboration with leading nanotechnology researchers, created  ‘VITAmils’,  a ground-breaking combination of 5 essential vitamins and 5 organic oils. Our beauty products, which contain stable lipid nanoparticles, provide excellent skin hydration and rejuvenation without using artificial fragrances.

We are committed to cruelty-free practices and therefore do not test our products on animals. We strictly adhere to quality standards such as BIS, ISI, FDA, Global Quality Certification, Pollution Control Board, risk management, and waste management.

Kindly brief us about your company, its specialization, and the services that it offers

Himanshu Sharma: The ORGATRE product line is dedicated to meeting your skin and hair care needs with the best natural dermaceutical solutions. Our goal is to provide customers with high-quality, chemical-free products that contain a potent blend of widely recognized and proven ingredients designed specifically for the modern Indian consumer’s daily skincare routine.

Our formulations for skin, hair, and body care are meticulously crafted, taking into consideration both efficacy and the natural fragrance of the products. Orgatre, created with the expertise of licensed cosmetologists, combines ancient Vedic alchemy practices with modern cosmetological techniques to create unique skin formulations.

Most importantly, none of our products are tested on animals. We specialize in natural skin, hair, and cosmetic products and offer a diverse range.

How does ORGATRE incorporate sustainability and environmental consciousness into its products and operations?

Himanshu Sharma: Orgatre emphasizes sustainable practices in various facets of its operations:

Sustainable Sourcing: Orgatre prioritizes ingredients sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers. This ensures that the raw materials used in our products are eco-friendly and promote responsible practices.

Reduced Packaging Waste: We prioritize environmental impact by using eco-friendly packaging materials. Our packaging options include recyclable or biodegradable materials, which helps to reduce packaging waste and promotes a more sustainable approach.

Product Innovation: Orgatre leads skincare innovation through ongoing research and development. This involves combining biodegradable and plant-based ingredients to create formulations with minimal impact on the environment. We also look into cutting-edge technologies for eco-friendly packaging and manufacturing methods to ensure that our products adhere to sustainability principles.

Certifications and Standards: Orgatre is committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility, as evidenced by our industry certifications and standards. These certifications, which include Cruelty-Free and Vegan, among others, assure our customers that our products meet stringent ethical and environmental standards.

Energy Efficiency:  We at Orgatre prioritize environmental conservation by implementing energy-efficient practices in its manufacturing facilities and operations. By reducing energy consumption and lowering carbon emissions, we actively contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly business model.

What are some of the key ingredients used in ORGATRE’s skincare products, and what benefits do they offer?

Himanshu Sharma: Orgatre’s skincare products include a thoughtful blend of key ingredients, each of which provides distinct benefits to skin health. For example, the inclusion of powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin, address dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and protect against environmental damage.

Green tea extract is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which protect against environmental stressors, reduce inflammation, and soothe skin irritation.

Aloe Vera, known for its soothing and moisturizing properties, plays a key role in soothing irritated skin, reducing redness and inflammation, and accelerating the healing process. The use of Jojoba Oil, a lightweight and non-comedogenic oil, helps to balance oil production, hydrate the skin without clogging pores, and improve the skin’s natural barrier function.

Retinol (Vitamin A), a powerful ingredient, plays an important role in refining skin texture, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and encouraging cellular turnover for a more youthful appearance.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a versatile ingredient that strengthens the skin barrier, regulates oil production, reduces redness and inflammation, and treats dark spots and hyperpigmentation, demonstrating Orgatre’s commitment to comprehensive skincare solutions.

Can you share any recent developments or innovations in ORGATRE’s product line?

Himanshu Sharma: We have a wide range of products available, our recent innovations include :

Orgatre Lush Lips Collection : It is a 5 in 1 Multi Color Liquid Lipstick in Nude and Classic Shade.  It is non sticky, smudge proof and transfer proof. The Lips Combo provides hydration and long lasting matte finish look.

Veta Hair Removal Foam : The product stands out for its exceptional ability to effectively reduce hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, the process of painlessly removing hair is made extremely simple, taking only 5 minutes to achieve smooth and hair-free results. Its convenience and suitability for all skin types make it an appealing choice.

Anti Gray Hair Serum : This product effectively reduces gray hair while minimizing breakage, renewing the color of your hair, and decreasing the occurrence of split ends.

