February Fixers: Dry Skin Saviours from Green People
The cold winter, combined with the contrast of central heating can play havoc with your skin. Do you find your skin gets tight and itchy? I do, especially on my back and arms. When organic beauty company Green People offered to send me some dry skin saviours to see if they could fix it, I didn’t hesitate.
Introducing Green People’s Dry Skin Saviours
Green People sent me their Sugar Scrub and Body Butter, which come in 160g and 135ml tubs respectively. They both smell gorgeous, and don’t contain any of these nasty chemical ingredients: 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.
Green People’s Green Credentials
Green People are a multi-award-winning, family-run British company, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. They were one of the first green beauty brands I discovered, and are the UK’s most loved natural and organic skincare brand. Green People products are cruelty-free, certified organic, ethical and suitable for sensitive skin. They also donate 10% of their net profits to charity. Impressive stuff, right?
Green People Organic Body Scrub
Green People Body Scrub is step one in your dry skin saviours regime. It’s a luxurious blend of organic sugar and skin-softening oils. It’s made up of 95% organic ingredients, and doesn’t contain plastic microbeads. Key ingredients include shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba seed oil, and rosehip oil. This means that after the sugar has done its job and dissolved, the oils leave a richly moisturising film on your skin.
The instructions say to massage it over damp skin, but I found it works best if I scoop some out, add a small amount of water and then massage it into dry skin. It stops the sugar from dissolving so quickly, so I think you get a more thorough scrub.
It leaves skin smooth and soft, and it’s a lovely treat as you do have to take your time over it. You can Green People Body Butter from their site for £21. It’s worth noting that although your skin gets left with a nice moisturising film, your shower won’t! Some other body scrubs I have used in the past are literally swimming in oil which I think is a bit dangerous. Not this one though, it’s quiet a dry consistency so it’s easier to control and less messy.
Green People Body Butter
Step two of your dry skin saviours regime is Green People Body Butter. This organic multi-purpose balm is deeply nourishing, so dry skin just drinks it up. This body butter is a very dense, hard balm, which melts easily into your skin as your body heat warms it up. It’s very rich, I would describe it as a balm rather than a butter.
This body butter is made of 99.9% certified organic ingredients, include palm oil, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil and bees wax and jojoba. As you can tell from the oil-rich formula, it is extremely moisturising and does take a while to sink into the skin. It’s super-nourishing but does leave a slightly oily sheen, so I would recommend using it before bed, rather than in the morning. Green People recommend allowing it to sink in before getting dressed and I found about ten minutes works well.
You can buy Green People Body Butter from their site for £21.
Does The Dry Skin Saviours Regime Work?
My skin is so much happier since using the Green People Sugar Scrub and Body Butter. As they are so nourishing, I only have to use them once a week. They make the perfect relaxing ritual before bed, and then the nourishing oils sink in as your skin regenerates over night. Both products are a delight to use, and the spa-like fragrance is really relaxing. Try using them on your hands and feet and wearing cotton socks and gloves overnight, as you’ll wake to baby soft skin!
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