6th November 2012
28% prefer fragrance-free products
Research organisation Mintel has recently found that 28 per cent of people prefer fragrance-free products.
Read full news story about why fragrance-free products are so popular.
29th October 2012
Early menopause linked with cosmetics chemical phthalates
As featured in The Times, scientists in the US have found that women with the highest level of the phthalates in their bodies are more likely to go through an early menopause.
Read full news story about phthalates and early menopause.
19th October 2012
Outstanding Scores for Green People for Ethical Approach to Skin Care
Ethical Consumer, an organisation devoted to looking in depth at the ethics of companies, has once again rated natural skin care brand Green People very favourably in its ‘cosmetics and toiletries’ magazine edition
Read full news story about Green People's ethical skin care.
1st October 2012
Common household chemical linked with reproductive problems
Researchers in the US have suggested that the chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA), commonly found in food and cosmetics packaging, may cause reproductive problems including an increased risk of miscarriage.
Read full news story about BPA and reproductive problems.
27th September 2012
How toxic is your home?
The Daily Mirror has reported that there are many items within the home that are a potential source of toxins. With estimates from the US Environmental Protection Agency suggesting that the average person spends around 90% of their time indoors, this means that we are exposed to these toxins for much of our lives.
Read full news story about toxic homes.
18th September 2012
Ever-present fragrances cause allergy misery for millions
Up to a third of people may be suffering ill effects from the fragrances which are ever-present in our lives.
Read full news story about fragrance allergies from everyday products.
13th September 2012
Organic Babies: Working with Bliss to help premature and sick babies
Green People is delighted to be working with Bliss, a UK charity that works to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.
Read full news story about Organic Babies & Bliss.
3rd September 2012
Supporting Breast Cancer Care
Green People is proud to support Breast Cancer Care in September and October 2012 through sales of its Three Step Skin Essentials Kit.
Read full news story about our support of Breast Cancer Care.
28th August 2012
Evidence stacks up on link between phthalates and diabetes
New research has shown that women with the highest levels of phthalates also had the highest chance of having diabetes.
Read full news story about phthalates and diabetes.
21st August 2012
Bisphenol-A linked with higher heart disease risk
A new study has found that a high level of Bisphenol-A, a chemical often found in packaging for cosmetics, appears to correlate with a greater risk of heart disease.
Read full news story about Bisphenol-A and heart disease.
17th August 2012
EWG statement about Johnson & Johnson prompts discussion concerning chemicals in products
The fact that Johnson & Johnson have for such a long time been using questionable ingredients has been a point of great concern for consumers, natural beauty companies like Green People and campaigning organisations such as the EWG.
Read full news story about EWG and chemicals in Johnson & Johnson products.
14th August 2012
Triclosan may reduce heart function, study reveals
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed that the chemical Triclosan, found in many cosmetics and toiletries, may cause problems with muscles including the heart.
Read full news story about triclosan and reduced heart function.
9th August 2012
Strawberries offer natural sun protection
Scientists have found that classic summer fruit strawberries have been revealed to offer natural sun protection as well as other skin benefits.
Read full news story about strawberries and natural sun protection.
31st July 2012
10 years of Ethical Accreditation for Green People!
Green People is delighted to announce that it has once again been awarded Ethical Accreditation by The Ethical Company Organisation for the 10th year running – with a beauty industry high score of 92/100.
Read full news story about Green People's Ethical Accreditation.
23rd July 2012
Warnings over fake tan chemicals
With the self tan season in full swing, consumers have been warned of the fake tan chemicals that could be posing a threat to their health.
Read full news story about fake tan chemicals.
20th July 2012
Chemicals in the workplace linked with baby heart defects
Researchers in the US have found that women who are exposed to chemicals in the workplace whilst pregnant are more likely to have babies with heart defects.
Read full news story about workplaces and baby heart defects.
17th July 2012
Researchers call for investigation into sunscreen UV filters
Researchers have recommended that more work needs to be done into possible endocrine disrupting effects of some UV filters.
Read full news story about investigation call into sunscreen UV filters.
25th June 2012
Triclosan and parabens in children’s products may increase allergy risk
Research from the US has revealed a possible link between certain chemicals in children’s products and an increased allergy risk.
Read full news story about triclosan and parabens increasing allergy risk.
13th June 2012
Chemicals in cosmetic packaging and environment may reduce male fertility
A new study has suggested that phthalates in cosmetic packaging and chemicals in other environmental sources may be reducing male fertility.
Read full news story about chemicals affecting male fertility.
6th June 2012
More than 1 in 10 people suffer deodorant irritation
Research has revealed that antiperspirant or deodorant irritation affects 15% of the US population.
Read full news story about deodorant irritation.
21st May 2012
Allergies could be cut by friendly bacteria supplement
A study conducted by Swansea University has shown that babies who take a friendly
bacteria supplement are less likely to develop allergies when they grow up.
Read full news story about allergies could be cut by friendly bacteria supplement.
18th May 2012
Consumers demanding paraben-free products
An increase in demand for paraben-free products has sent many manufacturers searching for alternative preservative systems, according to Organic Monitor.
Read full news story about consumers demanding paraben-free products.
15th May 2012
European Environment Agency warns against toxic cocktail of chemicals in cosmetics
The European Environment Agency has issued a warning about chemicals in cosmetics and other household items which may be a factor in the development of health issues such as cancer and infertility.
Read full news story about the European Environment Agency's cosmetics warning.
9th May 2012
4 in 10 interact with their beauty brands online
Research from Mintel has shown that 40% of us having interacted with our favourite beauty brands through social media.
Read full news story about joining Green People socially online.
4th May 2012
22% of women do not use sunscreen
A survey from Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that just over a fifth of women would be happy to go on holiday to a hot country without taking sunscreen with them.
Read full news story about women's attitudes to sunscreen.
17th April 2012
Pregnancy Pesticide Exposure May Impact Baby’s Birth Weight
A study has found that greater exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may lead to a lower birth weight and a shorter pregnancy than average.
Read full news story about pesticide exposure in pregnancy.
16th April 2012
Study prompts consumers to seek phthalate-free beauty products
Phthalates, a class of chemical found in a wide range of beauty products including fake tan and make-up, have been linked with obesity and diabetes in a new study.
Read full news story about phthalates in beauty products.
