The sun has actually been shining a fair amount in Lancashire this past week! We’ve had several days when we’ve been out and about in the sunshine, sitting in the garden and generally enjoying the warmth. I really appreciate being able to sit out in our garden this year: although the garden isn’t quite as good as I’d like it to be eventually, it’s brilliant for the children.
What about sunscreen?
One thing I worry about with the sunshine is the need for sun cream. We all know how important it is to protect our children’s skin, and we coat them in Factor 50 so much that they look positively chalky… I’m sure it’s not just me! I’ve been known to obsessively sun cream the children but then get myself burnt, which is definitely not a good look.
I have ridiculously sensitive skin. It goes with the allergy territory, and I’ve suffered with eczema all my life. It’s bearable, and I can manage it, but I am always quite cautious when trying new products. I always buy those marked ‘hypo-allergenic’ as well as ‘fragrance free.’
Who are Green People?
When Green People asked if I’d be interested in reviewing some of their products, I was definitely intruigued. Not only are all their products organic and natural, they never use SLS, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, alcohol or petrochemicals in them. Now, I’m not an expert, but I do know that SLS and alcohol are definitely ingredients to avoid if you suffer from eczema. The whole brand was created by a mum who sought natural products for her daughter who suffered from eczema, so I thought I’d be in safe hands.
What did we think?
I tried the ‘Scent Free Sun Lotion’ which has an SPF of 30, and the Edelweiss Sun Lotion, which has an SPF of 15.
Both promise to be ‘non-irritating’ and ‘non-greasy,’ and I can assure you that this is the case. I put them both on first thing in the morning and quickly forgot about them. My skin is really dry, so I did use moisturiser underneath, but I imagine that many people wouldn’t need that.
They did what they promised: they stopped my skin from burning without irritating it. I did reapply, and, again, both creams were absorbed really well into my skin.
The Edelweiss Sun Lotion is also labelled a ‘Natural Tan Accelerator’ which claims to help you tan 25% faster. I really like this concept: so often, the products for sensitive skin are usually at the very high end of the spectrum, so this provides an alternative. It’s good to have some sunshine absorbed into your skin for the Vitamin D, and also for people who don’t need such high SPF. Let’s face it, we all feel a bit better with a light tan, don’t we?
The thing I really loved about these products was that they feel like luxury products. Yes, they are very natural. But they definitely don’t compromise on texture, scent or performance. The packaging is elegant and the formulations feel like very high quality.
As a bit of a bonus, Green People also sent me their new Quinoa and Calendula Shower Gel. Now, I hate Quinoa. I think it tastes like hay. But this shower gel isn’t for eating! The quinoa actually helps to moisturise the skin, and I can confirm that it does a brilliant job. I was a bit wary of this one, as it’s the ‘Vitality’ formula, and contains Sweet Orange and Ginger essential oils. In the past, I’ve found ginger to be slightly irritating. But this is a really lovely shower gel, and definitely helped to lift my mood.
Prices and Information
In terms of prices, the Sun Lotions are £21.00 each and the Shower Gel is £14.95 for 200ml. It’s definitely worth checking out the Green People website, as they have special offers on regularly and also offer a variety of sizes. I’ve also read great things about their facial skin care, so I’ll be stocking up on that next!