Beginner's guide to clean beauty

13/05/2020 — By Alexandra Julian

Beginner's guide to clean beauty

According to the Chemical Safe Skincare Campaign, the average woman will introduce up to 175 chemicals to her skin every day and the majority will be absorbed into the blood stream.

This can cause a build up of toxins, burdening the body.

Clean beauty products contain pure, natural ingredients that benefit the skin whilst being safe for the skin and for the environment.

It's easy to make the switch to clean beauty

More and more people are making the switch to clean beauty in the UK and choosing organic skin care to help them look and feel healthier.

Our organic cleansers, serums, eye creams and moisturisers are made from natural oils, extracts and essences which work to give you fresh, clean and glowing skin.

Ethically sourced and carefully formulated, our skin care range restores your skin's natural balance and beauty.

The Green People UK clean beauty range is suitable for people who have sensitive skin or allergies as we do not include any synthetic fragrances, parabens, petrochemicals, SLS/SLES (sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate) or any other unnecessary synthetic substances.

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Organic cleansers for a fresh complexion

Cleansing is by far the best thing you can do for your complexion. Every day your skin comes into contact with dirt, oil, grease and airborne pollution. Chemical-based foundation lotions and colour cosmetics are essentially skin pollutants which can have adverse effects if not regularly removed.

The only defence against all this pollution is cleansing. This must be deep enough to be effective, but still very gentle to avoid damaging or drying your skin.

Our organic cleansers are full of natural ingredients such as organic Shea butter which remove impurities and leave your skin feeling soft, balanced and purified. They are free from SLS, a harsh cleansing agent which can easily irritate sensitive skin.

Read our guide to achieving the perfect cleanse.

Try our clean face washes & cleansers:

Foaming Face Wash 100ml
4.5 star rating 253 Reviews

Foaming Face Wash 100ml

An alcohol-free, anti-blemish face wash for a refreshingly clear complexion

£14.00

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Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml
4.8 star rating 573 Reviews

Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover 150ml

Soothing cleanser & make-up remover for all skin types

£20.00

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Scent Free Cleanser & Make-up Remover 150ml
4.9 star rating 391 Reviews

Scent Free Cleanser & Make-up Remover 150ml

Ultra-gentle cleanser & make-up remover

£20.00

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Age Defy+ Ultimate Wonder Balm 50ml
4.8 star rating 70 Reviews

Age Defy+ Ultimate Wonder Balm 50ml

A rejuvenating multi-purpose beauty balm

£32.00

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    Tip: Never wash your face with very hot or ice cold water - both can cause broken capillaries.

    Natural serums for energised skin

    Serums have now largely taken the place of toners in clean beauty regimes. Read more in Time to tone it down: toner or serum.

    Alcohol-based astringent type toners are very harsh and can irritate sensitive skin so it is important to avoid these.

    A natural, plant-based serum can support your skin to achieve a better, smoother appearance, helping to reduce visible pores and fine wrinkles and allow your moisturiser to penetrate deeper into your skin.

    Try our clean serums:

     

    Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml
    4.8 star rating 405 Reviews

    Hydrating Firming Serum 50ml

    An anti-ageing serum to lock in moisture, firm and plump the skin

    £21.00

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    Scent Free Hydrating Calming Serum 50ml
    4.7 star rating 209 Reviews

    Scent Free Hydrating Calming Serum 50ml

    A scent-free soothing, hydrating and regenerating serum for ultra-sensitive skin

    £21.00

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    Age Defy+ Hydrate & Renew Serum 30ml
    4.8 star rating 199 Reviews

    Age Defy+ Hydrate & Renew Serum 30ml

    Delivering intense hydration and skin regeneration

    £39.00

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    Plant-rich moisturisers for healthy skin


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    Along with cleansing, moisturising your skin is essential. The basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter what skin type they have, should moisturise. Even if your skin is oily it will benefit from a moisturiser.

    Moisturising is all about keeping the skin fit for fighting against external problems and to support normal skin function.

    Moisturisers seal moisture into skin. So how much should you moisturise? Your skin will tell you. When your skin is tight, it's crying out for moisture. The perfect moisturiser for your skin should go on your skin without feeling greasy and should never irritate or burn.

    Avoiding chemical based products and instead using a natural moisturiser rich in vitamins will protect and nourish your skin leaving it feeling hydrated and healthy.

    Our organic moisturisers are made with plant Squalane and Jojoba esters that deliver an instant moisture infusion that lasts at least 8 hours.

    Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml
    4.8 star rating 570 Reviews

    Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml

    A 24-hour anti-ageing moisturiser to boost skin hydration and reduce wrinkles

    £20.00

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    Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml
    4.8 star rating 624 Reviews

    Scent Free Anti-Ageing 24-Hour Cream 50ml

    An ultra-gentle anti-ageing moisturiser to soothe and nourish sensitive skin

    £20.00

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    Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser 30ml
    4.7 star rating 215 Reviews

    Age Defy+ Brightening Moisturiser 30ml

    Innovative moisturiser to target age spots and boost skin-cell metabolism

    £37.00

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    Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml
    4.7 star rating 662 Reviews

    Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml

    An essential skin defence moisturiser with SPF15 UV protection

    £22.00

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    See our full range of organic moisturisers now.

    Moisturising tip:

    Always apply your moisturiser immediately after cleansing and toning your face, when the skin is still moist.

    The layers of plant oils that are in the moisturiser will then trap the extra water (moisture) next to the skin.

    This is especially important for older skin because the fibres of collagen and elastin become less efficient at retaining moisture as they age.

     

    Weekly skin treats

    Purifying exfoliators for pore-deep cleansing

    Exfoliating can often be a step in the weekly skin care routine that many of us miss. But by exfoliating your skin properly twice a week, you will notice an almost immediate difference.

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    You remove excess dead skin cells, which immediately improves your skin’s texture and appearance as younger cells are able to come to the surface.

    Like cleansing, exfoliating your skin improves circulation, gives your skin a healthy glow and helps your moisturiser to absorb. It may not be suitable for those with very sensitive skin, however.

    Try our clean facial scrubs and masks:

    Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask 50ml
    4.9 star rating 69 Reviews

    Coconut Charcoal Purifying Face Mask 50ml

    A pore-purifying detox mask to mattify and balance all skin types

    £21.00

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    Fruit Scrub Exfoliator 50ml
    4.7 star rating 243 Reviews

    Fruit Scrub Exfoliator 50ml

    A natural exfoliator to deeply cleanse all skin types

    £16.00

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    Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator 30ml
    4.9 star rating 134 Reviews

    Age Defy+ Soft Buff Skin Exfoliator 30ml

    A facial exfoliator to deliver skin clarity and a refined, revived complexion

    £23.00

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    Exfoliation tips:

    • Exfoliate once or twice a week.
    • Choose a very gentle exfoliator to help remove the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion.
    • Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good.
    • Many high street exfoliators contain tiny plastic particles also known as micro beads or micro plastics, which are now present in all the seas and oceans of the world.

     

    Vitality-enhancing face masks

    A weekly face mask can also be a fantastic boost for your skin. Whether you have dry, normal/combination or oily skin a face mask with ingredients suited for your skin type can help to leave you looking radiant and glowing.

    Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml
    4.9 star rating 86 Reviews

    Age Defy+ Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 50ml

    A beauty-boosting, deeply hydrating face mask which rejuvenates skin overnight

    £32.00

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    Face mask tips:

     

     


    Our UK customer care team are happy to help you create the perfect clean beauty skin care routine for your skin needs. Please call us on 01403 740350 or chat to us on social @GreenPeopleUK.


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