4th April 2012
Bee deaths blamed on combination of pesticide and disease
New research into the cause of mass deaths amongst the world’s bee population has revealed that the combined factors of pesticides and disease could be at fault.
Read full news story about pesticides and disease in bee research.
30th March 2012
Natural treatment for acne outperforms benzoyl peroxide
The power of nature to tackle spots and acne has been revealed in research from Leeds Metropolitan University.
Read full news story about effective natural treatments for acne.
23rd March 2012
Healthy living revealed as top source of beauty
Women believe that beauty is most strongly linked with a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, research from the ‘Truth About Beauty’ study reveals.
Read full news story about attitudes to beauty.
5th March 2012
Consumers warned about counterfeit cosmetics
As highlighted on the BBC, consumers are being warned about the dangers of counterfeit cosmetics after fake mascara was found to contain 20 times more lead than that which is considered safe.
Read full news story about the dangers of counterfeit cosmetics.
16th February 2012
Cosmetic allergens identified in Spanish study
Researchers have identified the three ingredients in cosmetics that most often cause allergic contact dermatitis reactions.
Read full news story about the top 3 most common cosmetic allergens.
16th February 2012
Phthalates in 'almost all' beauty products
In a story connected to our recent news about the link between phthalates and weight gain in children, results from another study found the presence of a phthalate in almost all of the beauty products it tested.
Read full news story about phthalates in beauty products.
14th February 2012
Higher phthalate levels measured in overweight children
A possible connection has been found between a certain type of phthalate and excess weight in children, according to research from the US.
Read full news story about the link between phthalates and weight gain in childhood.
9th February 2012
Love Green People? Vote for us in Observer Ethical Awards
We’d really appreciate it if you could share your support by voting for us in the ‘Retailer of the Year’ category of the 2012 Observer Ethical Awards.
Read full news story about voting in Observer Ethical Awards.
31st January 2012
Which toxic chemicals are you wearing today?
Many clothes could be drenched in toxic chemicals like formaldehyde at much higher levels than is safe, it has been revealed.
Read full news story about toxic chemicals in clothing.
13th January 2012
Parabens found in breast cancer tissue samples
New research into parabens has revealed their presence in 99% of breast cancer tissues sampled.
Read full news story about parabens and breast cancer.
12th January 2012
Organic Babies Rescue Balm named in '5 of the best eczema soothers' list
Green People's new organic baby balm, the Mum & Baby Rescue Balm, has been named as one of '5 of the Best Eczema Soothers' in The Mail on Sunday.
Read full news story about our 'best eczema soothers' mention.
10th January 2012
Visit Green People at the Vitality Show 2012
Green People loves attending the Vitality Show each year and the Vitality Show 2012 will be no different!
Read full news story about the Vitality Show 2012.
9th January 2012
Skin irritation puts off young men from shaving
Research by Mintel has shown that young men are most likely to suffer from skin irritation from shaving, with 50% reporting razor-related skin problems.
Read full news story about men's attitudes to shaving.
6th January 2012
Parabens in cosmetics could soon be banned in Europe
The use of some parabens in cosmetics could be banned under new proposals from the European Commission.
Read full news story about a possible ban on parabens in cosmetics.
7th December 2011
Green People donates £9,000 to Zambian educational project
Green People has donated £9,000 to an Oxfam project dedicated to educating orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia.
Read full news story about the Oxfam project in Zambia.
29th November 2011
Could your career be giving you acne?
Acne is largely associated with teenage skin but thousands of women in the UK start suffering years later as possible result of added stress in their twenties and thirties.
Read full news story about stress and acne in women.
28th November 2011
Green People receives loyalty award from Penny Brohn
Green People has been presented with a Loyal Service Award from cancer charity Penny Brohn.
Read full news story about Penny Brohn and Green People.
1st November 2011
Winter heralds new high for allergies in the home
According to Allergy UK, more people than ever are suffering from allergies to their homes, from dust mites to chemical cleaning products.
Read full news story about allergies in the home.
30th October 2011
Did you know that the UK is experiencing a Baby Boom?
Last year there was one born every forty seconds, the highest number for 20 years.
Read full news story about the UK baby boom.
15th October 2011
How to make the most of the Autumn Winter 2011 beauty trends
If you buy Green People products but wouldn’t think we were on trend, think again.
Read full news story about Autumn Winter 2011 trends.
5th October 2011
Beauty by the box is trending for AW11
For a limited period, ladies can sample a high performance Green People moisturiser in the revitalised fashionable format of doorstep delivery.
Read full news story about Beauty by the box.
15th September 2011
Organic lifestyle and Green People skin care for the whole family
This month is no longer just Organic Fortnight, the whole four weeks are rebranded into Organic September.
Read full news story about Organic September.
5th September 2011
More to pout about - gloss free organic lip salve
Wintery weather has a negative effect on the condition of your skin and face. Indoor heating, gusty winds and low temperatures all wreak havoc on lips, but discomfort and soreness are not inevitable.
Read full news story about organic lip salve.
25th August 2011
Green People receives high naturalness score
Green People is a rarity among natural and organic brands by living up to their marketing claims, says a Report from Organic Monitor.
Read full news story about Green People's truly natural and organic ingredients.
4th July 2011
Growth spurt for organic babies
This week The Soil Association have championed an organic diet for babies, saying if you want the best for your
baby, ditch the nasty chemicals and go eco-friendly...
Read full news story about Growth spurt for organic babies.
1st July 2011
Penny Brohn are Shortlisted for Local Community Scheme
Penny Brohn Cancer Care are shortlisted as one of five local community schemes to have a share of £10,000...
Read full news story about Penny Brohn shortlisted.
14th June 2011
Green Parent Natural Beauty Award Success
A team of eco experts at Green Parent magazine have been working hard over the last few weeks, testing a range of fantastic natural & organic skincare products.
They've now gathered all the results together, and we are delighted to say that 6 of our Green People products have made the grade, again!...
Read full news story about Green Parent Awards.
7th June 2011
New Sun Cream Research – Green People’s Comment
A recent article by Dr Ike Iheanacho, the editor of the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, was reported in the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, advises people that they should use sun lotions offering a minimum SPF30. It claims that . ...
Read full news story about New Sun Cream Research.
24th May 2011
The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Accreditation - Renewed For Another Year!
The Good Shopping Guide has become the world's best selling ethical shopping reference
book, and Green People are delighted to be featured in this directory with our natural
and organic skincare. ...
