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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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What causes heat rash/prickly heat?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

What causes heat rash/prickly heat?

Heat Rash or Prickly Heat is properly known as Miliaria and is characterised by itchy red spots which typically develop on the chest, on the armpits and between the thighs in hot climates. It is caused by blocked sweat ducts which in turn lead to irritation and inflammation of sweat glands.

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What are phthalates?

13/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vohtz

What are phthalates?

Phthalates are a group of chemicals classed as plasticisers and are used to keep some materials flexible and to prevent them becoming rigid and brittle.

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Is sodium coco sulphate the same as sodium lauryl sulphate?

13/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

Is sodium coco sulphate the same as sodium lauryl sulphate?

Sodium coco sulfate is not the same as Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). The latter has a small molecular mass which enables it to penetrate the skin and affect living cells under the surface.

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Is Palm Oil OK for Eczema?

12/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

Is Palm Oil OK for Eczema?

There are absolutely no problems with having palm oil as a part of the fatty acid profile in a moisturiser for eczema sufferers.

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Is Benzoic acid the same as Benzene?

12/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vøhtz

Is Benzoic acid the same as Benzene?

Benzoic Acid is a preservative. A naturally occurring compound, it is found in many fruits including cherries, cranberries and raspberries.

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Does Green People use vegetable glycerin?

12/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vøhtz

Does Green People use vegetable glycerin?

Glycerin is produced by adding alkalis to fats and fixed oils – a process called ‘saponification’.

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How does Sun Tan Accelerator work?

12/05/2020 - By Alexandra Julian

How does Sun Tan Accelerator work?

The ingredient that we use as a sun tan accelerator is an extract from the Carob bean which is particularly rich in a form of the vitamin Inositol. This nutrient is a major constituent of the skin’s natural brown pigment...

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Does chalk in toothpaste scratch your teeth?

12/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vøhtz

Does chalk in toothpaste scratch your teeth?

No, the chalk in our Toothpastes will not scratch or erode teeth, either deciduous or permanent.

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What is the difference between Green People Self Tan Lotion and Gradual Tan Moisturiser?

12/05/2020 - By Charlotte Vøhtz

What is the difference between Green People Self Tan Lotion and Gradual Tan Moisturiser?

The Gradual Tan Moisturiser is for everyday use - it is a face and neck moisturiser with a built-in 'gradual tan' and active ingredients to help maintain a clear complexion.

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