Ever wondered what Green People founder Charlotte Vøhtz uses in her organic skin care regime? Here Charlotte shares her skin secrets and tells us what makes her Age Defy+ range so special.
TELL US WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE AGE DEFY+ BY CHA VØHTZ RANGE
Age Defy+ is an all-encompassing skin care regime which uses a unique blend of innovative natural phyto-actives. I have sourced cutting-edge, scientifically proven botanicals that offer clear results, to target the real beauty concerns of women aged 35+.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES IN THE RANGE?
As much as I love the skin feel of combining the Cell Enrich Facial Oil and Hydrate & Renew Serum, the Line Eraser is my ultimate must-have. The way it immediately hydrates and tightens is indispensable to my skin. I also love the multi-purpose nature of this serum; it works for all wrinkles not just those around the eye area. On days when I’m tired or my skin isn’t looking its best, I’ll reapply to areas that need an instant lift and extra hydration.
WHAT INSPIRED THE COLLECTION?
I was 50 when I started formulating Age Defy+. I had been using our Green People skin care range and started to see that my skin was crying out for something more. It took over 10 years to create the range we have today and developing products with cutting-edge botanicals is part of the journey that I enjoy the most.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO YOU THAT THE SKIN CARE YOU USE IS SUPPORTED BY SCIENCE?
I have a background in pharmaceuticals, which I guess is where my passion stems from. Science fascinates me, in fact even on holiday my idea of a good read is clinical trials and new raw material specifications. I love researching and discovering new and innovative ingredients.
TELL US YOUR BEST KEPT SKIN CARE SECRET
As we age, cell renewal, the process by which our skin produces new skin cells, slows down. Once you pass 50, cell renewal only happens every 45-90 days, meaning hardened, dead skin cells are left on the skin’s surface, making the complexion appear dull and lacklustre.
Exfoliation is the key to beautiful, rejuvenated skin. Regular deep but gentle exfoliation is essential to stimulate circulation and promote cell renewal. Without exfoliation skin care products will underperform as the active ingredients are unable to penetrate the skin to deliver their ‘magic’.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SKIN CARE REGRETS?
I wish that plant actives based on Stem Cell technology had been more readily available, as this would have enabled me to start my journey into formulating Age Defy+ much earlier.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE ULTIMATE WEAPON AGAINST WRINKLES?
I firmly believe in the power of synergy, that not just one ingredient delivers all that is needed for the ultimate anti-ageing product. Our blends use key ingredients including Baicalin, Olive Squalane, Plant Stem Cells and precious oils such as Rosehip, Cranberry and Pomegranate. No one ingredient offers all the beauty benefits; a combination is needed to regenerate, hydrate and protect the skin.
DO YOU BELIEVE A GOOD SKIN CARE REGIME CAN BOOST YOUR WELLBEING?
If you feel good and are comfortable in your skin, then that definitely contributes to overall wellbeing. I don’t believe we should become consumed by the pursuit of youth, instead celebrate the beauty of ageing.
IF YOU COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM OF SKIN CARE TO A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
If humidity is high, I would choose our Hydrate & Renew Serum, which is light, penetrates easily and delivers the goodness the skin needs. When the relative humidity drops below about 40% the air feels dry to your skin, this low humidity means your skin needs a more nourishing and richer blend like our Brightening Moisturiser or Cell Enrich Facial Oil.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE GREEN PEOPLE CUSTOMERS WILL EXPERIENCE FROM THE RANGE?
I hope that through using my range women will experience a smoother, firmer and rejuvenated complexion, and will learn to love their skin throughout the changes that ageing brings.
It’s also important to me that they embrace the beautiful sensory experience that the range offers. I have carefully refined the subtle spa-like scents for each product so that they impact the senses and emotional wellbeing, as well as benefitting the skin.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR AGE DEFY+ BY CHA VØHTZ?
You can expect more exciting and innovative products, but the rest is top secret for now!!
SHOP CHARLOTTE'S ESSENTIALS
Plant Stem Cell technology to target wrinkles around the eyes and lips
A nutrient-rich facial oil which promotes cell regeneration and reduces wrinkles