Read full news story about The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Accreditation.
13th May 2011
Charity Donations - Penny Brohn Cancer Care
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is a Patron of Penny Brohn Cancer Care. On Tuesday 10 May 2011, Prince Charles hosted ...
Read full news story about Charity Donations - Penny Brohn Cancer.
5th May 2011
Visit Green People at The Allergy Show this week!
Skin allergies are often triggered by the use of harsh chemicals on the skin, and given that as many as 6 million people, or 1 in 5 children...
Read full news story about Visit Green People at The Allergy Show.
21st April 2011
Green People nominated 'Best Vegan Bodycare supplier' by VegfestUK
Green People have been nominated for another award - Best Vegan Bodycare Supplier! The awards were launched by VegfestUK in Brighton on 19th March with over 3000 people visiting the event...
Read full news story about Green People nominated 'Best Vegan Bodycare supplier' by VegfestUK.
13th April 2011
Best in Test - Green People Children's Sun Lotion SPF25 No Scent
On behalf of Parents & Children *Green Living checked the contents of 12 sunscreens
for children on the Norwegian market.The products were ranked and evaluated based
on potential health ...
Read full news story about Best in Test - Green People Children's Sun Lotion SPF25 No Scent.
6th April 2011
Get sun aware; UK melanomas are on the rise
Recent findings at Cancer Research UK reveal that two Brits under 35 are diagnosed with malignant melanoma (a deadly form of skin cancer), every single day. The rise among 15- and 34-year-olds is continuing, and young women are more than twice as likely ...
Read full news story about Get sun aware; UK melanomas are on the rise.
5th January 2011
Parabens banned in Denmark
Denmark has become the first EU country to ban parabens in its skin care products for under 3s. Parabens are found in many of the baby products found in high street shops and therehas been growing concern over the possibility ...
Read full news story about Parabens banned in Denmark.
14th December 2010
How often should you wash your baby?
A nightly bath is part of bedtime routine for 60% of babies. Most parents feel that it is a relaxing and beneficial time to spend with their little ones. But is washing your baby this often good for their skin?
Read full news story about washing babies and eczema.
7th December 2010
Study suggests Triclosan may cause brain damage in babies
A new study has revealed that a chemical used in many skin care products may have the potential to cause brain damage in unborn babies.
Read full news story about Triclosan.
26th November 2010
Shop ethically with Green People
Described as “the ethical stamp of approval”, the Ethical Consumer Best Buy symbol can only be found on products that have been thoroughly vetted and approved by this independent organisation. It is designed to help consumers shop ethically in their everyday purchases.
Read full news story about ethical shopping.
19th November 2010
Benefits of propolis recognised by researchers
Green People has long used organic bees’ propolis in its Fennel Toothpaste as we recognise its powerful anti-microbial properties. Now propolis could be used in many more oral care products.
Read full news story about propolis.
11th November 2010
Children’s skin care products blamed for rise in skin allergies
Skin care products and cosmetics are causing a dramatic increase in skin allergies in children, the European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) has claimed.
Read full news story about children's skin care products causing allergies.
5th November 2010
Green People attends wind-powered car launch by Ecotricity
Last night a revolutionary wind-powered car was launched by one of Green People’s sustainability partners, Ecotricity, at a sparkling launch in London.
Read full news story about wind-powered car launch.
3rd November 2010
Research identifies 12 'worst offenders' in skin care
Canadian researchers from The David Suzuki Foundation have named twelve ingredients to avoid in skin care products and cosmetics.
Read full news story about the twelve skin care 'worst offenders'.
29th October 2010
Green People founder in natural beauty top 3
Charlotte Vøhtz, founder of Green People, is celebrating her position in the top 3 of ‘Who’s Who in the natural beauty industry’.
Read full news story about the Who's Who in natural beauty.
15th October 2010
Facial serums attract attention this autumn
Facial serums appear to be the beauty product of the autumn, with demand soaring for skin care that can deliver something a little bit extra.
Read full news story about facial serums.
7th October 2010
57% concerned about ingredients in cosmetics
A poll of people around the world found that the majority (57%) are either somewhat or extremely concerned about the ingredients used in their cosmetics, and many feel that natural products are a safer choice.
Read full news story about concern over ingredients.
24th September 2010
Green People donates over £8,000 to Penny Brohn Cancer Care
Green People is delighted to announce that it recently presented a cheque for £8,339.10 to Penny Brohn Cancer Care through the sales of certain organic skin care products.
Read full news story about our donation.
15th September 2010
Triclosan levels in humans up 50% since 2004
Research from the US has found levels of Triclosan, a chemical commonly found in liquid soaps and hand sanitizers, have increased by 50% in humans in the past five years.
Read full news story about Triclosan levels in humans.
9th September 2010
Make-overs and 20% off at Organic Food Festival 2010
As part of Organic Fortnight, Green People will be attending the Organic Food Festival in Bristol on September 11th and 12th 2010.
Read full news story about the Organic Food Festival 2010.
27th August 2010
Do you take supplements and want the freedom to continue?
Green People has recently received a letter from the Consumers for Health Choice (CHC) that may be of interest to those who take dietary supplements.
Read full news story about the CHC supplement appeal.
20th August 2010
Consumers urged to buy direct from cosmetics brands
Northern Ireland Trading Standards is advising consumers to purchase cosmetics direct from the manufacturer and from reputable stores after counterfeit make up was discovered in a shopping complex. Please note that this does not concern Green People products.
Read full news story about counterfeit cosmetics.
5th August 2010
Study investigates phthalates link with testicular cancer
Researchers are investigating the possibility that exposure to phthalates by pregnant women may lead to testicular cancer in male offspring.
Read full news story about phthalates.
30th July 2010
Green People wins 2 Ethical Living Awards
Green People has won two 2010 Ethical Living Magazine Awards, furthering its collection of award-winning organic skin care products.
Read full news story about the Ethical Living Awards.
20th July 2010
Household cleaning products linked with breast cancer risk
US research has shown that there may be a link between the frequent use of household cleaners and air fresheners and a greater chance of developing breast cancer.
Read full news story about household cleaning products.
16th July 2010
31% of teenagers never use sun cream
Research by a cancer charity has found that around a third of teenagers never use sun cream in the UK, despite the risks posed by UV rays.
Read full news story about teenagers and the sun.