Grip and Style Powder Wax Volumizer  : The non-toxic formula that provides a chic matte look, ensuring a stronger hold for your hairstyle. It definitely elevates the hair game as it adds volume and definition, creating a striking and effortlessly stylish finish.

Hair Growth Serum 2.0 : The product revitalizes thinning hair and patchy beards which increases thickness, texture, and overall vitality for luxurious locks and a confident, thick beard. The serum’s transformative power activates follicles and thickens strands redefining the hair and beard growth potential.

How does ORGATRE ensure the quality and efficacy of its skincare products?

Himanshu Sharma: Orgatre prioritizes research and development (R&D), working with dermatologists, chemists, and skincare experts to identify effective ingredients and create optimal solutions for specific skincare concerns. Our dedication to quality is demonstrated by rigorous testing to ensure the purity, potency, and stability of raw materials before they are incorporated into our skincare formulations.

To ensure the safety and efficacy of skincare products, we conduct clinical trials and studies. We prioritize compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and standards established by authorities such as the FDA, while maintaining strict quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process.

This includes maintaining cleanliness, hygiene, and traceability in our facilities while adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Stability testing is critical for determining the shelf life and performance of our skincare products under a variety of environmental conditions. We provide consumers with transparent information about our product ingredients, formulation processes, and testing procedures in order to build trust and credibility.

Orgatre values customer feedback and actively encourages reviews to assess satisfaction and identify areas for improvement. We use customer insights to refine formulations, address concerns, and continuously improve product performance over time.

Our commitment to transparency, quality, and customer satisfaction demonstrates our dedication to providing effective and reliable skincare solutions.

Could you discuss any challenges ORGATRE has faced in the skincare industry and how you’ve overcome them?

Himanshu Sharma: In the highly competitive skincare market, where numerous brands compete for consumer attention, the company approaches the challenge through strategic differentiation. To provide customers with a distinctive and memorable experience, the brand differentiates itself by offering unique products, emphasizing its values and mission, and providing exceptional customer service.

Adapting to the rapidly changing landscape of consumer preferences in skincare is an ongoing process. The company maintains its agility by staying on track with industry trends, actively listening to customer feedback, and adjusting its product offerings and marketing strategies to ensure its market relevance.

Recognizing the difficulty consumers face in navigating the vast number of skincare products and ingredients, the company addresses this issue by providing valuable educational resources. It enables consumers to make informed skincare decisions through blog posts, videos, and social media content, instilling confidence and trust in the brand.

In response to the growing demand for eco-friendly and sustainable skincare products, the company welcomes the challenge of incorporating sustainable practices into its business operations.

This includes the use of recyclable packaging, waste minimization, and responsible ingredient sourcing, all of which reflect the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility and meet the evolving expectations of conscious consumers.

What is your success tips for young and aspiring entrepreneurs?

Himanshu Sharma: Embark on ventures that truly fuel your passion, as genuine enthusiasm will propel you through the inevitable challenges and setbacks of entrepreneurship. Commit to perpetually improving yourself by actively seeking mentorship, attending workshops, and reading voraciously to broaden your knowledge and skill set.

Create a strong business foundation by identifying and addressing market pain points through innovative solutions. This entails developing a unique value proposition that distinguishes your venture.

Accept adaptability as a key principle for navigating the dynamic business landscape, and be willing to pivot, experiment, and evolve to remain relevant and competitive. Above all, prioritize a customer-centric strategy.

Actively listen to customer feedback, understand their evolving requirements, and always strive to exceed their expectations. This dedication to customer satisfaction will not only foster loyalty but will also drive the long-term success of your business.

In the dynamic world of skincare, Mr. Himanshu Sharma’s pioneering efforts with ORGATRE epitomize the convergence of science and nature, setting a paradigm for sustainable entrepreneurship in the beauty industry.

His unwavering dedication to crafting organic solutions underscores a commitment to both consumer well-being and environmental stewardship.

As we bid farewell to this insightful conversation, it’s evident that Mr. Sharma’s journey as Co-founder and Managing Director of ORGATRE not only inspires but also exemplifies the transformative power of passion, expertise, and a steadfast vision for a healthier, more radiant world.

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