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What is the origin of the Palm oil used in your products?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is the origin of the Palm oil used in your products?

We have had enquiries from customers who are concerned about the natural habitat of the orang-utan, which is under threat from deforestation.

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What is the difference between Octyl methoxycinnamate and Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is the difference between Octyl methoxycinnamate and Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate?

Octyl methoxycinnamate (otherwise known as Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate or OMC) is a commonly used UV filter. In-vitro studies have shown that OMC has weak oestrogenic activity that could possibly affect hormone activity and levels in living cells and organisms.

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What is the best skin care regime for acne?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is the best skin care regime for acne?

Harsh ingredients in facial products (such as Mineral Oil, Silicones and Paraffin Wax) can sometimes be the cause of acne-type reactions so avoiding the use of these synthetic chemicals can help improve acne in some cases.

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What is Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate?

Sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate is a sugar based surfactant used as an emulsifier and stabiliser in creams and lotions. They are produced from naturally occurring raw materials using natural processes and are perfectly safe with no adverse effects.

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What is Lauryl glucoside?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is Lauryl glucoside?

Lauryl glucoside is a sugar based surfactant used as an emulsifier and stabiliser in creams and lotions.

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What is Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

What is Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate?

Isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate is a natural compound which is found in the roots of the Indian Galangal plant, a member of the Ginger family.

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What is Green People's fair trade policy?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

What is Green People's fair trade policy?

All of our products are made either in the UK, or in a family owned and run manufacturing facility in Scandinavia.

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What is Corn Sugar Gum (Xanthan gum)?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

What is Corn Sugar Gum (Xanthan gum)?

The proper name for this ingredient is Xanthan gum which is produced by the fermentation of maize starch (corn starch) with the bacteria Xanthomonas campestris.

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What is Betaine & why is it used in toothpaste?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is Betaine & why is it used in toothpaste?

Derived from sugar beet, Betaine has a strong affinity with water and is utilised by body cells to protect themselves against dehydration.

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What is the difference between an allergy and a sensitivity?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What is the difference between an allergy and a sensitivity?

Allergies should not be confused with sensitivities. A true allergic reaction will result in the release of histamine and may result in serious symptoms that can affect different systems of the body.

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What do the batch numbers mean?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

What do the batch numbers mean?

It is possible to ascertain the date of manufacture from the batch number of the product.

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