2nd July 2010
Ethical values drive 30% of shoppers
A new survey has revealed that 30% of shoppers would be tempted to try a new product if it was ethically sourced.
Read full news story about ethical shopping.
17th June 2010
2 in 3 wish to avoid GM ingredients
A new study has come out showing that 2 in 3 families wish to avoid genetically modified (GM) ingredients in their food.
Read full news story about GM ingredients.
8th June 2010
More men dying from preventable skin cancer
Men are being urged to look after their skin by Cancer Research UK after they found that twice as many men are dying from malignant melanoma now than in the 1970s.
Read full news story about men and malignant melanoma.
2nd June 2010
Survey shows huge support for natural skin care
Research from natural beauty expert Janey Lee Grace found that women care more about natural ingredients than using a famous skin care brand.
Read full news story about this natural skin care survey.
18th May 2010
Pesticide link with ADHD in children
A recent study of children has revealed a possible link between pesticide residues and the condition ADHD.
Read full news story about organophosphate pesticides and ADHD.
10th May 2010
Apply more sunscreen instead of higher SPF, say experts
Consumers are being advised to apply sunscreen generously this summer rather than choose an ultra-high SPF lotion.
Read full news story about getting the most out of your sunscreen.
7th May 2010
Parents reminded about sun care for children's eyes
As summer approaches, parents are being encouraged to protect their children from UV rays by ensuring their little ones use sunglasses as well as sun lotion.
Read full news story about sun care for children.
30th April 2010
Women buying male grooming products
Women are responsible for around half of all male grooming products sold, say
retail researchers. Sales of men’s skin care products have shot up in recent
years, with items such as moisturiser, eye cream and face scrubs becoming
Read full news story about
why women are buying male grooming products.
21st April 2010
Women's skin care shopping habits revealed
A new skin care survey has revealed that the majority of women buy beauty products that never get used, whilst others go years without updating their skin care regime.
Read full news story about women's skin care shopping habits.
15th April 2010
Concerns over hand wash ingredient Triclosan
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that there are “valid concerns” about the safety of Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical used in hand washes, toothpaste, deodorant, kitchen cleaners and many other goods.
Read full news story about health concerns over Triclosan.
9th April 2010
Multi-purpose skin care
Beauty products used to only perform one job at a time. However, the last couple of years has seen an explosion in the number of multi-tasking skin care products available.
Read full news story about multi-purpose skin care.
1st April 2010
Green People donates to Penny Brohn
Green People is delighted to announce that it has donated another £4,062 to Penny Brohn Cancer Care.
Read full news story about our recent donation to Penny Brohn .
21st March 2010
Is your make-up fresh and safe?
According to new research, 89% of women aren’t aware of how long they can keep their cosmetics after opening.
Read full news story about keeping your make-up fresh and safe .
16th March 2010
Green People wins Natural Health Beauty Awards
Green People’s organic skin care products have received a host of beauty awards from Natural Health magazine.
Read full news story about Green People's award success at the Natural Health Beauty Awards .
14th March 10
Green People put forward for 'Best Organic Product' award
Green People has been nominated as a contender for the 'Best Organic Product' category of the 2010 Style Beauty Awards.
Hosted by The Times, the Style Beauty Awards consider votes for a huge range of categories, from 'Best Mascara' to 'Best Anti ageing Product', as well as two categories for organic brands.
Green People has been put forward for one of these, and we'd love to have your vote. You can also nominate us in any other category by selecting the 'other' option.
Vote for us at the 2010 Style Beauty Awards now.
19th February 10
Kabuki brush joins Green People's organic makeup range
We are delighted to announce the introduction of a super-soft Kabuki brush to our organic makeup range.
It is ideal for applying our pressed mineral powders, which come in three shades - Honey, Caramel and Maple - to give beautiful, even coverage.
The Kabuki brush is 100% animal free and has also been made without toxic glues and formaldehyde.
A common problem with makeup brushes is that they shed their hairs quickly but ours is made to stand the test of time.
See the new Green People Kabuki brush now.
12th February 10
Come and see us at The Baby Show
Green People organic baby brand, Organic Babies, will be present at The Baby Show
next weekend. Please do come and visit!
Taking place at London's ExCel arena between 19th and 21st February 2010, it will
feature all the big names in the baby world.
Organic Babies will be there alongside the organic baby product specialists Mum's
Look out for our shared stand as we'll be offering a super 20% discount on all of
our organic baby range. We'll also be on hand to offer product advice to aid you
in your choice of skin care for your baby.
See our range of organic baby products
29th January 10
Makeup bacteria advice for women
Women are being advised to clear out old makeup, after it emerged that one in four
are still using cosmetics over 4 years old.
Makeup can gather bacteria colonies over time, especially if the applicator comes
into contact with the skin and is then placed back with the product.
A skin care expert commented: “In most cases, once a product is past its use-by
date you’ll end up with something that looks and smells ‘off’, is unpleasant to
use and no longer effective.
“The worst scenario is that you could develop a nasty rash or infection if the product
has been contaminated with bacteria,” he warned.
Further research found that some of the most commonly found bacteria in makeup are
those which can cause eye infections like conjunctivitis and staphylococcus.
Beauty experts also recommend clearing out old makeup and skin care products every
6 months to ensure that your cosmetics collection stays fresh.
Green People’s new
organic makeup range can be kept for three years unopened, as long as it
is confined to a cool, dark cupboard. After opening, the organic mascara and natural
lipsticks should be used within 6 months, whilst the eyeshadow palette, mineral
foundations and concealer have 12 months.
Here are some tips to help to keep your makeup safe and bacteria free:
- Wash your foundation sponge or brush after each use to stop bacteria growing.
- Cleanse and condition your makeup brush once a week
- Avoid ‘pumping’ your mascara, which pushes air into the tube
- Don’t leave the lid off your lipstick – or any of your makeup for that matter!
18th January 10
Call for chemical mixes to be considered
The Council of the EU is calling for the European Commission to look at the legislation
on the toxicity of chemical mixes.
Some mixes of chemicals produce a synergistic effect; that is, when mixed, they
combine to produce greater toxicity than they would when each constituent chemical
is examined in isolation.
However, the current legislation does not take account of this and only looks at
the risk of individual chemicals.
A spokesperson for the University of London School of Pharmacy said: “The usual
chemical-by-chemical assessment runs the danger of underestimating risk.
