Organic September Day 23: Green People Fruit Scrub & Eye Serum
Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator Organic Credentials
Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator is a 100% certified product by the Non-Food Certification Company (NFCC). It’s made with 88.6% organically grown ingredients. The NFCC is a subsidiary of the Organic Food Federation, one of the oldest established certification bodies in the UK.
Something we like about the NFCC’s certification is that the % of organic ingredients is high, and labelling is clear. Organically certified products must contain more than 95% certified organic materials or which are derived from validated wild sources. Products containing less than 95% organically certified or wild material cannot be described as “organic” but instead may use the statement “made with XX% organic ingredients” or “made with XX% wild harvested ingredients” or both, whichever is applicable.
Green People Fruit Scrub Exfoliator is an oldie but a goodie in my annals of natural beauty reviewing. I’ll be interested to see how the rest of the team enjoy the product. Whenever I see it, I automatically think of the mandarin and bergamot fragrance, before I’ve even opened the product up!
It’s a lovely creamy exfoliator with a shea butter base, but also contains olive oil and jojoba oil to enhance skin hydration. Another wonderful skin ingredient is Squalene, which softens skin and promotes elasticity. The exfoliant in the product is very finely ground apricot kernels.
Skin prone to breakouts may also benefit as there’s witch hazel, which help tone the skin and has astringent properties.
As I loved all the other Green People products that I have used this month, I was very keen on trying this Fruit Scrub Exfoliator as well. The fragrance is a combination of apricot, mandarin and bergamot, which is simply divine because it reminds me of my annual holiday to the south of France.
Another great thing is that you can really feel the scrub working its magic, without being too harsh on your skin. It’s a gentle, but very effective exfoliator. This product is also perfect for my skin type and I will definitely continue to use this product. Witch hazel and salicylic acid are two great skincare ingredients for treating acne and skin prone to breakouts.
When I use a face scrub or exfoliator, I really like to feel the product rubbing against my skin. Not too harsh, but harsh enough for it to feel as if it’s working. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case with the Green People Fruit Exfoliator Scrub. However, I did really like this product due to its lightness on the skin, but this felt more like a cleanser rather than a scrub.
I especially love the fragrance. The combination of Apricot, Mandarin and Bergamot is a citrus dream and feels very awakening to use. The shea butter, Vitamin A and E oil leave the skin feeling nourished and moisturised which is always a plus.
The overall product claims that it’s key benefits are to leave the face cleansed, brightened and refined which I felt like it did. I just wish it had a little more toughness to it!
Green People Firming Eye Serum Organic Credentials
Green People were one of the first companies to have beauty products certified organic by the Soil Association, just after their cosmetic standard launched in 2002. In 2003, Green People also began to work with the Organic Food Federation, with their Non-Food Certification Co. standard. In 2009 they achieved EcoCert standard, and this makes Green People the only cosmetics company to be independently certified by three different certification bodies.
Green People have 140 products, with around 90% certified organic by one or more of the aforementioned certification bodies. Green People Firming Eye Serum is a 100% certified product, and 86% of total ingredients are organic.
This eye gel reminds me of a Body Shop product I used to use back in the day, a cooling eye gel with chamomile extract. I remember my Mum telling me to put it on after I’d been swimming to help calm my sensitive eye area. This has the same effect – instantly cooling and anti-inflammatory, reducing any puffiness from chlorine-cleaned waters. I try to only swim in ozone pools, but obviously this isn’t always possible!
Green People’s Firming Eye Serum is also a great option for hay fever sufferers, to help calm puffy eyes. On the anti-ageing front, there’s marine seaweed extract that helps moisturise and improve skin elasticity, and chamomile to help reduce dark circles.
As I said in yesterday’s review, I’m too young to actually be needing to use an eye cream. But again, this Firming Eye Serum is a great product for when you need a little extra help waking up in the morning. You can use it to reduce puffiness, but I can’t really say anything about the effects on combatting wrinkles and dark circles.
And although I really liked the scent of the Fruit Scrub Exfoliator, the Lemongrass & Ginger Body Lotion and even the Quinoa and Artichoke Shampoo and conditioner, I’m not a big fan of the seaweed, chamomile and parilla in this eye serum.