ABOUT THE COMPANY
Green People was founded in 1997 after years of product research and development.
The product performance and ethical practice was never sacrificed for profit as a close working relationship was built with product manufacturers in Europe to create the initial product range – which still exists to this day.
Charlotte Vøhtz’s the creator was driven to create all their vast products because of the lack of gentle, natural products on the market spurred her on to create her own organic creams and salves, carefully tailored to her daughter’s allergy prone skin.
She searched the high street for natural products that would be gentle on her child’s sensitive skin but found that many so called natural skin care brands used almost entirely synthetic ingredients! Which is crazy as apparently you only need to have less than 1% natural or organic ingredients in the formulation to call it ‘natural’ which is false advertising at its finest.
There is now a vast range of over 150 natural and organic beauty products for all the family. We only use ingredients that are pure, safe and kind to your skin from make up to toothpaste to scent free – click here for more!
To never use aggressive ingredients or synthetic chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, alcohol (ethanol) or synthetic fragrances or colourants and to never test on animals, Green People was born.
They also work with Charity as it was founded on a strong set of beliefs and values to give something back and to help others. They do this by using fairly traded ingredients with the support this provides to the individuals and companies they work with, such as , Marine Conservation Society, Penny Brohn, The Lullaby Trust and Chestnut Tree House.
INGREDIENTS NOT USED
Naturally no – SLS, SLES, methylisothiazolinone (MI), methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), parabens, lanolin, phthalates, propylene glycol, alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol), harsh foaming agents, irritating emulsifiers, synthetic fragrance, PABA-sunscreen, gluten, colourants, petrochemicals, urea, DEA, TEA or PEGs.
WHAT AM I REVIEWING TODAY
Received these awesome products from Emmas Diary as part of the Parent Power Panel!
The products are Organic Babies Soothing Baby Salve and Wash & Shampoo by Green People.
WASH & SHAMPOO
Natural bubble bath, wash and shampoo! 83% certified organic ingredients!
This product is great because it’s gentle and non irritating for daily use on those pure little baby heads (or even older children!) and with the gentle cleansing properties it’s designed to retain natural skin and scalp oils. I recommend this because it’s easy to use, smells fantastic and also helps with those little dry patches and rashes that my infant and 4 year old gets a lot.
- Great value – a little goes a long way, lasting considerably longer than off-the-shelf products
- Protects young, delicate skin from dryness and irritation
- Natural skin-friendly bubble bath, body wash and shampoo
- Suitable for sensitive skin prone to eczema, psoriasis & dermatitis
Ingredients inside this product:
AQUA (SPRING WATER), SODIUM COCO-SULFATE (FROM COCONUT), COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT), DECYL GLUCOSIDE (DERIVED FROM CORN), CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT*, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE POWDER*, YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (YUCCA) STEM EXTRACT, AROMA [LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN) PEEL OIL*], GLUCONOLACTONE, SODIUM BENZOATE, CITRIC ACID, LIMONENE*, LINALOOL*. *83.9% ORGANIC ^FAIRLY TRADED
The ingredients I’ve looked into and they are great and really thought about, an example, some more details on something I hadn’t even heard of is Gluconolactone which is suitable for young people!
MORE ON GLUCONOLACTOE
It’s is a natural substance that can often be found in creams and serums.
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) offers all the benefits of AHAs but it is gentle to the skin and is suitable for sensitive skin.
This ingredient is an acid but gentler on the skin than acids you might have heard of, for example lactic or glycolic acid. Those with sensitive or very mature skin might prefer gluconolocatone as it is milder and kinder.
In skin care products, gluconolactone can serve either as an active ingredient (an ingredient that is included in a formula to provide benefits for the skin) or as an additive (an ingredient that is included to help improve the overall quality of the product). As an active ingredient, gluconolactone is often added to formulas because of its skin-conditioning properties.
Award-winning by ‘Made for Mums 2017 GOLD award’ natural rescue salve to nurture and protect delicate skin. 92% certified organic ingredients
This product is so lovely and I 100% definitely recommend the lavender version as it smells divine! Melts easily onto the skin to soften, protect and the ingredients together are designed to calm any dry, rashy flare ups caused by nappy rash, eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap. So, it’s suitable for things like sensitive skin and dermatitis.
- Emergency sore skin rescue for baby’s face, body and bottom
- Water-resistant to protect against dampness when your baby has nappy rash
- Helps loosen and lift away cradle cap
- A certified organic, non-aqueous cream for delicate skin
Ingredients inside this product:
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL*, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL*^, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)*, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL*, CETEARYL OLIVATE (FROM OLIVE OIL), SORBITAN OLIVATE (FROM OLIVE OIL), CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT*, AROMA [LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) HERB OIL*^, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) HERB OIL*], LINALOOL*, LIMONENE*. *92.0% ORGANIC ^FAIRLY TRADED
The reason that limonene, linalool and geraniol appear on the ingredients list of many of the products in their range is because they are naturally present in the essential oils used to scent the products.
Under changes to cosmetics labelling regulations first introduced in 2004, manufacturers must now include in the ingredients list any of 26 potential allergens if they are present in the finished product at levels in excess of 0.001% for rinse-off products and 0.01% for leave-on products. This change was intended to force manufacturers using these ingredients as isolated chemicals from hiding them under the blanket term of ‘Parfum’ or ‘Fragrance’. In their isolated form they can cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. The same compounds occurring naturally in essential oils do not have the same allergenic activity but the legislation does not take this into account and therefore if they are present in the essential oils then they have to be declared on the label.
At Green People they do not use any isolated fragrance ingredients in any of their products and in every case where a product is scented they only use pure essential oils or plant extracts.
If you want to avoid all fragrance including natural essential oils then they recommend the Scent Free range.
IS IT WORTH BUYING?
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being able to trial this product as I wasn’t aware it existed plus as mentioned it does smell fantastic! There are a lot of benefits to products such as these with all the natural ingredients it’s so much healthier for the skin!
There is free delivery on their website and free returns 28 day guarantee.
I love how the products are:
- Cruelty free.
- Certified Organic Ingredients
- Fairly traded
- No harsh chemicals
- Good shopping Guide Ethical Beauty
- Vegetarian Society approved
- Non food certification
- Natural Cosmetic
The only thing I would change is the palm oil ingredient in the baby salve which is a common practice in so so so many products from beauty to cleaning but because of the recent research on palm oil and its uses, however, in saying this there could be a negligible amount they have to legally state.
Palm oil production is said to have been responsible for about 8% of the world’s deforestation between 1990 and 2008. This is because forests are burned to clear areas where people can grow oil palms – even if it’s illegal – click here for more of why it’s so controversial. Should also add Palm oil is used for preventing vitamin A deficiency, cancer, brain disease and aging so isn’t bad to use!
Non of that does affect the product at all I was just stating as to why it could be an issue because everything is great – seems like a genuine company.
The product works as gentle on skin, smells incredible and has natural ingredients that are healing and soothing.