“Individually, the chemicals don’t provoke measurable effects at very low levels,
but when you combine them you can get a significant mixture effect.”
He went on to give the example of a particular fungicide that is known to have some
endocrine-disrupting effects but appears to be within safety limits. However, as
the testing does not take into account similar effects from other pesticides, the
effects may be underestimated.
He hopes that there may be a quicker way of determining how chemicals interact than
testing all of the millions of possible combinations. He is conducting a study to
try to predict the outcomes of various combinations using modelling approaches.
This topic is one which has concerned Green People for many years and we welcome
the fact that it has been raised at European levels.
We only use ingredients which we are satisfied are safe and non-toxic.
See our natural skin care range now.
8th January 10
Male grooming more popular
Male grooming is becoming more and more fashionable, research from 2009 has suggested.
Men now make up one in five of those having aesthetic surgery, with male celebrities
paving the way by undergoing such procedures.
However, online shopping statistics also show that many men are choosing creams
and lotions over surgery. Sales have increased for natural grooming products such
as men’s moisturisers, anti-ageing skin creams and face scrubs.
Beauty products, other than the essentials, used to be fairly restricted to female
consumers but the past decade has seen a sharp rise in the number of men looking
after their appearance.
Green People’s organic men’s skin care range, Organic
Homme, was launched several years ago now and has proved to be very popular with
our male customers.
30th December 09
Ethical shopping on the increase
More and more people are making ethical choices in the shops, according to new research
from the Co-op Bank.
The research, which spans the first decade of the 2000s, reveals that the number
of consumers choosing ethically sourced goods and services has almost tripled in
According to the report, the average family is now spending £735 a year on ethical
products, compared to £241 in 1999. People are putting more towards ethical cosmetics,
clothing, food and drink, while the biggest area of ethical spending is on banking
Another area of growth over the 2000-2009 period was in ‘green’ products for the
home. With concern heightening over climate change, more people are investing in
the little things – like rechargeable batteries – and the big things – like energy
efficient boilers – which can contribute to reducing their carbon output.
The authors of the report believe that the ethical sector will continue to grow
as we enter the new decade but warned that we will need to do more in the coming
years if drastic climate change is going to be avoided.
Green People’s organic skin care is
ideal for those looking to make ethical purchases. We are recommended by the Good
Shopping Guide and are listed as a 'Best
Buy' company by Ethical Consumer.
Many of our products are certified organic by either The Soil Association or the
Organic Food Federation. Certification requires that the environment is not damaged
and also that growers and producers get a fair price for their goods.
We also use some fairly traded ingredients in our skin care products, including
rose oil, bergamot oil and lavender oil.
23th December 09
Natural and organic products hold popularity despite recession
Research from Mintel suggests that many people have not wavered from buying natural
and organic food and drink products despite the economic situation over the last
40% of consumers said that they were still buying the same amount of organic products
as before the recession, although a small number - 3% - said that they had had to
abandon buying organic.
A spokesperson for Mintel revealed that slight shifts had taken place within the
organic market, however.
The results showed that some of the most dedicated organic consumers have swapped
to less expensive organic brands, whilst those who only buy organic occasionally
have continued to do so.
Mintel also found that there was a lack of trust amongst consumers when it came
to seeing the term “natural” and, to a lesser extent, “organic”, on produce.
It found just 33% trusted the former and 45% the latter.
This is a problem shared with the natural beauty market, with consumers seeing some
skin care products being described as natural which do not actually have a high
percentage of natural ingredients.
Organic is a slightly more restricted term and only those skin care products which
have a truly high proportion of organic ingredients may bear the organic certification
symbols of The Soil Association, Organic Food Federation and EcoCert.
Green People has over 70 organic body care products
with organic certification from the above bodies, including its brand new
natural and organic mineral make up range.
8th December 09
Synthetic musks found in umbilical cord blood
Research from America has revealed the many chemicals to which babies are exposed,
with 232 contaminants found in umbilical cord blood samples.
Seven out of the ten samples revealed synthetic musks to be present. These emulate
the scent of natural musks and make up a great deal of the base used in perfumes
Very little research has been done into the safety of synthetic musks but what there
has been has given rise to some concerns. They have been linked with hormonal disruption
and toxicity to aquatic life.
Unfortunately it is difficult to determine which products contain musks as manufacturers
do not have to list the individual components of their perfumes. They are thus normally
found under the catch-all term “fragrance” or “parfum”.
A better alternative is to choose natural skin care products and cleaning products
which clearly state exactly what their fragrance is made from. Green People offers
full disclosure of all of its ingredients so you know exactly what you are putting
on your skin.
See our natural skin care products now.
2nd December 09
Green People launches natural mineral make up range
Green People is very excited to unveil a selection of new natural mineral make up:
nine certified natural and organic cosmetics which support your skin’s health and
Not only are they suitable for people with normal, combination or oily skin, but
these products can also be used by those with sensitive skin or eczema, psoriasis,
rosacea and acne.
Our natural mineral make up sits on top of the skin, hiding blemishes and fine lines
while allowing the skin to breathe, but not causing irritation or clogging the pores.
The range comprises:
- The Eco Eye Collection, a set of four natural mineral eyeshadows
- Pressed Mineral Powders with SPF15 in Honey, Caramel and Maple shades
- Volumising Mascara, a natural mascara in black
- Natural Concealer, in nude
- Eco Lipsticks in Candyfloss, Cinnamon and Cherry
Browse our natural mineral make up now.
25th November 09
Canadian government pushes for phthalate ban
The Canadian Government is pushing for some types of phthalates to be banned from
toys and baby products.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals which are thought to cause developmental and
reproductive problems. Increased feminisation and genital birth defects have both
been linked with exposure to phthalates, yet they are still used in a wide range
In the home, they are found in flexible plastic packaging, footwear, stationery,
soft vinyl children’s toys and baby bibs. It is their use in the last two contexts
which the Canadian Government has decided to try to tackle.
It has proposed that six phthalates – DHEP, DINP, DBP, BBP, DNOP, DIDP – should
be banned from children’s toys and baby care products.
The Canadian Minister of Health said: “These regulations are another measure this
Government is taking to help ensure that products intended for children are safe.
This is part of our overall efforts to ensure that families have confidence in the
quality and safety of what they buy.”
In the UK, there are no such plans for the banning of certain phthalates in children’s
products but Green People would strongly support any such motion. We ensure that
all of our natural skin care products are packaged in phthalate-free bottles in
order to avoid the issue of phthalates leaching into the product.
See our phthalate-free natural skin care
9th November 09
New EU report warns of chemical effect on boys
A report from Denmark has revealed the serious effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals
commonly found in skin care products and other household items.
In recent years, it has been observed that more babies are being born female – a
trend seen in countries including the UK, Japan and the US.
It is usual that there are 106 boys born for every 100 girls but this proportion
has been changing. It has been suggested that as many as 250,000 babies who were
statistically expected to be boys, were indeed girls.
It has been suggested that hormone-disrupting chemicals can affect the development
of baby boys whilst still in the womb, causing demasculinsation at around 8-12 weeks.
This startling effect has been accompanied by feminisation of males, with testicular
problems, low sperm count and other genital problems on the increase.
The report, carried out in Denmark, suggests that whilst individual chemicals are
being recognised as having oestrogen-like properties, their cumulative action –
known as the “cocktail effect” – has not been properly investigated.
The chemicals identified by research to have these hormone-disrupting effects are
used in many everyday products, with parabens used as preservatives in many brands
of cosmetics, whilst phthalates are present in some rubber boots, PVC products and
soft toys. Some pesticides have also been recognised to have so-called “gender-bending”
The report stated: “The amounts that two-year olds absorb from the parabens propylparaben
and butylparaben can constitute a risk for oestrogen-like disruptions of the endocrine
system. This contribution originates predominantly from cosmetic products such as
oil-based creams, moisturising creams, lotions and sunscreen.”
The new report into the effect of these chemicals on children is to be discussed
at the EU level, with regulatory action expected before Christmas.
Green People’s cosmetics, sun lotions and other body care products are made without
parabens and contained within phthalate-free packaging because we are aware of the
possible consequences that using these ingredients can have.
Browse through our huge range of paraben-free products now.
23rd October 09
Green Beauty Bible Winners Again!
Green People has once again featured in the Green Beauty Bible, with an impressive
7 products triumphing in the “Tried and Tested” section.
The second edition of this wonderful guide to natural skin care has been eagerly
awaited by beauty bible fans, with new featured products and updated comments from
Here are some of the comments from Green Beauty Bible testers who tried Green People
‘Top marks for this lovely light rose-smelling cream which sank in instantly; my
skin felt immediately smoother’ • ‘really nice product with a feel of luxury – no
greasiness after use’ • ’Ten plus! Adored this soft smooth and deliciously scented
cream; my legs are prone to dry scaly patches and there was a definite improvement
after a week; at last I have smooth shiny skin.’
Aloe Vera Deodorant
‘Ten out of ten – it kept me fresh and dry through a night out’ • ‘I stayed fresh
all day and didn’t feel that this was going to have any adverse health effects’
• ‘I sweated on a long walk but didn’t feel sticky or smelly’ • ‘I was sceptical,
but am now a convert’.
Self Tan Lotion
The only self-tanner I have used that did not smell like one – hooray! Nice, fresh
smell from the tube and when drying’ • ‘I used it before going to bed and my skin
had a gentle sun-kissed glow in the morning; it was a very realistic colour – not
at all orangey – which needed topping up after two to three days’ • ‘I love the
natural formula, the no animal testing policy, and that it supports the Penny Brohn
Cancer Care centre’.
See all of our Green Beauty Bible award-winning
16th October 09
UK consumers still opting for ethical shopping
Despite the financial troubles of the past year, UK consumers are continuing to
lead the way in ethical shopping, a new report has found.
A market research survey revealed that 41% of British consumers have purchased ethical
products. This figure beats mainland Europe countries such as Germany (34%), France
(31%) and Spain (12%).
This suggests that UK consumers value the environmental, fair trade or welfare benefits
conveyed by ethical products more than mainland Europeans.
This preference for buying ethical is surprising given another finding by the same
research organisation: that the number of consumers who feel the impact of their
shopping choices makes a difference has almost halved in the last two years.
Just 23% of consumers now feel that making ethical purchases can help the environment,
compared to 44% two years ago.
A spokesperson for the organisation which carried out the research commented: “Our
shoppers want ‘value for values’ – and that has held up during the recession.”
She went on to suggest that customers’ confidence in their shopping habits making
a difference could be regained by retailers being more open about the source of
Green People believes that choosing products with certified organic ingredients
is a great way of assuring ethical sourcing.
This is because organic certification is not granted to farms which grow ingredients
using unethical practices. It also means that the native flora and fauna of the
area cannot be affected detrimentally, promoting sustainability and preventing environmental
Many of Green People’s natural skin care products
contain so many certified organic ingredients that they themselves can be certified
as organic. However, this isn’t always possible with some ingredients, which simply
can’t be found certified organic.
We try to get these from fairly traded sources instead, where workers are guaranteed
a fair wage. You can see which ingredients in a product are fairly traded by looking
for the ^ symbol in the ingredients list.
Our ethical, organic Christmas gifts
make wonderful presents for ethical or eco-minded people – they are a real joy to
use and can be recycled once they are finished.
8th October 09
Professor calls for action on environmental childhood diseases
An American professor has spoken out at a health summit on the topic of childhood
diseases and chemicals in the environment.
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine chairman revealed that environmental chemicals
were thought to be linked to rising rates of birth defects, neuro-developmental
disorders and asthma in children.
“The environment is a powerful determinant of human health, and there is no group
more vulnerable or susceptible to adverse influences in the environment than kids,”
He referred to several studies carried out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
that have found certain chemicals to be present in newborns and breast milk.
He also said that there are up to 3,000 chemicals currently being used in large
volumes and many of these are found in adults’ blood and urine.
He estimated the cost of chronic childhood diseases caused by these chemicals to
be close to $55 billion a year and called for improved testing, as less than half
of the 3,000 being used have public toxicity profiles.
At Green People we firmly believe that some of the synthetic chemicals in common
use are harmful to our bodies, which is why we make
organic and natural skin care products without these chemicals.
2nd October 09
Concerns over lead in lipsticks
Researchers in America have been looking into the issue of lead levels in lipstick
after concerns were raised that they could be too high.
In the study, carried out by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), traces of lead
were indeed found in lipsticks. The concentrations of lead ranged from 0.09 to 3.06
ppm – levels which the FDA considers to be acceptable.
However, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) spoke out over the results, saying
that the upper limit of lead levels was much higher than when tested two years ago.
In 2007, the CSC research found the highest level of lead in lipstick to be just
0.65 ppm – a vast difference from the 3.06 ppm recorded in the more recent FDA study.
In their reply to the FDA findings, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics urged the FDA
to put in place maximum levels at which lead can be found in lipstick, as currently
no standard exists.
In its statement, a Boston University professor of paediatrics and public health
explained why lead in lipstick is a problem.
“Lead is a proven neurotoxin that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems
such as lowered IQ, reduced school performance and increased aggression. Pregnant
women are particularly vulnerable to lead exposure, because lead easily crosses
the placenta and enters the fetal brain where it can interfere with normal development.”
The CSC report also revealed that lead builds up in the body and the frequent application
of lipstick can lead to significant levels of exposure.
Green People is concerned about the chemicals to which people are unwittingly exposed
through their cosmetics and believes that all cosmetic brands should be doing their
utmost to minimise the levels of toxins present in their products.
Green People sells a range of organic cosmetics,
including natural lipsticks
and a spot cover which can also
be mixed with moisturiser for a natural foundation.
24th September 09
Green People supports ethical fashion
Green People has teamed up with the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) to offer support
for new ethical designers. EFF aims to support and promote sustainable practices,
raise awareness and provide the tools and resources needed to reduce environmental
damage and raise standards in the fashion industry.
With the ever-expanding ethical fashion industry, help is always needed to ensure
designers can get the support they need to turn their innovative designs into a
successful fashion label. With the help of the Ethical Fashion Forum and their new
Innovation Project they hope to be able to do just that.
Green People has donated £5000 sponsorship for their Innovation Project and hope
to help support the 2009 winners in developing their labels.
This year’s winners are:
Their ideology is centred on combining East African heritage with current trends.
As well as being responsible for the workshop team, Lalesso also tries to involve
the community in as many ways as possible.
MIA has combined second hand clothes purchased from local markets with traditional
Malawian textiles to create contemporary women’s wear. One important element is
MIA’s commitment to avoiding the waste of disposable fashion culture and embracing
what is in our ‘wardrobes’ to reinvent it.
By using the fleece and tweed produced by crofters from villages in the Highlands
of Scotland, Henrietta Ludgate supports the crofters and the skills and traditions
that they embody.
Pioneering the “Zero Waste Fashion” cutting process which saves 15% more material,
Mark Liu has also researched the use of organic fabrics, water based pigments and
bio- plastics in the creation of his designs.
Look out for more news from these brilliant designers in the near future as we keep
you updated on their progress.
16th September 09
'Innovative' award for Baby Foaming Cleanser
Yet another of our Organic Babies
range has received a TIPS award! This time it is the
Baby Foaming Cleanser, one of the newest members of the range.
It received the ‘Innovative’ Award in recent Baby Wipe testing after it impressed
many of the testers with its many uses. It can be used for cleansing hands, faces
and bottoms and also for cleaning high chairs, toys and other baby products.
Here are some of the lovely comments that the testers made:
• Knowing the ingredients were pure and free from harmful ingredients
• It is effective without being harsh
• Very easy to use with one hand because of the pump dispenser
• Lovely! Soft, smooth dries quickly and leaves skin soft, no residue
• It didn’t bother his skin and he is prone to nappy rash
• I didn’t think it would work so well on nappy changes so I was very pleased
• Me and my partner used it on our hands and found it very good
• Far and away exceeded my expectations, am impressed with its cleansing powers!
Our natural baby cleanser was also described as a ‘handy addition to a baby bag”
and “easy to dispense even with one hand (very handy with a wriggly baby to deal
Read more about the Baby Foaming
1st September 09
Green People sponsors final of Miss Earth 2009
Green People has helped to judge the final of the Miss Earth competition after signing
up as one of the sponsors of the event.
Miss Earth is an annual event which aims to find the eco-friendliest beauty queens
of four countries of the UK, who then qualify to appear in the Miss Earth World
As sponsors, Green People members Sue Losson and Charlotte Dockreay were invited
to judge the final of Miss Earth UK.
Over the two day event, the entrants went through a gruelling process of being interviewed
by the panel of finalists, speaking about the eco projects they have been involved
in and designing fashion outfits from recyclable materials.
In the end, the Miss Earth winners were announced as:
Kirsty Nichol – Miss England 2009
Sarah Finlay – Miss Scotland 2009
Dominique Dyer – Miss Wales 2009
Kayleigh O’Reilly – Miss Northern Ireland 2009
As well as helping decide on the winners, Green People presented the winning girls
with hampers filled with Oy! teenage
skin care products and provided natural beauty advice to members of the
25th August 09
More men shopping online for skin care products
Men now outnumber women when it comes to buying skin care products online, according
to new research.
The finding was part of a wider survey of online shopping habits, which sees men
outspending women by over £650, on average.
As well as male skin care products, men spent more than woman on furniture, holidays,
entertainment products and technical goods. Women, on the other hand, exceed men’s
spend on clothing such as jeans and shoes.
Consumer behaviour specialists believe that shopping online suits men’s preference
for fast and efficient service, whilst many women prefer to confer with friends
when deciding on purchases – not always possible when browsing the net.
It appears that the number of men shopping via the computer will continue to rise,
with 40% of those surveyed saying that they are looking to do most of their shopping
online in the future.
Green People has always found its range of natural
skin care products for men to be very popular online, in particular the
No. 2 Shave Now shaving gel and
No. 9 Stay Cool men’s deodorant.
19th August 09
Essential oils show promise as natural pesticides
Certain essential oils could replace conventional pesticides as a natural form of
insect control, scientists have revealed.
The researchers, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, say that
the essential oils of rosemary, clove, mint and thyme have properties which could
make them useful as pesticides for farmers.
It was discovered that when the herbs were mixed and diluted in water, they helped
to protect crops by both killing and deterring pests.
There are limitations, however; essential oils can break down quickly when exposed
to sunlight so frequent re-application is necessary. In addition, they need to be
more concentrated than non-natural pesticides in order to be effective enough.
If found to be practical, these natural pesticides would offer farmers an eco-friendly
alternative to some of the synthetic chemicals currently in common use in agriculture.
At Green People, we utilise essential oils in our organic
skin care products as we are well aware of their remarkable properties.
For example, we use mint, rosemary, clove and thyme – the essential oils mentioned
in this study – in our range of natural deodorants
for their anti-microbial action.
We are delighted to see this evidence for the use of essential oils in farming as
we are very concerned about the effect of current pesticides on both the environment
and on humans.
13th August 09
Survey shows sun cream habits lacking
57% of people never use sun cream when at home in the UK, according to a new survey.
4,000 Brits were questioned about their sun bathing and sun safe habits as part
of the study, which ultimately revealed that many people do not take enough care
in the sun.
One finding of the study was the mistaken belief that staying out in the sun in
the UK is less damaging to our skin than being out in the sun whilst abroad.
However, even when abroad, 30% of the study participants revealed that they would
neglect to wear any sun cream on the last day of their holiday in order to get a
A dermatologist from Hope Hospital, Manchester, discussed of the results of the
survey, saying: “People simply fail to appreciate the strength of the sun, whether
abroad or in the UK, and are putting themselves at greater risk of sun damage and
He recommended using sun creams with at least SPF15 protection all over the body
when out in the sun together with higher SPF sun creams on exposed areas like the
face, shoulders, ears and lower legs.
He also suggested regularly using SPF moisturiser on the face, neck and back of
the hands in order to avoid premature ageing caused by the sun’s UV rays.
Green People offers natural sun creams which
are very gentle on the skin and which are also free from the pore-clogging ingredients
which can lead to conditions like prickly heat.
5th August 09
Sunbed risk upgraded
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has upgraded the risk of sunbeds,
saying conclusively that they are “carcinogenic to humans”.
The IARC had previously marked sunbeds as a probable cause of cancer but their new
standing means that they are now in the highest category of risk, along with smoking
What prompted the upgrade was a piece of new research which identified the use of
sunbeds before the age of 30 as increasing the risk of melanoma by 75%. In addition,
sunbeds have been linked with melanoma of the eye.
A spokesperson for Cancer Research UK said: “The link between sunbeds and skin cancer
has been convincingly shown in a number of scientific studies now and so we are
very pleased that IARC have upgraded sunbeds to the highest risk category.
“This backs up Cancer Reseach UK’s advice to avoid sunbeds completely for cosmetic
With the risks of sunbeds becoming more apparent, it is likely that ex-sunbed users
will be looking to self tans in order to give themselves a bronzed look.
For those interested in using an organic self tan, Green People has the
Self Tan Lotion for all-over use and the
Soft Glow Gradual Tan for a gentler facial glow.
20th July 09
Higher pesticide risk for children under 7
Researchers have found that children under seven are more vulnerable to the effects
of pesticides than previously realised.
The study, which was carried out by scientists from the University of Berkeley in
California, found that below seven years, children have lower levels of a certain
enzyme needed in the body’s defence against toxic pesticides.
The enzyme, paraoxonase, helps to break down and neutralise organophosphate pesticides.
These are known for their toxic effects on the nervous system, and research has
suggested that they could be responsible for lowered IQ levels in children exposed
to them whilst in the womb.
Previously, it was believed that by age two, children have paraoxonase levels similar
to those of adults. However, this new research reveals that it is not until age
seven that these levels are reached.
In addition, it was found that children were not equal in their ability to break
down pesticides; genetics appears to play a part in the effectiveness of their paraoxonase
At Green People, we use organically grown ingredients in our natural skin care products
wherever possible as we are concerned about the effects that pesticides can have
on the body.
We have created special organic body care ranges for babies and children which are
mild on the skin and made with a high percentage of organic ingredients.
See our Organic Babies and Organic Children products now.
8th July 09
Pesticide decision reversed in Court of Appeal
Georgina Downs, who won a landmark victory over pesticides in crop spraying, has
had the decision overturned in the Court of Appeal.
In November 2008, the 35-year-old, from West Sussex, won a case against the Government
regarding the risk to rural residents from crop-spraying. Read the
original news story.
The judge at the time said that she had produced “solid evidence” that residents
and bystanders had not been protected from pesticides in use and ordered a review
of spraying policies.
However, the Court of Appeal has now overturned that decision, finding in favour
of DEFRA (The Department of Farming and Rural Affairs).
Ms Downs has branded the decision “the most bizarre and inaccurate Judgment to have
ever come out of the Court of Appeal”.
She claims that the Court of Appeal did not consider the evidence that she had presented
to the original hearing but instead relied on an older report released by the Royal
Commission on Environmental Pollution.
The Soil Association, one of the UK’s organic farming and certification bodies,
has spoken out in support of Ms Downs’ case.
The policy directory for The Soil Association commented: “Whatever the court of
appeal says, the fact is UK regulation of pesticide spraying does not take into
account the safety of schools or families living next to sprayed fields.
“Before today’s judgment, the National Farmers Union had admitted that farmers will
have to take more care of the wellbeing of their neighbours, whatever the courts
“The best way farmers can do this is to move to farming systems that don’t require
dangerous chemicals to produce our food.”
2nd July 09
Environmental factors recognised as causing cancer
The European Commission has officially acknowledged that tackling environmental
factors can help to prevent cancer.
Previously, the focus has been on changing people’s lifestyles to reduce their risk
of cancer but this move has opened up new possibilities in cutting cancer rates.
It may mean that new policies on pesticides, air pollution and other toxin exposures
could be developed on the basis of these factors’ cancer-causing properties.
This news has been welcome by many, including the Health and Environment Alliance
(HEAL), a network of not-for-profit organisations.
A HEAL spokesperson commented: “As individuals, we have very limited choice about
the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the level of chemical
contamination in our indoor and outdoor environments.”
She continued: “We hope to help the new European Partnership Against Cancer make…progress
on wider environmental prevention by making all our…environments cleanser and safer.”
Green People has long believed that chemicals in the environment can cause ill health
and it is this belief which fuels our expanding range of
organic body care products.
We are delighted to hear that the European Commission has now recognised environmental
factors as being a threat to our health and hope to see them take bold steps in
23rd June 09
Volunteers wanted for BBC2 natural health series
Green People has been contacted by the makers of a natural health series which is
looking for participants to feature on the BBC 2 programme.
“Grow Your Own Drugs” will investigate whether plant-based remedies can be effective
in resolving complaints such as itchy eyes, a blocked nose and sinusitis.
If you think you might like to take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 0207 307 2740 with detailed information about the type of condition from which